QGI 2019 – 2020 Conference

QGI Annual Conference, Maynooth

Friday 17th April – Sunday 19th April 

The Quilters Guild of Ireland Annual Conference, also known as our Retreat  will take place in Maynooth, Co Kildare from Friday 17th April to Sunday April 19th.  Location  The Glenroyal Hotel, Maynooth, Co Kildare. 

Members only.

QGI Conference Challenges

2020 Challenge – “To Be Announced”

This challenge is usually judged by the Conference tutors.

Theme: To be announced

Do not put your name on the pieces, alternatively cover your label with a dark piece of fabric tacked on for the judging.

All pieces will be on display throughout the weekend. One piece per member only, please.


“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 throughout the weekend.

One piece per member will be displayed. If you have more items from previous Conferences, not previously displayed, bring them along for the Show and Tell.


An absolute favourite with everyone, especially the hotel housekeeping staff, who love getting involved. They will be the judges of this challenge and take it very seriously.

Bring a quilt to leave 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.

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