The show opens on Thursday 11th August, and this year it includes an exhibit from the Irish Patchwork Society. These quilts were selected from the "Branching Out" Exhibition that recently took place in the Botanic Gardens.
At the show will be the EQA exhibit - this year the theme was "A Circle of Friends".
Also, on the Thursday night will be the Fashion Sans Frontier event where Ireland, Russia and the UK will compete on the catwalk with their creations. Ireland has four representatives:
- Paula Rafferty from the Mid-West Branch
- Mogs McDonnell from the Western Branch
- Bernadette Kelly from the South-West Branch
- and Pauline Holt from the North-East Branch.