Irish Patchwork Society

Cumann Píosála na hÉireann

celebrating the art of patchwork & quilt making since 1981


The North Eastern Branch (NE) of the Irish Patchwork Society (IPS) is a small Branch based in Dundalk.  After a break in branch meetings close to two years we are pleased to be meeting again.  Since February 2022 our meetings have taken place fortnightly on a Tuesday morning from 10am to 12.30am in the Bridge Club, Ramparts Road, this may change in September 2022 to a monthly meeting.  We work on a variety of projects and learn from our many experienced Quilters and Patchworkers.  We also arrange guest speakers for demonstrations and “Show and Tell”.  We have a lending library for members, tea and coffee (€1 charge) is available at the end of each meeting.  Admission is €5.00 for members and guests; guests are welcome to 2 meetings before they become members of the IPS.  Full details are available on the website.  Costs of workshops, demonstrations and guest speakers vary.  For details of upcoming meetings please contact the secretary by emailing


Irish Patchwork Society North Eastern branch exhibition 2022

As they say “All good things must come to an end” and so our “Old Roots, New Shoots” exhibition finished at 4pm on Saturday 9th April.  It was very successful with so many visitors. If we were not in Covid times we would have had a visitor’s book which would be brimming after the week.  The whole experience of a solo exhibition after so many years was wonderful.  From the enthusiasm of our branch members in the lead up, the hanging of the quilts on Monday 4th with guidance from Mary Hunter and our installer David to the week itself, it all went very smoothly.  It was lovely to go in each day and meet so many visitors who were very interested in learning about our members, their quilts, our branch and the society’s activities.  The comments and feedback from them and from the staff of An Táin Basement gallery were very positive.  And what a beautiful space to hang our quilts, with its white walls and smaller rooms off the main gallery!  We had 58 quilts on view which is a credit to the members of our small branch; we are hopeful that the interest in the exhibition will result in new members joining us. 


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