What is the Virtual Competition 2020?

The Virtual Competition 2020 is a new initiative launched by the organisers of The Festival of Quilts.

Given that our normal quilt competition couldn’t go ahead this year, we didn’t want you to miss out so we offered you the chance to enter the competitions in an online format. Just like our standard FoQ competitions, there were 12 categories to choose from. 

Due to social distancing measures, judging took place remotely from photographs of the quilts, all of which are featured on our website.

Our judging panel has shortlisted quilts in each category to feature in a brand new, one-off Festival of Quilts magazine, printed in September 2020.

The winner of each category has won a £500 cash prize, as well as a huge £1500 award for The Handi Quilter Best in Competition quilt! The winners will be proudly hung at The Knitting & Stitching Shows later in the year.

The Festival of Quilts has hosted Europe’s largest quilt competition for 17 years, with hundreds of entries every year.

We couldn’t run the show this year but we didn’t let that get in the way…

1st Sew with pauline - circle of life web
1st Karen Callaghan - Strelitza web