The Competition Quilts

See 800+ Competition Quilts!

One of the highlights at The Festival of Quilts is the Competition Quilts.

Last year over 800 of you entered your work into competition, with makers coming from all over the world. All quilts entered are displayed at the show and you’ll see traditional alongside art quilts, contemporary alongside miniatures and wearable art alongside modern quilts.

Marvel at the craftsmanship of quilters as young as five through to artists with years of experience.

Fancy entering yourself? Your work would be seen by over 25,000 people and the first prize in most categories is £1,000.

Find all the information you need on our quilt competition here

Robyn Fahy - 1st place winner 2016
Quilt: Robyn Fahy

Festival of Quilts COVID-19 Update

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.

Tickets for The Festival of Quilts 2020 (including tickets for workshops and social events) will now be going on sale in April with the usual priority booking for members of the Quilters Guild.

We will ensure to keep you updated on this evolving situation (including the new date tickets will be on sale); please sign up to our newsletter to receive all important notifications on our ticket launch and show programme.


Please be assured that during this period of uncertainty, we will continue to offer full refunds to visitors should the event not go ahead.

Thank you for bearing with us during this incredibly difficult time.

Useful information

UK Government Response to COVID-19

NHS Advice

World Health Organisation