Galway to host Ireland’s largest quilt festival

The largest group of quilts to be assembled in Ireland will be on display on the campus of NUI Galway next month as part of a major exhibition.

The first annual International Quilt Festival of Ireland will take place from June 8 to 10. More than 280 quilts will be on display, in addition to Irish craft workshops, quilt classes, entertainment, and activities.

There will also be a silent auction each day, benefiting the ISPCC, Console, and NBCRI. The Make a Wish Foundation will receive €1 per wish that is written and placed on the ‘Giving Tree’ in the exhibit My Quilted Garden.

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 see www.IQFOI.com

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