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How to declutter for good

My six week journey from chaotic clutter to tidy tranquility, complete with tips and hacks for anyone desperate to learn how to declutter.

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Vote for me in the UK Blog Awards!

Welcome to 2016, Quillians! A brand new year - and a whole new set of blog awards to get excited about!The Patchwork Quill has entered two categories of the amazing UK Blog Awards - and you can help us win! There's a public vote to decide the finalists - and it is open NOW!If you… Continue reading Vote for me in the UK Blog Awards!

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Bringing home silver from the brand new #bloggies!

If you follow the PQ on social media, this is old news but... we won silver in the Arts & Culture category of the Blog Awards Ireland 2015! To say I am delighted is an understatement. I've engaged with the 'bloggies' since they launched in 2012, almost exactly a year after The Patchwork Quill did.I… Continue reading Bringing home silver from the brand new #bloggies!

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Socially disconnected?

The Patchwork Quill wouldn't exist without social media. Not in its current form, anyway. From the content of the What's On Calendar, to the people, places and projects I write about in the posts - most of what you see here has come to my attention, directly or indirectly, through Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest or… Continue reading Socially disconnected?

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I’m feeling Sew Darn Crafty…

I'm really excited to share my latest crafting project with you all! I have recently started a crafting social group in Lisburn called Sew Darn Crafty. Meeting in The Atlas Women's Centre every other Tuesday evening for the time being (going weekly soon, all being well), it's a small but growing group of crafters who… Continue reading I’m feeling Sew Darn Crafty…

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No prizes, but a winning night!

Well, The Patchwork Quill didn't pick up any gongs at the Blog Awards Ireland bash on 4 October, but it honestly didn't take the shine off attending a cracking awards night as a finalist. My boyfriend Andy and I travelled down to Kildare for the bash, and stayed at a wonderful B&B called Lotus Lodge.… Continue reading No prizes, but a winning night!

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No prizes, but a winning night!

Well, The Patchwork Quill didn't pick up any gongs at the Blog Awards Ireland bash on 4 October, but it honestly didn't take the shine off attending a cracking awards night as a finalist.
 

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#CNL14

Finally, here it is - the PQ post about Culture Night Lisburn! I'm sorry it's a fortnight after the event, but what with the beautiful madness of the night, excited preparations for the Blog Awards Ireland ceremony and a stress-tastic couple of weeks in my new day job, I am, quite frankly, a husk of… Continue reading #CNL14

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I’m… a FINALIST!?

On Friday 19 September, ten minutes before I was due to head out to set up the Patchwork Quill pop up for Culture Night Lisburn (post to follow soon, I PROMISE!), I received the wonderful news that the PQ has made it through to the finals of the Blog Awards Ireland! My screams sent my poor boyfriend leaping from… Continue reading I’m… a FINALIST!?

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I’m… a FINALIST!?

On Friday 19 September, ten minutes before I was due to head out to set up the Patchwork Quill pop up for Culture Night Lisburn (post to follow soon, I PROMISE!), I received the wonderful news that the PQ has made it through to the finals of the Blog Awards Ireland!