It’s Friday, June 8th, and we’re here in glorious, gracious Galway for the quilt festival. Galway is a wonderful town, from the cathedral and university to the pubs and shops.
The festival is being held on the grounds of the National University of Ireland, Galway. The first exhibit we went to was the My Quilted Garden exhibit. It was housed in one of the oldest buildings on the campus, part of the quad.
We were in the quad at just the right time to see this lovely Irish bride, her attendants, and her photographer pass us on their way to the ceremony. Awww.
Here’s a glimpse into the exhibit.
And I love these gorgeous poppies made by Keate Behrens and Monika Huelsebusch of Stadland, Germany
Next we walked through the grounds to the other side of the campus to see more quilts. We came upon this unbelievably mysterious-looking and very large tree (one of many). It must be at least a couple of yards in circumference. I’m sure that it’s home to many a fairy, but I wasn’t lucky enough to see any… probably because it was midday, don’t you think?
From the tree we went on to the Chocolate Decadence Exhibit. Here are a couple of photos to give you a taste of the exhibit. These quilters obviously had a fabulous time sewing their projects!
Now, on to the evening fun! (covered in the next Notes from Ireland blog post)