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Long before the modern, fandangle duvet came into our lives, the quilt was king.

Not only a fine way to keep us warm at night, the quilt also acts as a ceremonial emblem, a family heirloom or just something kick-ass to hang on the wall.

For Joan Jones and the rest of the notorious Scouting Sisters gang – one of three quilting groups in Greystones – creating beautiful quilts has the extra-added bonus of being the perfect excuse to get together for a natter. And maybe even a cup of tea or two.

With their latest exhibition about to open at the Scout Den opposite the La Touche Hotel, we swung by Joan’s beautiful abode to not only glimpse some of the works about to go on display but also to find out more about this grand old tradition.

Running from the Saturday, October 28th to Monday 30th, 11.30am to 5pm daily, the Scouting Sisters Quilt Exhibition is a free event. So, art-loving cheapskates are more than welcome…