European quilt exhibition on display in Limerick city

Anne O’Donoghue

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Anne O’Donoghue

Nora O'Connor, Castletroy, and her daughter Grania Preston, Adare, both quilters, enjoying the exhibition
A European quilt exhibition featuring work from 18 countries is currently on display in Limerick.

A European quilt exhibition featuring work from 18 countries is currently on display in Limerick.

The exhibition at Central Buildings, 51 O’Connell Street started in Birmingham in 2012 and has been travelling around Europe for the past two years.

The theme of the exhibition is crossroads and according to the Irish Patchwork Association’s International Representative, Loretta O’Brien, participants were invited to interpret the theme freely.

The crossroads could be metaphorical, like crossroad in your life, or physical, explained Miss O’Brien.

“You could be dancing at the crossroads, meeting your boyfriend at the crossroads, your children could be born and it would be a new crossroads, it is a very broad interpretation really,” she said.

Each guild was invited to submit 10 pieces, measuring 50 centimetres by 20 centimetres to the European Quilting Association’s exhibition.

“The exhibition is very well supported so far, I sit down to try and sew but I am up again talking to people,” said Miss O’Brien.

The exhibition is being hosted in by the Mid West Branch of the Irish Patchwork society and will be open Monday to Saturday from 10 am to 5:30 pm.

The exhibition was opened by Mayor of Limerick Michael Sheahan last week and will continue to run until July 20.