The quilt show was not what I expected from an "international festival".
My mind pictured hundreds of top quality quilts,
a professional show like Houston.
it felt like a local guild show with nice enough quilts
and about a dozen stand outs.
All my opinion, of course.
The quilts were displayed in several buildings and at least one church
at National Louis University in Galway.
The set up was confusing and many quilts were poorly hung, badly lit, and often not labeled.
Plus, there were only about a dozen vendors.
As it turns out,
by the time we got to the show, I had fallen in love with Ireland
and the quilts, regular or top notch,
all became a cherry on top of an already yummy sundae of a trip.
Here are some of my favorites.
The following are quilts from some of the teachers who offered classes.
Pam Holland "My Rhino Teacher's Quilt"
Cheryl S. Pratt "Punting Down the River"
Claudia Pfeil "Magical Mermaids Castle"
A quilt from Kenya...
by Martine Chamorel...
"Under African Sky"
A 3D quilt from Laurene Smith "Sundays Journey"
"Roundabout Quilt" by Marleen Wijn from the Netherlands
An interesting way to display this quilt!
This was my favorite from the miniatures.
Then there were a few quilts from Japan.
I find that Japanese quilts are always my favorite of favorites.
"Tale of Genji" by Hiroko Nakayama
Lastly, my most favorite...
"Ohisama" (The Sun) by Noriko Kido