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18th River of Dreams Quilt Exhibition is on display at Limerick School of Art & Design June 21 – 28



18th River of Dreams Quilt Exhibition – Limerick is set to host the exhibition which will display more than 50 quilts this year

18th River of Dreams Quilt Exhibition is a vibrant, volunteer-driven celebration of quilting artistry and a powerful initiative

River of Dreams Quilt Exhibition
Pictured at the 2023 event

The 18th River of Dreams Annual Quilt Exhibition 2024 in the Limerick School of Art and Design is running from Friday 21st to Friday 28th June, 10am – 5pm every day, and admission is free.

The exhibition is organised by a small, passionate group of quilting enthusiasts who want to give local and National quilters the opportunity to exhibit their work, with a strong commitment to inclusivity, the exhibition welcomes quilts of all sizes, from novices to seasoned experts. The exhibition not only celebrates the artistry and craftsmanship of quilting but also seeks to educate and inspire offering free quilting and patchwork skills demonstrations.


They have over 90 quilts on view made by quilters from all over Ireland but especially from Limerick city and county. The exhibitors are from all age groups and they are delighted to have 20 quilts made by local children.

During the exhibition they are highlighting the work done by the St Vincent DePaul in our community. Quilters made blocks which were sewn into a quilt which will be used to raise much need funds for the society. 

The success of the River of Dreams Quilt Exhibition would not be possible without the dedicated volunteers from the local quilting community who will be on hand to answer questions about the quilts and help non-quilters understand why the group likes cutting up pieces of fabric and sewing them back together again.

There are free lunchtime  quilting technique demonstrations during the week, a children’s treasure hunt and an opportunity to vote for the quilt you like the best. The quilt that receives the most votes, its maker gets a prize.

There really is something for everyone to enjoy. The opening is being celebrated on Friday 21st at 7pm in the Limerick School of Art and Design on Clare Street. Everyone is welcome and you will be greeted with a cup of tea or coffee and  home baked cake.

The 18th River of Dreams Quilt Exhibition promises to be a captivating display of artistic talent, community spirit, and health awareness. Visitors of all ages and backgrounds are encouraged to attend this remarkable event, immerse themselves in the world of quilting, and support the valuable cause of St Vincent DePaul.

More info on Irish Patchwork Society

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