Notes from Ireland: Galway, Day 1, Daytime

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.

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Here’s Sherri laughing in the quad, don’t you love the building behind her?

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.

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Here’s a glimpse into the exhibit.

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And I love these gorgeous poppies made by Keate Behrens and Monika Huelsebusch of Stadland, Germany

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As usual, the quilters and their lovely creations are the highlight of any event!

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?

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Any fairy would be proud!

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Does anyone know what kind of tree this is?

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!

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The Lollipop Queen (left) and The Chocolate Princess (right) were both made by Svava K. Egilson of Hafnarfjörôur, Iceland. These are just wonderful quilts!

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Chocolate Box by Lynn Naughton of Galway… looks good enough to eat, doesn’t it?

Now, on to the evening fun! (covered in the next Notes from Ireland blog post)

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4 Responses to Notes from Ireland: Galway, Day 1, Daytime

  1. Very proudly I just have found our “Quilted Poppy” on your blog :) )

  2. trillium says:

    I can’t see the leaves that well, but it might be a beech tree.

  3. joan reisler says:

    where can i get the pattern for the poppy ?

  4. Kathy says:

    Sorry, Joan, but the gals who made the poppies are German quilters and we have no information on patterns from them.

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