What is The Festival of Quilts Competition?

Please note that entry to The Festival of Quilts 2017 competition has now closed. The quilt entries will be displayed this August at the show. If you have entered the competition please read on for further details.

Each year we present over 700 quilts as part of the competition displays at The Festival of Quilts. The quality and range of the work inspires visitors with quilters from all over the world submitting entries.

The Festival of Quilts competition aims to promote and encourage all aspects of patchwork, quilting and applique to enable quilt-makers at all levels to exhibit their work. There are 14 quilting categories available for you to choose from, including modern quilts, traditional quilts, group quilts, beginner quilts and quilt creations. View the full category list here.

Every quilt that is entered into the competition will be displayed at the show and there are substantial cash prizes for the winners. You can find the full prize details here.

How to enter

How to enter

Entry to The Festival of Quilts 2017 competition has now closed. If you have entered your quilt please read on to see further details about the competition.

  • Please also contact us if, for any reason, any of the information contained on your entry form subsequently changes. We are particularly anxious to learn about changes in size since this could affect the position of your quilt in the display.


The standard Entry Fee is £12 (£9 for members of The Quilters’ Guild of the British Isles and members of the EQA).

An additional fee of £12 is charged to entrants of the Fine Art Quilt Masters category.

The standard entry fee is payable per entrant, not per quilt – it costs the same regardless of the number of quilts you enter. This fee is non-refundable.

Additional fees may apply if you wish to insure your quilt with us, or if you choose to use a collection point or have your quilt posted back to you.

Clink on the links below to find out more information about:

Key Dates for the Quilt competition

Friday 5th May 2017
Deadline for entries and images for Fine Art Quilt Masters category.

Friday 2nd June 2017
Deadline for all other entry forms.

Friday 30th June 2017
Labels will be either posted or emailed to you.

Friday 28th July 2017
Deadline for receipt of your quilt.