Friday, 7 September 2018

New Website Launched Today

Hello Everyone

Not sure exactly why the term "launched" is used when we have no champagne, not even virtual champagne.

Hope you will take some time to check our new website out. Everything that is on this site has been moved to the new site and can be found in the archives section. 

Great credit to all who worked so hard on this site - we salute and thank you. 

Yes.... We have moved....  New website 

Our technical staff have been working hard to make it as good a website as it can be, but we do welcome your feedback.

Tuesday, 29 May 2018

Members Notification Regarding GDPR

We are writing to everyone on The Quilter's Guild of Ireland database, to make sure you are still happy for us to send you information on our events, classes etc from time to time. Our database only contains basic contact details.  In most cases, we just keep a name and email. We have your details as you have given them to us so that we could stay in touch.
If you are still happy for The Quilter's Guild of Ireland to keep in touch with you in the same way we are at present, you don’t need to do anything.
If you are not, then please contact us and we will delete any of your details that we hold from our database immediately, or you can unsubscribe at the link below.

A chairde,
Tá muid ag scríobh chuig gach duine ar bhunachar The Quilter's Guild of Ireland, le cinntiú go bhfuil tú go fóill sásta má chuireann muid eolas maidir le himeachtaí/ranganna srl chugat ó am go chéile. Ar an bhunachar, ní choinnítear ach buneolas teagmhála: ní bhíonn ach ainm agus seoladh r-phost againn.
Má tá tú go fóill sásta  The Quilter's Guild of Ireland  a bheith i dteagmháil leat díreach mar a bhíonn muid faoi láthair, ní gá rud ar bith a dhéanamh.
Muna bhfuil,  déan teagmháil linn agus bainfidh muid do chuid sonraí teagmhála den bhunachar láithreach.

Wednesday, 23 May 2018

Privacy Policy

Complying with the GDPR 

We have all been bombarded with communications urging us to review our responsibilities with regard to safeguarding the information which we have on you.

Though it may have a bit of a pain for you, it is for your protection and ensures that your personal details are not subject to abuse. 

We have had a lot of things going on in the Guild, and are anxious to be compliant before the Friday deadline. 

A Privacy Policy has been added to the website, which is fairly standard and which we invite you to read. 

The Quilters Guild doesn't want to lose you and we would like to keep on being able to contact you through our website.

The only information which we hold in connection with this blog is your email. So, if, having read the information below supplied by Mary Palmer, you are happy to continue receiving information from our blog, please re-enter your email on the website or click on the Follow Button. 

If you wish us to remove your email from our database, please email

Please take note of the following which has been created for us by Mary Palmer, Cork Textiles and for which we are grateful.
As you may be aware, GDPR (General Data Protection Regulations) come into effect this coming Friday. What this this means is that we no longer have the right to contact you or keep your information after the 25th without your express permission. It's complicated, and we on the committee are all doing our best to be able to communicate with you, our members, past members and supporters.
We would like to be able to contact you email We will only do so in relation to The Quilter's Guild of Ireland activities and to share our newsletter and updates. We will never share your email with third parties.

In addition we urge you to read our Privacy Policy and we welcome any suggestions or comments.

Monday, 16 April 2018

QGI Conference 2018

A successful conference was held on the weekend of April 6-8 in the Glen Royal Hotel, Maynooth

Photos and reports will be uploaded soon.

The QGI have experienced major technical problems with our website and email. Please bear with us until we get everything up and running properly again.

Sincere apologies to all of you who have left messages on the website/email/Facebook regarding the 2018 conference.  We're starting to get everything back on track again.

If you are interested in joining the QGI, or if you have any queries, please email us at While the email is not monitored daily, we shall get back to you within a few days.

Saturday, 24 December 2016

2017 Annual Quilt Retreat

The booklet with details is now available, you will have received it by post if you are a current member, but you can download it here. Non--members may attend, you will have to pay an administration charge as part of your fee.

Hope to see you in March!

Tutors this year include

Dörte Bach, Janet Clare, Robyn Fahy and Cathy Lyttle.

Dates: 24 to 27 March, 2017

Book your space with a €50 /£45 deposit,  balance of payment due by 20 January 2017. We must confirm and pay for accomodation with the Hotel on 16 February 2017, accomodation cannot be held after this date without full payment.

Wednesday, 31 August 2016

2017 Quilt Retreat: Save the Date

Details for next year's Annual Quilt Retreat are nearly confirmed! We have four tutors booked, just awaiting confirmation of which workshop will be offered on which day.

Venue: The Glen Royal Hotel, Maynooth.
This hotel is located on the outskirts of Maynooth, just off the M4 with easy access from Dublin. Workrooms are bright and spacious and there is a pool!! Bring your swimsuits ladies!!!
More details of the hotel at their website.

Dates: Friday 24 - Monday 27 March, 2017
A two-day master class will run on Sunday and Monday, with a wide choice of one-day workshops on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The basic weekend package will include two nights accommodation and a one-day workshop, additional nights and workshops can be added. Prices are being finalised, but with the support of the Craft Council of Ireland's grant we hope to keep them low.

Who: tutors include Cathy Little, Dorte Bach, Janet Clare and Robyn Fahy - more details of the workshops to follow.

Reminder: The Retreat is open to members of the QGI only, our annual membership renewal date is October 1. Look for your retreat package online and by post in the very near future.

Wednesday, 1 June 2016

Blues Exhibition

The Blues Exhibition is now open at Bishopstown Library, Cork

WHAT: An Exhibition of Textile Art and Quilts
WHO: Moya Geraghty, Ailbhe O'Callaghan, Kay O'Sullivan, Mary Palmer and Margret Walsh (Members of the Oddities Group)
WHEN: June 1 - 30, 2016
WHERE: Bishopstown Library (see location here)