January and February are both mad months in the QuiltSandwich Show Calendar.

Started with a magnificent new show at Newark.  This was then followed by Edinburgh and Harrogate Quilt Shows.  The next to come are Duxford and finally before the Easter Break comes The Scottish Quilting Show.

At QuiltSandwich, as we also run Patchwork and Quilting breaks and retreats at our hotel in Bridlington the Winter and Spring Season tend to be out times for getting out and about and hitting the Shows with our 400+ Extra Wide Fabrics.

Our ultimate goal is to ensure that the best fabric is used for backing your quilts.  This implies having the right colours, right feel, right type and of course the right size.  As Longarm Quilters when we receive a top to quilt and the backing fabric is pieced it is the most difficult job in the world to make the back look as magnificent as the top.  Use Extra Wide Fabric and ‘no problems’.

With our range of 400+ Extra Wide Backing Fabrics we have so many that the right choice is just on the shelf waiting.

The Glasgow Quilt Show at the SEC is on from 8th to 11th March and is the largest Quilt Show in this season.  It is a four day event which is on from 10am to 5pm (4pm on the Sunday).  It is advertised as:

“The Scottish Quilting Show is a fabulous showcase of the finest patchwork and quilting, and highlights the wonderful work of Scottish quilters. Enjoy exciting exhibitions that encourage all aspects of this delightful and wonderfully creative art form. There’s talks, competitions, demonstrations and workshops – a true patchwork paradise!”

As traders at The Scottish Quilting Show Quilt Sandwich have been provided with a number of free tickets which we would love to offer to UKQU Blog Readers.  We have 8 to give away.  If you want one please send us an email with your name and address on so that we can send you the ticket.  The only thing that you need to do is: –

Tell us how many fabrics we have in our collection of Extra Wide Backings; and,

Tell us which is your favourite of our collection.

Send your email to [email protected] by close of play (6pm) on 2nd March.  Good luck and we look forward to seeing you all there (or at Duxford).