Thread Mastery

Thread Mastery

Quilts entered in any category are eligible to enter this ‘overlay’ category to win a prize of £500 for excellence in the use of thread. The winning entry will demonstrate mastery in the choice and use of thread. Any technique may be used, and may be stitched by hand, by machine, or a combination of hand and machine, but thread should play a starring role. Artist’s statements should include details of the thread and techniques used, together with details of the type of machine used (if relevant). Winners of a category are not eligible to win an additional overlay award.

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