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patchwork and quilting without the need of a sewing machine

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About the event

Laois Quilters Ethelda Ellis, Annette Doolan and Caroline Delany will be joined by other members of the group to spark interest in Patchwork and Quilting by demonstrating how articles can be made without a sewing machine.

Young and old will be shown different techniques of making and quilting articles. Members will bring fabrics, threads and notions for visitors to use to make something to bring home with them. Examples and Quilts made by the group will be on display to be discussed with those who are interested.


Where is it taking place?

Mountmellick Library and Art Gallery
O’Moore Street

Who is it suitable for?

All ages


Library is fully accessible.

When is it taking place?

Saturday August 26th, 10am to 2pm

Price & do you need to book?

Free. Booking is not required

Contact details

Laois Quilters

+353 86 8965555

Additional information 

“Laois Quilters is a group that was founded in 2018 to promote patchwork and quilting in the Midlands of Ireland. We meet monthly in Portlaoise to sew together and help and encourage one another to make traditional as well as art quilts. By organising an annual exhibition of quilts in the Library of Mountmellick, we promote quilts as a visual art. The members also make a group quilt biennially that is raffled to raise money for a chosen local charity.”


Design & Crafts Council Ireland
Irish Patchwork Society
Laois Quilters


All August Craft Month events are run independently by the event organisers. For questions regarding this event please contact the event organiser directly.

Event Details

Maker: Laois Quilters

Starts: Sat 26 Aug at 10:00 am

Ends: Sat 26 Aug at 2:00 pm

Craft Type: Textile Patchwork and Quilting

Event Location: Laois

Event Type: Workshop, Demonstration

Price: Free