Thursday 8th – Wednesday 14th September

There will be a variety of new and old quilts to see and discover. A very special collection is all the work of one lady – Valerie Eames. Her work will be showcased in a one-woman exhibition at The Sliabh Sneacht centre, where light and space will allow her quilts to be seen as they should.  Made over several decades, the quilts reflect her progress through life, her journey as a quilter, and her travels on the planet.

When visiting there, you can enjoy Morning coffee, afternoon tea or a light lunch*

(* lunches must be booked in advance, €3.00 supplement)


Admission to see the quilts and refreshments will be €5.00 (€3.00 extra for lunch). In addition to seeing the quilts on display here, you will be provided with a guide that will help you follow a trail back into Buncrana town, and along the main street, finding quilts made by the Fennel Shed team and friends all along the way.


Your next stop will be at the new Restex Bedding centre, opposite the courthouse on Buncrana’s Main Street. There you will find displayed a group of quilts representing new work from the Thimbleberries group that meet weekly in Newtowncunningham. Many of you will remember their wonderful show in 2014, and that their hall and much of their equipment was lost in a malicious fire soon after the Sew North event. The ladies have not been idle, and here you can see a collection of their work in the intervening two years. Some of the group will be on hand, with the stories behind the quilts and mini-demos as well.

Finally make your way back to the Inishowen Gateway hotel, for our last group of quilts,

Black is Back” – quilts featuring black or on a background of black.

Tickets to see the quilts and a guide can be purchased in advance from The Fennel Shed,

Or during the event at any of the three main venues:

• Sew North Room, Inishowen Gateway Hotel

Sliabh Sneacht Centre

Restex Bedding Centre

Group discounts will apply for groups of 8+

Booking for groups highly recommended, especially if the visit is to include refreshment.

Booking for lunch is essential.