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About Us


The Fennel Shed Patchwork Studio is owned by renowned quilter Gaye Grant in Buncrana, Co Donegal.

Gaye & the Gang

Gaye has been making patchwork quilts since the age of 12, and all Fennel Shed designs, colour combinations, patterns and kits come from her constantly-buzzing head. She gladly declares that she couldn’t do it without her invaluable dedicated staff – Nicola, Creina, Rachel, Anne, Maebh, Rachel, Michaela, Nora, Suz and many more helping hands.

Quilt Shop? Donegal? Random!

Yes and No! The Fennel Shed began in 2000 as a simple workshop in the garden for avid quilter Gaye Grant. Since then it has grown into a thriving teaching space and fabric shop. So much so that in 2010 “The Shed” moved house to its current position in a cottage opposite the entrance to Lough View, where it continues to be a welcoming haven for fabric enthusiasts from near and far.

Kits and Classes

Gaye designs her projects to be accessible and fun for all quilters, from absolute beginner to life-long stitchers. Classes in ‘The Shed’ are fun, sociable get-togethers, taught by one of our expert crafters, and are held both daytime and evenings.