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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.

Shortlisted!

Shortlisted!

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I'm delighted to announce that, having been nominated for Best Arts and Culture Blog and Best Craft Blog in the 2014 Blog Awards Ireland, The Patchwork Quill has made it through to the shortlist in both of these categories!

I'm absolutely thrilled. The Quill has been nominated in each of the previous two years of the awards, and reached the shortlisting stage once before. It would be amazing to be announced as a finalist... * crosses fingers and commences search for four-leaved clover *

There is a third category I'm still in contention for - and you can vote for the winner of this one! If you would like to see The Patchwork Quill win Best Blog Post, please click here, scroll down to 'The Patchwork Quill', click in the little circle next to it and click 'vote' at the bottom of the page.

You have one vote per device per week (ie you can vote once a week on each of your devices, eg tablet, computer, smartphone). The ten top-scoring blogs go into the finals and the winner is picked by the judges.

If you would share the link and encourage your friends to vote for the lil' ol' PQ, a lifetime supply of hugs and gratitude will be yours! The 2014 awards finalists will be announced on 19 September. In the meantime, keep up to date by visiting the Blog Awards Ireland website, Twitter and Facebook page.

Monday Makes: Origami with Japanese Papercraft

Monday Makes: Origami with Japanese Papercraft

Visiting Hours: CraftBomb @ Ulster Hall / Craft Month

Visiting Hours: CraftBomb @ Ulster Hall / Craft Month