100,000 welcomes to all our friends who quilt & stitch! We are very happy to invite you to our second annual International Quilt Festival of Ireland, taking place June 7-9, 2013. We will again be using NUI Galway as our venue, where we will turn the campus into the first ever special Quilter’s Village!
This unique concept of a Quilter’s Village is an original idea and concept never before offered to the quilting community until last year. Our village features a Town Hall, Wicked Thimble Pub, School House, Exhibit Hall, Quilter’s Castle, Round Robin Restaurant, Fat Quarter’s Chocolate Shop, Celtic Tea Room and many other specialty shops.
Our festival offers the largest group of quilts ever to be assembled in the history of Ireland, with over 19 uniquely designed exhibits featuring hundreds of extraordinary quilts from all over the world.
Please take your time when browsing this website, and enjoy all of the special options for classes from our international faculty who are American, British, Japanese, Irish and Scottish. We have all sorts of fun day time and evening entertainment and sightseeing tours we have designed to accommodate your budget. And don’t forget to confirm your space at the Grand Reception for Thursday evening, June 6, 2013. This opening ceremony sold out very early this past year, and it will sell out again.
Thank you for visiting our festival website, and just as a reminder, we are posting a lot of information on our Facebook page, so be sure you become a fan on that page! http://www.facebook.com/IQFOI