2019 Annual Conference April 5th -7th

The Quilters Guild of Ireland Annual Conference, also known as our Retreat is taking place in Maynooth, Co Kildare from Friday 5th April to Sunday April 7th.  Location  The Glenroyal Hotel, Maynooth, Co Kildare. 

Leisure Sewing

Bring your UFOs, start a new project or move the one you’re working on just a little further. Share ideas and meet new people.  Check out what’s going on at the Workshops and browse or buy at the shops.

This year, there’s the option of  Leisure Sewing Days on each day of the Conference, that’s Friday, Saturday and Sunday. We even have a bargain for you – 3 days for the price of 2.

Non-members are welcome, but they need to pay the  Administration fee for Non-Members €40 / £36. This covers insurance too.

Here’s a link to the  QGI membership which is still only 30.00 or £ 27.00 p.a., just in case as a non-member you might consider joining.


At time of writing, 13th March,  Gillian Travis workshops are all full and only two places remain on Moya’s.


We have a few Challenges relating to the Conference itself, click here for more information – Quilt Challenges Relating to the Conference/Retreat

Tutors [click on their name to access their websites]:

Here’s a link to the booklet, posted to all members before Christmas. Full details of tutors, descriptions of classes and booking forms are here: QGI Conference Programme

Gillian Travis  

Offering 3 x One day Workshops  Gillian

“Interlaced Patchwork”  Friday/

“Machine Stitched Flowers” Saturday

“Interchange Applique”  Sunday



Moya Geraghty

“Spikey Star”  Saturday Only




Dates: Friday 5th April – Sunday 7th April 2019

  • Registration                 10:30 am
  • Workshops                   11:00 – 5:00
  • Late Registration          7:00 pm
  • AGM                                7:30 pm
  • Show and Tell               8:30 pm

Saturday 6th April

  • Workshops                   10:00 – 4:30 a.m
  • Buffet                             7:30 pm
  • After Buffet – Talk from Guest Speaker, Gillian Travis

Sunday 7th April

  • Workshops                    10:00 – 4:30 a.m.
  • Challenge Prizes          12:30 pm


Read the following carefully. We offer a variety of packages to try to accommodate everyone’s needs, unfortunately that makes it appear somewhat complex. So don’t panic, it’s all quite straightforward really.

Please note there is no obligation to stay in the Glenroyal Hotel, you may be local or you may be staying with friends or have alternative accommodation.

Workshops may be booked without accommodation and will include lunch, teas/coffees. See below for Costs: Workshops Only.

[There is an administration fee €40 / £36 for non-members]


  • Friday and Saturday nights’ accommodation (on a twin share basis)
  • Breakfast
  • Saturday workshop with lunch, teas/coffees
  • Saturday Buffet Meal with Guest Speaker – Gillian Travis.

PACKAGE 2 Basic weekend and Leisure Sewing

  • Space to work on your own project on either Friday or Sunday.
  • Extra €30 / £27 for extra day AND covers all three days – in our bargain 3 for 2.

PACKAGE 3 Basic weekend with a second workshop on either Friday or Sunday. Lunch, teas/coffees included.

PACKAGE 4 Basic weekend with workshops on Friday and Sunday. Lunch, teas/ coffees on both days.

Administration fee for Non-Members €40 / £36

Costs for Packages

BASIC WEEKEND PACKAGE 1   (No workshops)€210 / £187
PACKAGE 2 €240 / £214                (No workshops) BUT includes Leisure Sewing                                                                                            Fri or Sun. Extra day costs €30 / £27
PACKAGE 3 €280 / £250                (One workshop)
PACKAGE 4 €350 / £311                (Workshop on Friday & Sunday)

Single room supplement is available at cost of  €35 / £30

       N.B. Supplement only applies to Packages which have been priced on Sharing

Extra night accommodation – Twin sharing B&B @ €120 / £107 per night

Extra night accommodation –  Single room only @ €100 / £89 per night

Administration fee for Non-Members €40 / £36 

Costs: WORKSHOPS ONLY – Accommodation NOT included 

One Day Workshop (includes lunch + teas/coffees)               €70 / £63 €

Two One Day Workshops  (includes lunch + teas/coffees)    €140 / £126

Three One Day Workshops. (includes lunch + teas/coffees) €210 / £189

2-Day Workshop Only                                                                   €140 / £126

Administration fee for Non-Members €40 / £36 

Costs: Leisure Sewing Space 

Only available on Friday & Sunday                                 per day       €30 / £27