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River of Dreams Quilt exhibition is run by a small group of people who are passionate about quilting and who want to give local and national quilters the opportunity to exhibit their work and to see what other quilters are making River of Dreams Quilt exhibition is run by a small group of people who are passionate about quilting and who want to give local and national quilters the opportunity to exhibit their work and to see what other quilters are making

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River of Dreams Quilt exhibition runs July 6 to July 12 at  Limerick School of Art and Design

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River of Dreams Quilt exhibition is run by a small group of people who are passionate about quilting and who want to give local and national quilters the opportunity to exhibit their work and to see what other quilters are making

During lockdown quilters joined online groups and classes enabling them to meet other quilters in Ireland and around the world

During lockdown quilters joined online groups and classes enabling them to meet other quilters in Ireland and around the world
During lockdown quilters joined online groups and classes enabling them to meet other quilters in Ireland and around the world.

The 16th River of Dreams Quilt exhibition is running from Wednesday, July 6 to Tuesday, July 12, 2022, daily from 10am to 5pm at the Limerick School of Art and Design, Clare Street, Limerick. Entry to the exhibition is free. 

Over the past two years many people have turned to quilting as an artistic outlet and quilters say that quilting saved their sanity. This has resulted in quilts such as Suzanne Pass’s Quilt “Optimistic Photo Project”. Suzanne posted photos to Facebook during the first lockdown for 100 days straight. The idea was to use Facebook to make people smile! The 100 photos on the quilt are taken from those posts, one from each day, arranged in order. 

During lockdown quilters joined online groups and classes enabling them to meet other quilters in Ireland and around the world. Quilters made “Mystery Quilts” designed by international quilt teachers, designed their own quilts and made quilts for loved ones that they were missing seeing. Many of the quilts in the exhibition have been two years in the making. We are excited that people are going to be able to see these quilts at the exhibition in the Limerick School of Art and Design, Church Gallery which is a wonderful venue. 

For the The 16th River of Dreams Quilt exhibition, there are 1-hour free quilting and patchwork skills demonstrations from 1pm daily. These are being given by local quilt teachers.  Saturday, July 9 will be Children’s day with a demonstration on quilting with Children. 

The River of Dreams Quilt exhibition is run by a small group of people who are passionate about quilting and who want to give local and national quilters the opportunity to exhibit their work and to see what other quilters are making. The ethos of the River of Dreams is one of inclusiveness and we exhibit quilts of all sizes from beginners to experienced quilters. The quilts are not judged but we ask our visitors to vote for their favourite quilt and the quilter with the most votes is rewarded with a nice big bundle of fat quarters kindly donated by Moda. 

The River of Dreams quilt exhibition is run on a voluntary basis and we are very appreciative of the volunteers from the local quilting community who give their time willingly to invigilate the exhibition. Volunteers enhance the visitor experience by answering questions about the quilts and helping nonquilters understand why we like cutting up pieces of fabric and sewing them back together again!

Visit the River of Dreams Quilt exhibition from Wednesday, July 6 to Tuesday. July 12, 2022, daily from 10am to 5pm at the Limerick School of Art and Design, Clare Street, Limerick. Entry to the exhibition is free. 

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