Quilter's Guild of Ireland (QGI) 2019 – 2020 Annual 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.  Members only.

Location  The Glenroyal Hotel, Maynooth, Co Kildare. 

QGI Conference Challenges – [All pieces will be on display throughout the weekend. One piece per member only for each category, please.]

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


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

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

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. It is the Hotel Housekeeping Staff who will be the judges of this challenge and they take it very seriously.

Bring a quilt, any quilt with you to leave on your bed. On Saturday morning, while you are working away at the workshop of your choice, the hotel housekeeping staff will be selecting their three favourite quilts.

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

Summer Challenge

This was all about finishing UFOs. There’s just one prize for this. Email theqgi@gmail.com if you think you fulfilled the criteria.

Mystery Quilt

This has been a popular challenge known as Mary Palmer’s QGI Mystery Quilt. There are three prizes for this category.