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US shopping channel QVC celebrates Irish craft producers for St Patrick’s Day special

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Irish artist Karen Wilson is among those set to captivate US audiences on the renowned QVC shopping channel as they celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a broadcast special.

Karen will showcase her unique limited edition prints of Ireland when she features the shopping platform on March 17th. 

2024 will be the 35th year for the “Made In Ireland” show. For the last few years it has been broadcast live from Ireland, but this year it will return to QVC’s headquarters in Pennsylvania. Karen will join other Irish craft producers on the live e-commerce platform, which will reach millions of potential customers in the United States on St. Patrick’s Day. 

The event, a collaboration between Enterprise Ireland and Tourism Ireland, is designed to highlight not just Irish craft retailers but also Ireland as a tourist destination.

Making the journey across the Atlantic, Karen will personally present her collection of prints. 

“I am over the moon to think thousands of my prints will be hanging in homes all over the US,“ she explains.

Karen honed her craft at her kitchen table, but in 2014, she realised her dream of having her own studio, situated within the historic Skerries Mills courtyard, a location steeped in history dating back to the 16th century and renowned for its iconic windmills.

Each of Karen’s limited edition prints is numbered, and personally signed and framed in her studio at Skerries Mills, which also serves as a gallery showcasing her diverse portfolio, ranging from original oil paintings to bespoke products such as wax lamps, cushions, greeting cards, silk scarves, and cotton blankets, all inspired by her original artwork.

Other craft producers who will be showcased on the 24 hour slot will include Killarney Crystal, Connemara Marble and Fadó Jewellery. 

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