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I'm Heather McGarrigle and this is my blog - a colourful celebration of culture, crafting and creativity in Northern Ireland and beyond.

Nominated - thank you!

Nominated - thank you!

blog awards ireland

I'm delighted to announce that The Patchwork Quill has been nominated in two categories of this year's Blog Awards Ireland. This is the third year of the awards and the PQ has been lucky to be nominated in both previous years, reaching the shortlist in 2012.

This year we're on the longlist for the Best Arts and Culture Blog award, and also longlisted for the Best Craft Blog gong.

A heartfelt thank you to anyone who submitted a nomination for the PQ; it means the world to know people have taken time out of their day to put this site forward for recognition.

The first round of judging has begun, and shortlists are due to be published on 25 August. Finalists will be announced on 19 September, with the big awards bash taking place on 4 October.

You can keep up to date with all the key Blog Awards Ireland announcements by following them on Facebook or Twitter.

* Crosses fingers, toes, arms, legs and eyes *

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* falls over *

Wish us luck!

The real live lounge: Lisburn Live Sessions

The real live lounge: Lisburn Live Sessions

Read of the Month: The Great British Sewing Bee - Sew Your Own Wardrobe

Read of the Month: The Great British Sewing Bee - Sew Your Own Wardrobe