Nikki Foley From her buzzing business, The Sewing Shed, Nikki designs and sews. Surrounded by inspiration in County Kerry, Nikki provides us with the Celtic Wreath on page 54.
Sherry Nugent As a writer and editor, Sherry rarely gets to sketch designs.In this issue she shares a quilting inspiration with her design Irish Love Birds on page 12. Designed to be a friend’s wedding gift, it was too good not to share the pattern!
Our Celtic knot patterns on page 50 and 59 come from Jennifer McDougall who lives in Southern Alberta, Canada. Jennifer has a fascination with knots and their place in past culture and history, and she regularly designs with them. We welcome her as a regular contributor as she shares her Celtic knots series with us.
Irish Love Birds By Sherry Nugent
Christmas Moss By Stacey Carey
20 Quilting Is Installment 4
by Kass Manfield, Ruth Murray, Margaret Power, Bridget Drohan, Ann Mangan, Ann Ward and Audrey Duggan
Irish Lass by Mairead O'Gorman
6 Diary of Events 8 Readers' Letters 32 New Fabrics 34 Chat with Pat
68 Tutorials 86 Book Reviews 92 Winners 94 Web Directory
Celtic Knot A Series by Jennifer McDougall
Celtic Wreath By Nikki Foley
Science in My Quilt Competition Honouring Dublin, City of Science 2012
Of Word and Stitch Exhibition by Artist Róisín Markham
GPO Museum Postcards from Quilters
Scallops Everything You Need to Know for Elegant Borders