Quilted Inspiration

In June of this year, I had the opportunity to visit the International Quilt Festival of Ireland with my mother, Beverly Holdren. For a little quilted inspiration, today I’m sharing some images from that show with you.

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The show was held on the campus of the National University of Ireland in Galway. The exhibits were held in various buildings on campus. So beautiful!

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I even ran into Quiltmaker’s dear friend Bonnie Hunter who was teaching at this event.

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Here’s her quilt that was also on display. So many scraps!

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The exhibits were wonderfully varied and they had lots of themes. There was a men’s exhibit, complete with white-gloved men in kilts!

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Cosmic Plum by Michael Michalski of New York

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It Waits for Dawn by Ron Bedard of Illinois

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Kilt wearing “white glove lady”


This one was circular and very dimensional. Check out those hibiscus flowers! A lot of work for even one quilt, but she made two versions!

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These two quilts were part of an exhibit of 70’s inspired designs.

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Another display had urban art inspired quilts.

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The theme was “rain” for these two quilts. The applique was beautiful and fun.

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Summer Rain by Paula Storm of New South Wales, Australia

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Sunshine in the Mist by Cheryl Lennox of Illinois


In this photo, you can see how she layered raw-edge strips to create her design.

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The dimensional flowers were made using cheesecloth and bottle caps – genious!

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These sea-themed quilts were breathtaking.

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This one was the Grand Prize winner. It was even more stunning and detailed in person.

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Turtle Bay by Claudia Pfeil of Germany


Inspiration and wonderful quilts at every turn. I hope you enjoyed this tour!

About Denise Starck

I am the Graphic Designer for Quiltmaker. I really love what I do and being able to combine my two passions, graphic design and quilting, into every day is fantastic! I've been quilting for over 14 years and enjoy all types of quilting.
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