About

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Welcome to The Quilters Guild of Ireland website.

We are a non-profit group providing education about patchwork and quilting.

The majority of our members reside on the island of Ireland but, we also welcome international members interested in learning about the art and craft of quilting, regardless of their nationality, background, creed, gender, or age, hair colour, weight, or shoe size.

Our mission is to reach out equally to the lone quilter in Ireland, and to those already in quilt groups.

We don’t hold monthly meetings, though there are many groups which offer regular meetups.  Check out our page Quilting Groups in Ireland.

Every March/April we  organise a big retreat  in a location as central as possible for everyone on the island of Ireland. Previously, we organised alternative venues North and South, but recently it has been settled in the vicinity of Dublin, making sense transport wise.

This annual retreat/conference  is a much treasured weekend, where new friendships are made, and older ones renewed. Whether you attend on your own or with your quilting friends,  you are sure to leave inspired by members work, the teachers and the workshops.

From 2018 members will receive a newsletter three times a year,  and  can take part in various QGI activities to be held throughout the island of Ireland. We hope you join us.

Random facts:
Jigsaw map
IRELAND 
Southernmost point: Brow Head (near Mizen Head), County Cork, Republic of Ireland (Latitude: 51° 26′ 52″ N). 
Not forgetting Fastnet Rock, which lies in the Atlantic Ocean 11.3 km south of mainland county Cork. It lies at latitude 51.37ºN.
Northernmost point: Banba’s Crown (the tip of Malin Head), Inishowen Peninsula, County Donegal, Republic of Ireland (Latitude: 55° 23′ 4″ N)
Not forgetting  Inishtrahull Island, situated in the Atlantic Ocean 7 km north of Inishowen Peninsulacounty Donegal.  It lies at latitude 55.43ºN.
Westernmost point: Dunmore HeadDingle PeninsulaCounty Kerry, Republic of Ireland at V 3014 9804 (Longitude: 10° 28′ 46″ W)
Did you know that at longitude 10° 39.7′ Tearaght is the westernmost of the Blasket Islands, and thus the westernmost island of Ireland? It is also one of the westernmost points in Europe after Iceland.
Easternmost point: Burr PointArds Peninsulacounty Down at longitude 5.43ºW. It is situated 2 km southeast of the village of Ballyhalbert.