Our friends at the Festival of Quilts really are hoping for a great event this year after having to cancel everything in 2020.   I am sure many of us will still be reticent about attending but there’s still time to submit an entry for the Quilt Competition.


Don’t be put off by thinking your quilt isn’t up to scrutiny.  Of course, there will be the cream of our designers and makers on show, but YOUR quilt is equally as worthy of being shown.

To become a judge at the Festival is no mean feat, and extensive training is given to ensure fairness and transparency. Your entry will be well looked after and genuine critique will be given in the feedback.  It is a great way to learn from the experts.


During the festival event a happy band of Stewards wander the quilt display avenues to ensure everyone behaves – no touching the quilts no matter who you are.  I remember one year having to remind two very well-known gentlemen from the quilting community not to walk through carrying their coffee!  Gavin Ketchen oversees the stewards and keeps everything in good order  – he is always looking for people to join in with for a couple of hours and wear ‘the sash and white gloves’. It’s a good way to meet and chat quilting with new people. A great way as well to get a really good look at the quilts on display.

The deadline for entries this year is looming .. its 4th June .. so if you haven’t already done so it’s time to get your entry sorted.  https://www.thefestivalofquilts.co.uk/apply-for-competition/

If you haven’t pre-registered for entry tickets for the Festival  then you can do so here –https://www.seetickets.com/register/the-festival-of-quilts-register-your-interest/?src=headerbutton tickets will be on sale from 10am Monday, and everyone else from 3pm Monday!  And we have an exclusive discount code for you to use –  saving you £1.50 per ticket of adult and concessions.   Use this code UKQU2021