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Please use the links provided to confirm the details with organisers before travelling any distance to attend any of the shows below.  To notify us of an event please click here. 

2014   April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December

Sewing shows in the UK 2014

2014 Shows


3-5th April

Creative Stitches & Hobbycrafts - London ExCel

Find the latest supplies and inspiration all under one roof.  You can take part in workshops, watch expert demos or just make the most of having so many sewing and craft suppliers all under one roof.

Visit for more information.

4th-6th AprilQuilting exhibitions in the UK

Exeter Spring Quilt Festival - West Point Exhibition Centre

Large display of quilts from all over the world. Patchwork and quilting suppliers stands. Quilting enthusiasts and personalities on hand to “show you how.  Workshops are available to book at the show on a first come first serve basis.  

More information can be found here. 

10th - 12th April

The Creative Crafts Show - The Kings Hall Complex, Belfast

Sewing, quilting, cross stitch, papercrafts, knitting, stamping and other crafts.  Take part in workshops, make and takes and demonstrations.

More details can be found at

24th - 27th April

The Creative Crafts Show - The Bath and West Showground, Shepton Mallet

A mixture of crafts in cluding beading, stitching, papercrafts.  Stock up on supplies or take part in workshops, make and takes or demos.

More details can be found at


3-5th May

Weald of Kent Craft & Design Show - Penshurst Place, Tonbridge

Find unusual handmade crafts for the home and garden and enjoy a day out for all the family! Meet up to 250 artist crafts people from all over the UK who will be bringing you the very best in unusual and inspiring crafts, not usually found on the high street.  You can also take part in workshops or buy supplies.

For more details see

8th - 10th May

The Creative Craft Show - Echo Arena, Liverpool

A new venue for this show, you will find plenty of exhibitors selling craft supplies from sewing and knitting to beading and papercraft.  You can also take part in workshops, watch demos from the experts or join in with make and takes.

Full details can be found here.


The Eternal Maker at The Festival of Quilts

15th - 18th May

Quilts UK - Malvern

Spectacular displays of hundreds of quilts, ranging from bed quilts to miniatures, and trade stands in the Exhibition Hall and Marquee.

Shop with all our quality exhibitors, offering you the latest in quilting supplies. Meet the experts with demonstrations of patchwork and quilting techniques.

Book tickets or get more details from:

30th & 31st May

Springfield 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.

See workshops list and more details about the show here.


20th - 22nd June

National Quilt Championships - Sandown, Esher

Spectacular displays of hundreds of competitive quilts from all over the world. Patchwork and quilting suppliers stands. Quilting experts and personalities on hand to “show you how”.

Vist for more information.


1st - 3rd August

Quilts in Cae Hir Gardens - Crybin, Ceredigion


An open Quilt Show held in the beautiful RHS associate Gardens. Enter your quilt then come and see it hung in these beautiful hillside gardens. Alternatively just come and enjoy the beautiful quilts and gardens. There are tea rooms in the garden which serve excellent cakes and there will be a traders marquee for all your quilting needs as well as quilts for sale. As the gardens are set on a hillside there is limited disabled access. Free parking.


Opening Times 10.00 a.m. till 5.00 p.m. daily. Admission £5.00.Sewing shows and sewing exhbition dates 2014

For more information please visit

8th - 11th 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 - 31st August

Great Northern Quilt Show & Needlecraft show - Great Yorkshire Show Ground, Harrogate

Wonderful display of quilts with entries invited from all over the world, including feature displays.  There are also workshops available too which can only be booked at the show.

Excellent facilities including restaurant, wide aisles, facilities for the disabled, free car parking, easy and instant access.

Full details here.


11-13th September

Creative Stitches & Hobbycrafts - EventCity, Manchester

Visit the popular Creative Stitches & Hobbycrafts show and find all the very latest supplies and ideas in the world of stitching and creative crafts, with lots of special features to enjoy, plus FREE workshops, talks and demonstrations.

Full details here.

19th - 21st September

The Handmade Fair with Kirstie Allsopp - Hampton Court Palace, SurreyJapan Crafts at the Festival of Quilts

Your entrance ticket includes a craft workshop.  There will also be a super theatre with talks and demos from craft experts, plus a shopping village with lots of stalls for you to stock up on craft supplies.  

Find out more about the show here:

25th - 28th September

Stitch, Sew and Hobbycrafts - Westpoint Centre, Exeter


A must-visit for all avid crafters, the show promises to inspire you with all the latest ideas and innovations from the creative crafting world.


Enjoy a host of FREE Workshops, Demonstrations, Talks and Displays, plus an unrivalled array of supplies from over 180 exhibitors, and a variety of features to enjoy.

Find out more about this event on the ICHF website:


10th - 13th October

The Knitting and Stitching Show - Alexandria Palace, London

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.

30th October - 3rd November

Country Living Christmas Fair - BDC Islington, London

The Fair brings together hundreds of exhibitors from all over the UK in a festive extravaganza of quality and craftsmanship. Visiting is your chance to get inspiration for the festive season ahead. Tickets are now on sale and can be purchased hereCraft events in the UK


21st - 24th November

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.

To notify us of events:

Please e-mail the details (date, location and a paragraph description of the show and a weblink to Sewing news in the UK

Please note we list large national or regional shows where sewing supplies are available to purchase or quilts are exhibited.  I'm afraid we cannot list small exhibtions and craft fairs.   As a rough guideline if thousands of people will be attending we can include it, it less then 1,000 we cannot.   This is due to the amount of time it takes to keep this page updated.  We have to stick to the shows with the broadest appeal.