The QGI Northern Lights


Detail of Strippy Quilt by Doreen Moffat

The QGI Northern Lights group meets at Bleary Farmers` Hall,  26 Upper Ballydugan Rd, Portadown, Craigavon BT63 5NU. Directions and Link to Googlemap below.

General Information

Our group meets on the 3rd Tuesday of the month, 7.00 – 9.30 p.m. from September to May, (excluding December and January.)

We organise all-day Saturday workshops, usually one in autumn and one in spring.

‘Sewing Saturdays` are popular.  Usually held in January, Members bring their own projects along to get on with. Also, usually a week or so after the QGI Conference, we have another,  so that  we can continue whatever project we started there.

The February meeting is a `Come & Try` night when 5 or 6 members demonstrate a technique or hold quick mini workshops. 3rd Tuesdays might shift if Easter or other holiday gets in the way.


QGINL Secretary:

Dympna & Violet  Email OR

QGI Membership:

Jean Kelly  Email


Quilter’s Guild of Ireland Northern Lights

Programme of events for September 2019 -May 2020

Date Event About Notes
Tues 17th Sept 2019 Sew a baby quilt Email available for instructions and requirements
Sat 5th Oct 2019 All day. Bring your own project/ UFO. Members will give an alternative workshop “Variants in String Piecing” You decide which is best for you.

Cost £7.00

Tues 15th Oct 2019 Gadgets Review & Aids What’s been helpful & what hasn’t. Demonstrations of some items.
Tues 19th Nov 2019 Christmas Workshop With Una – applique cushion
Tues 19th Feb 2020 Sashiko Stitching & Felt Workshop With Elisabeth Henderson
Tues 24th Mar 2020 Sustainability.

Each member brings a minimum of 3 Fat Quarters.

Swop fabrics separately or as a group or trade Plus: Discussion with  showing of  sustainability/upcycling examples, if possible
Tues 21st Apr 2020 Visit to Ulster Folk and Transport Museum With Valerie Wilson
Tues 19th May  TBC Show and Tell Evening for Members Your opportunity to show your quilting year

Link to Google Map

Directions: (from Belfast direction)   Come off A1 at first turn-off into Banbridge.

At first major set of lights, (big church on corner diagonally opposite), turn right up the Lurgan Road, on out through Seapatrick and Laurencetown and follow the signs to Gilford.

It is about 2 miles from Gilford to the Upper Ballydougan Road.

or –

From Lurgan  take the road towards Banbridge (A26) and at the first roundabout follow the sign for Gilford (B3). If coming from the M1, come in through the town centre and keep going until you see sign for Banbridge.