Monday, October 24, 2011

International Quilt Festival of Ireland 2012, Galway

June 7th – 10th 2012

"Unlike other quilt festivals and conventions held around the world, where all the functions take place in an enormous convention hall, our festival will be located on the beautiful NUI campus in Galway, Ireland, where we are designing a special Quilter’s Village on the banks of the River Corrib. Here you’ll be able to walk around and enjoy all the special attractions this village has to offer.

There will be a Quilter’s Market where you can buy everything from Irish crafts to traditional Irish Brown Bread, the Fat Quarters Chocolate Shop, a School House for our hands-on quilting classes, a Quilter's Canteen that seats over 800 people, over a dozen special quilt exhibits on display in various buildings throughout the village, and the Town Hall, where you will find over 50 vendors who have created booths to tease you with their latest state-of-the-art products and services!"

Individual Rate: €15 euros per day/3 day pass for €28
Group rate: 10 or more people is €13 euros per person per day/€25 euros per person for a 3 day pass.

There is also a range of non-quilting classes including an overnight “Knitting in the Aran Islands tour”, Jewelry Making, Felt Making, Knitting, Crocheting, Pottery, Irish Lace Making, Weaving, Stained Glass Making, Candle Making, Glass Making , Basket Weaving, Embroidery, Painting, Beading, Doll Making.

If you are interested in travelling from abroad, there is a number of package tours being arranged, visit for more information

For a full schedule of events visit:

The International Quilt Festival of Ireland managing director is Jim West. Jim is originally from Illinois in America, but now calls Galway, Ireland his home. He is the owner of Sew Many Places travel company and publisher of the free, quarterly magazine for quilters called Quiltposium, with over 207,000 registered readers. 

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