In this issue, we focus on quilters and designers who are making quilting strides in the mainstream of Irish life. Read about the great crafts movement,
all part of Year of Craft 2011, under way at the Irish National Museum--Archaeology, page 70. Also, the quilters of the Irish Patchwork Society post their way into the An Post Museum at the GPO, uncovering along the way a legacy of fascinating postal memorabilia on page 46.
Between seasons, you’ll find some holiday cheer in our quilts and hanging projects. For the more ambitious quilter, there are larger quilt patterns to keep your winter full of stitching. Check out the variety of quilt sizes as we aim to provide a mixture to suit the varied tastes of our quilters.
As our Christmas present to you, this magazine is filled with more than €3,500 of prizes and giveaways, page 92. Be sure to fire up your senses and skills and join in to celebrate Dublin, City of Science, 2012 and enter the Science in My Quilt competition, page 11—it offers a whole new spin on quilting and design!
While enjoying the remarkable exhibition Of Word and Stitch, page 40, our quilts posed for cameras in the Irish National Heritage Park in Wexford. We’d like to extend a special thank you to General Manager Maura Bell and her team at this beautiful Irish landmark ideal for tourists and locals. We appreciate them sharing its beauty.
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Te Irish Love Birds quilt was photographed at “Racecourse” just outside the village of Ballyhoge in County Wexford. Long ago, Irish farmers and sportsmen would race horses across the adjoining fields. Find this pattern on page 12.
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