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WI Centennial Fair - September 2015

Sewing events and shows 2015

Event organisers: please note I no longer accept details of events to be added to this page, I only add the ones I think are of most interest to my site visitors and I find those details myself.

April - May - June - July - Aug - Sept - Oct - Nov- Dec

BEFORE VISITING - Please use the links provided to confirm the details with organisers before travelling any distance to attend any of the shows below as this page is written around a year in advance. Plus check out these useful tips for visiting shows.

Sewing shows in the UK 2015-2016

2015 Shows


24th - 26th April

British Quilt & Stitch Village, Uttoxeter Racecourse, Staffs

Quilting and stitching show with traders selling fabric, quilting equipment and accessories.  there's also a quilting exhibition to view, plus workshops.  The theme of this year's quilt competition is British Royalty. 

Visit for more details.



14th - 17th May

Quilts UK, Malvern - Severn Exhibition Hall, Three Counties Showground

There are many quilt displays from all over the world. Also there will be all your favourite patchwork and quilting suppliers. Good facilities including on-site catering, disabled facilities, wide aisles, no steps, free parking.

Fabrics at Malvern Quilting Show

Workshops are available, and can only be booked at the show on a first come, first served basis.

Full details here.


5th - 6th June

Springfields Quilt Show, Spalding

Wonderful displays of quilts, patchwork and quilting suppliers stands. Quilting enthusiasts and personalities on hand to “show you how”.

Excellent facilities, restaurants, free parking.


Workshops are available, and can only be booked at the show on a first come, first served basis.

Visit for more information.


6th - 9th August

Festival of Quilts - Birmingham, NEC

Europe's largest and most inspiring patchwork and quilting show.  View over 700 quilts in the large exhibition area plus shop from 300 retailers or take part in one of the 250+ workshops.

Find out more here:

29th & 30th August

Oxford Conference of Corsetry - Jesus College, OxfordQuilting exhibitions in the UK

A 2 day residential conference for corset makers and enthusiasts at Jesus College in Oxford. there will be workshops, networking opportunities, models and photographers, an embellishment bar, a fabric swap shop, corset clinic, and you'll be able to show and tell your work.  Plus I will be there running seminars or SEO this year :)

Find the full details and book your ticket here, but hurry places are selling out fast!



3rd - 5th September

Creative Craft Show, Esher, Surrey

Stock up on craft and hobby supplies, take part in workshops or free make and take sessions whilst visiting the Creative Craft Show.

£1.50 per ticket available if you quote PR1 when purchasing tickets in advance online or by phone.

Tickets and more details here.

3rd - 6th SeptemberJapan Crafts at the Festival of Quilts

Women's Institute Centennial Fair, Harrogate International Centre

Four fantastic days of craft, creativity, shopping, education and fun, all aimed at celebrating 100 years of The Women’s Institute’s achievements. There will be 200 exhibitors covering crafts, fhasion, DIY, home and garden.

Get more information from:

4th - 6th September

Great Northern Quilt & Needlecraft Shows, Harrogate

Wonderful display of quilts with entries invited from all over the world, including feature displays.  This year's theme is Medallion.

Excellent facilities including restaurant, wide aisles, facilities for the disabled, free car parking, easy and instant access.  Workshops available, book on arrival.

For full details click here.

25th September

Scottish Quilt Championships, Edinburgh

Spectacular displays of hundreds of quilts from all over the world. Patchwork and quilting suppliers stands, providing a unique opportunity to shop with our dedicated exhibitors under one roof.

Free parking, workshops and a restaurant.



2nd - 3rd OctoberWhere to find UK craft fairs

Kent Quilt Festival, Kent Showground, Maidstone

Visit the beautiful quilt displays from around the world and stock up on sewing and quilting supplies from the many exhbitors who will be there.  Workshops can be booked at the show on the day, view the time table online and get more details of the show here.

7th - 11th October

The Knitting and Stitching Show - Alexandria Palace, London

New running for 5 days. Find galleries showcasing the works of leading textile artists, plenty of workshops plus a big range of fabric stalls and craft suppliers all under one roof.

Click here to view the full details and to buy tickets.

23rd October

Malvern Quilt Show, Three Counties Showground  The Eternal Maker at The Festival of Quilts

Find an array of patchwork and quilting supplies, view quilt supplies and take part in workshops.  Free parking and on site catering.

To book or get more information visit:

29th October - 1st November

Knitting & Stitching Show Dublin - RDS Dublin

At this show you will find inspiration, shopping and learning.  You can browse the galleries for inspiration, take part in a wide selection of workshops or stock up on supplies from the exhibitors. 

Find the full details here:

30th October - 1st November

Autumn Quilt Festival, Duxford - Airspace Conservation Hall, Imperial War Museum.

One of the final shows of the year, so it’s the last chance for you to get in your supplies for those cold dark evenings. Meet the quilting enthusiasts to ‘show you how’.

Good facilities including restaurant, disabled facilities and free parking.



11th - 15th November

Country Living Christmas Fair - BDC Islington

The perfect place to find unique handmade gifts.  Sewing shows and sewing exhbition dates 2014Meet hundreds of artisan designers and makers along with farmers and growers from across the British Isles, and see the pages of the magazine come to life in this festive extravaganza.   

Visit for more details.

12th - 14th November

Creative Craft Show, King's Hall, Belfast

Stock up on craft supplies from the exhibitors.  There are also workshops to take part in or free make and take sessions.

£1.50 per ticket available if you quote PR1 when purchasing tickets in advance online or by phone.

26th - 29th NovemberCraft events in the UK

The Knitting & Stitching Show - Harrogate International Centre

Find shopping, inspiration and learning all under one roof at one of the largest textile events in the UK.  You will find galleries, workshops and craft suppliers.  

Find out more about what will be there by visiting this page.


I'm afraid I cannot promote every sewing event and exhibition happening in the UK.

Please do not e-mail me details of events you want added to this page. After being innundated with e-mails I now only promote the largest events with the broadest appeal to my site visitors, and I find those details myself.