This beautiful quilt was created by Claudia Pfeil

Calling all quilters – we have some good news! This year The Festival of Quilts annual quilting competition will be going ahead… virtually!

There is something for every level and style of quilting, with 12 different categories to choose from including Modern, Contemporary, Pictorial and Novice. The Entries will be judged from photographs uploaded via the entry form.

To make sure your masterpiece gets the spotlight it deserves, all entries will be displayed on The Festival of Quilts website as part of a virtual gallery. Selected stand out pieces in each category will also be featured in a special one-off Festival of Quilts magazine.

What’s more, winning pieces across each category will be taking pride of place amongst the Textile Galleries at The Knitting & Stitching Shows in autumn and receiving a £500 cash prize.

If that’s not enough to tempt you, the Handi Quilter Best in Competition quilt will be awarded £1500!

There’s never been a better time to make a quilt. The Festival of Quilts has hosted Europe’s largest quilt competition for 17 years and is usually one of the biggest show attractions of the show, with over 800 entries.

Festival of Quilts can’t run the show this year but they are not going to let that get in the way!

So what are you waiting for? Get quilting!

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Enter the Competition:

Blooming at Night, by Laurence Robaix and Brigitte Dumaine