Irish Patchwork Society

celebrating the art of patchwork & quilt making since 1981

Upcoming events are announced below and following at the bottom of the page are updates from our Branch FaceBook pages and groups, so scroll down to catch up on the news!

The Irish Patchwork Society, P.O. Box 45, Blackrock, Co.Dublin
  • 2 Dec 2020 10:44 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    MADE IN IRELAND Exhibition | Open Call

    POSTED 11.11.20

    National Design & Craft Gallery are delighted to announce a major open submission exhibition for 2021.

    ‘MADE IN IRELAND intends to celebrate the skill and vitality of the island’s makers, and inspire pride in the remarkable and distinctive work being created in Ireland today.’ Mary Gallagher and Hilary Morley.

    Ireland has a rich heritage of craft with wealth of studio craftspeople working across all regions of our island making exceptional functional and artistic pieces. Makers invest in honing their skills over many years and work with carefully sourced, often local materials, to create high-quality pieces designed to last lifetimes. At a time when customers are showing a considerable preference and appreciation for goods that are Irish made, there is no better time to produce a vibrant, inclusive exhibition that celebrates the very best of craft MADE IN IRELAND.

    Submissions are invited from all skilled Irish makers; those with extensive exhibition experience, and those quiet makers who are stepping into the limelight for the first time. Requirements are:

    • makers living on the island of Ireland
    • working in clay, glass, metal, wood, textiles, paper, or other craft materials
    • creating original work
    • demonstrating accomplished skill and artistic merit
    • work made in collaboration with other makers is welcome

    An independent panel of craft experts will assess the submissions.

    MADE IN IRELAND will launch at the National Design & Craft Gallery (NDCG), Kilkenny in November 2021 and will tour to other Irish venues in 2022. This open call exhibition has been originated by Mary Gallagher, Owner of Blue Egg Gallery, Wexford and Hilary Morley, Editor of and Independent Curator.

    Application deadline: 1st February 2021

  • 8 Sep 2020 9:23 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Our Autumn newsletter is on the way with articles, branch news and updated membership form.  Members can log in to read online in the Resources tab.

  • 25 Aug 2020 1:58 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Our Western branch have made a fantastic video for National Heritage week on a 130 year old log cabin quilt and the method used to make it.  Please visit Learning from a Log Cabin Quilt made in 1890 on the National Heritage Site to read about this project and to watch the video. 

  • 24 Jul 2020 10:17 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Our Summer newsletter has been dispatched.  Members can log in to see our latest newsletter containing articles, news from the branches and the Sparkling Star pattern designed by Ruth Bourke of the Mid Western Branch.

    Log in and click on the Resources tab to find our members only content. 

    PDF's of current and past newsletters are available in the Newsletter section and templates for the Sparkling Star are available for download in the Things to Make section.

    If you have any trouble logging in please email

    Stay Safe and Happy Sewing!

  • 1 Jun 2020 5:38 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Midwestern branch are having a summer quilt a long making a quilt from Star blocks.  To join in see the branch blog page or click under the Branches tab above.  Post photos of finished blocks and quilts to or share on our facebook group.

    We would love to have you join in our Quilt A Long (QAL).

  • 14 Apr 2020 4:28 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The latest newsletter has been sent in the post and details of the magazine and upcoming challenges are now available to members who log in and access our resoures section. 

  • 2 Jul 2019 5:44 PM | Anonymous

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