Croí na Gaillimhe will mark the end of their Galway 2020 Small Towns Big Ideas project, Mill Street Quilters with a Graduation Ceremony for participants on Tuesday, 21 May at 10.30am at the O’Donoghue Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance, NUI Galway.
The project, brought together two groups – the sewing group at Croí na Gaillimhe and the inter-generational group – Young Hearts (which involves Our Lady’s College Galway and active retired people from the community), to create three quilts based on the Galway 2020 themes of Language, Landscape and Migration.
Under experienced tutor Marcella Morgan, the Mill Street Quilters group met regularly and the quilts were hand sewn to encourage more inter-generational connections between the young and the old.
The ceremony will be followed by an exhibition of the quilts.
This event is presented in partnership with the NUI Galway Physics Department RAS 200 Making Spaces project.