QGI Challenges and Exhibitions 2022

QGI are delighted to announce their Annual Retreat will take place on 22nd to 24th April 2022.

Keep Well Campaign Exhibition

Throughout 2021

QGI members have been unable to meet during the last few years, however, they have been working away on various projects. In 2020, we worked on a Mystery Quilt designed by our Chair, Mary Palmer.

Following this successful Mystery Quilt, there was a demand for another. Our 2022 Mystery Quilt was born on January 6th 2022. [Pattern details are sent to QGI members only via email.]

Prizes will be awarded during the QGI Annual Conference, Ballinasloe, Co Galway. Friday 22nd April – Sunday 24th April.

Quilts being submitting for a prize, should not be labelled with your name. Alternatively cover the label to hide your name. This does not apply to Housekeeper’s Choice,

Mystery Quilts 2020 and 2022

Please bring the Mystery Quilts designed by Mary Palmer along with you for display. Prizes for the top three, judged by visiting teachers.

Past Pieces

“Past Pieces” refers to a piece of work  started at ANY previous QGI Conference, and which has not been shown at a previous Conference.

You are invited to bring along your finished piece, which will be displayed over the weekend.

If you have more items from previous Conferences, not previously displayed, bring them along for the Show and Tell.

Housekeeper’s Choice

An absolute favourite with everyone, especially the hotel housekeeping staff, who love getting involved and take this very seriously.

This applies only to those staying in the hotel.

Bring a quilt – any quilt – leave it on your bed. On Saturday morning, while you are working away at the workshop of your choice, the hotel housekeeping staff will select their three favourite quilts. Be aware that the housekeeping staff may be accomplished needleworkers. On one occasion, the Housekeeper of the hotel was particularly admiring of the mitred corners!

[NB Bribery of hotel staff is severely frowned upon, but you wouldn’t do that, would you?]


On Friday evening after what we hope will be an easy AGM, we will have a Show and Tell. Bring your quilts – any size – for us to admire,  ‘Ohs and Ahs’. Be inspired.