A showcase of all things quilting in Limerick City

Nick Rabbitts


Nick Rabbitts

A showcase of all things quilting in Limerick City

Some of the quilts on display at the annual River of Dreams quilt exhibition, taking place until this Friday in the Limerick School of Art and Design at Clare Street

THE 11th annual River of Dreams quilt exhibition is currently raking place at Limerick School of Art and Design.

The exhibition, which featured five big quilts and ten bespoke miniature quilt designs runs until Friday.

Organised with the support of the Limerick Quilt Centre, the event has drawn designers from across the country.

Organiser Amanda Kenny said: “People can expect a very colourful exhibition of work primarily from Limerick women, but we also have lots of work from people all over Ireland, from Dublin, from the East and from Cork. There is a good representation of the quilting community in Ireland.”

The festival was opened by Helen O’Donnell, of the Limerick City Business Association.

Amanda also paid tribute to the Limerick School of Art and Design for playing host to the exhibition, and the Limerick Quilt Centre for their support.

Maeve Meaney, the founder of the Limerick Quilt Centre, is largely responsible for the success and longevity of the showcase.

For her, the satisfaction of creating your own quilt is unparalleled as far as she is concerned. The public can attend the showcase and be shown how a quilt is created.