celebrating the art of patchwork & quilt making since 1981

The Western Branch are delighted to be back meeting in person.
We are even more delighted to be back at our usual venue:

the Galway Bridge Centre, St Mary's Road, Galway H91 C2C3



Our meetings take place in Galway city and currently our members come from Galway, Clare, Roscommon, Mayo, Westmeath, Sligo, Laois, Sweden and the USA

We are delighted to say that we are back meeting in person . at our usual venue the Galway Bridge Centre St Mary's Road from 10am - 12.15 (ish!)

At our September  meeting Anne Marie Horan will give a presentation about Bargello Quilts and a workshop in the afternoon from 1 - 4pm

You can renew or take out membership if you wish.

Members will bring work for Show andTellour 

Christine will be bringing fabrics from The Irish Quilter in Shannon

It will be great to see everyone back again after a lovely busy summer.

Visitors are welcome. If you would like more information about  our meeting please contact our chairperson at chairipswest@gmail.com

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Sheila Mangan's fabulous Gerard's Bargello at our May meeting.

The Western Branch were delighted to facilitate the showing of two national IPS Exhibitions in Galway during August Craft Month and Heritage Week. The venue was the offices of the Galway Civic Trust at the Hall of the Red Earl. We had plenty of help from staff and volunteers at the Galway Civic Trust.

Hundreds of visitors dropped in over the two week the quilts were on show. They were amazed at the work of the makers in the "Language Landscape Migration" and "Recycled" Exhibitions. More than one person said how surprised they were that quilts could be art when they were expecting "granny quilts". We did let them know that there were several Grannies among the makers! 

We had two days of demonstrations and allowing members of the public to have a go making a quilt as you go hexagon coaster. Great fun altogether

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