Quilting exhibition in St. Nicholas Church, Galway

The Jungle Animal quilt which the Western Branch of the Irish Patchwork Society will present to Enable Ireland on Monday evening.
The Jungle Animal quilt which the Western Branch of the Irish Patchwork Society will present to Enable Ireland on Monday evening.

The Western Branch of the Irish Patchwork Society will hold its biennial exhibition in St Nicholas Church, Galway City, from Monday next, May 22, until Sunday, May 28.

The official opening will be at 6pm next Monday, when Josephine Helly from RTÉ’s Boot Camp fame will do the honours.

The branch will use that occasion to hand over a charity quilt made by members to a representative of Enable Ireland for that organisation’s new premises in Galway City. The theme of the quilt is Jungle Animals. While the official presentation will be on Monday, the work will be on display for the duration of the exhibition.

Members of the Western Branch of the Irish Patchwork Society meet on the second Saturday of every month from September through to May in The Bridge Centre, St Mary’s Road, Galway City at 10am. Membership costs €40 a year. For that, members can  attend meetings anywhere in Ireland, exhibit with the group, participate in classes and workshops, borrow from the library and receive a quarterly national newsletter. Most importantly, it’s an opportunity to make lots of new friends who share a common interest.

■ The free exhibition will be open daily from 10am until 6pm until May 28 and all are welcome.