Irish Patchwork Society

The Irish Patchwork Society was founded in 1981 to promote the practice and art of patchwork, applique and quilting in Ireland, following a meeting in the National Gallery, Dublin of 100 likeminded people with an interest in patchwork. The society fosters and encourages communications between those interested in traditional and contemporary quiltmaking. It also promotes lectures, workshops, exhibitions and other activities of interest to quiltmakers, while aiming to maintain or raise the standard of quiltmaking in Ireland.

The society has close relationships with the Northern Ireland Patchwork Guild and is a member of the European Quilting Association. There are eight branches nationwide with membership ranging from 20 to 200. All branches have monthly meetings from January to June and from September to November. Full details about the various branches are available on the societies’ website.


Lecturers, workshops and exhibitions.

Who Can Join

Membership is open to anyone living in Ireland or from overseas who is interested in patchwork and quilting. 

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