I am sad to report that because of personal family medical problems, I have made the decision to cancel the International Quilt & Craft Festival of Ireland for 2014. This has been a very difficult decision for me to make, but obviously my family, like all of your families, comes first.

I sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused anyone, and I want to thank all of you who have been strong supporters of our festival. I am quite proud of the work we have done and the vision we had to offer the quilting community something unique and special.  

I will still maintain a tour office here in Ireland and focus on incoming quilt and craft tours as we have been doing for the past 23 years. We invite those of you who are interested in touring the enchanting Emerald Isle to visit our travel website.  

For those of you who paid for a class, workshop, day tour or grand reception ticket, you will be refunded in full in the next week. If any of you have questions or concerns of any nature, you can email me direct and I will get back to you as soon as I am able.

Again, my sincere apology to those of you who were planning to attend our 2014 festival. I especially want to thank my staff who have been working extremely hard the past six months preparing for next year, but unfortunately it just wasn’t meant to be.

Thank you for your understanding and for being a supporter of our festival.

Warm regards,

Jim West
Managing Director