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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.

Vote for me in the UK Blog Awards!

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 click the button below you'll be taken to The Patchwork Quill's UK Blog Awards profile page.

Here, you'll be able to vote for us in the Arts & Culture or Lifestyle categories - or both if you like.

Vote for me now in the UK Blog Awards #UKBA16

You can vote from any desktop or mobile device once per day from any one email address. Voting closes at 9pm on Monday 25 January with the finalists announced on Friday 29 January.

I would be so thrilled to bring my little celebration of Northern Ireland culture, crafting and creativity to a national awards ceremony - please help me! Take two minutes a day to vote, and please spread the word!

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Bringing home silver from the brand new #bloggies!