FOQ Quilt Competition 2021

The FOQ quilt competition is one of the key highlights of the Festival giving quilters the spectacular sight of 800 stunning works of art at the NEC. The competition attracts entries from all over the world and gives quilters the opportunity to showcase their talent and hard work.


We have 17 different categories to choose from within the Festival of Quilts Competition. Please read the definitions below to decide which one best suits your piece. We have images of previous winners for each category on the page too which should help you to decide. 

The theme for The Quilters’ Guild Challenge 2021 is ‘Coming Together’ 

The theme for Young Quilters/ Schools in 2021 is ‘The world we live in’ 

The entry form will be available by April at the latest, so we encourage you to check the categories and rules and get making! 

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

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