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The Festival of Quilts Competition
What is The Festival of Quilts Competition?
Each year we present over 800 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 is a prize pool of over £30,000 in prizes for the winners with a prize of £2,000 for The Handi Quilter Best in Show prize! You can find the full prize details here.
News regarding Corona Virus
At present we very much hope that Festival of Quilts will go ahead as planned, however we are closely monitoring the situation and continue to follow and adhere to UK Government and Public Health England advice.
The entry form for The Festival of Quilts 2020 competitions will now be going live in April.
We will keep you updated on this evolving situation (including the date the entry form is live); please sign up to our newsletter to receive all important notifications about tickets, the competitions and the show programme.
Thank you for bearing with us during this incredibly difficult time.
The standard Entry Fee is £20 (£15 for members of The Quilters’ Guild of the British Isles and members of the EQA).
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
27th April 2020
Deadline for entries and images for The Fine Art Textile Awards.
22nd May 2020
Deadline for all other entry forms.
26th June 2020
Labels will be either posted or emailed to you.
19th July 2020
Deadline for receipt of your quilt.