The largest group of quilts ever to be assembled in the history of Ireland will go on display on the campus of NUI Galway on the weekend on June 8th-10th, as the first annual International Quilt Festival of Ireland creates a “Quilter’s Village” atmosphere and welcomes thousands of international visitors to Ireland.
Over 280 quilts will be on display at NUI Galway, in addition to Irish craft workshops, quilt classes, entertainment and activities being offered throughout the weekend. A silent auction will be held each day during the weekend, benefiting the ISPCC, Console and NBCRI. Award- winning set designer and artists Dara McGee and Daniel O’Sullivan have even constructed a façade to be placed in front of some of the University buildings to create a replica of a 17th century Irish village.
For more information on the quilt festival visit www.IQFOI.com