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Sewing and Quilting Shows 2020/2021


UPDATE - SEPTEMBER 2020

PLEASE NOTE MANY SHOWS HAVE BEEN CANCELLED AND THE PICTURE KEEPS CHANGING - PLEASE CHECK ORGANISER'S WEBSITES FOR THE MOST UP-TO-DATE INFORMATION

WE WILL START TO UPDATE THIS PAGE WHEN SHOWS START RUNNING AGAIN IN 2021


Event organisers: due to high demand, please accept our apologies but we are no longer accept details of events to be added to this page. Thank you for your interest in The Sewing Directory and we wish you every success with your exhibitions and events.

 2020 

2021 - Jan - Feb - March - April - May - June - July

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 and quilt shows in the UK 2019
 

Craft events in the UK 2019

 

22nd - 25th October 2020

The Creative Craft Show, Westpoint, Exeter

Discover all the ideas, inspiration and supplies you could ever dream of! Knitters, stitchers, hobbyists and crafters will be in their element with endless supplies, innovations, new product launches, demonstrations and workshops designed to encourage and inspire your creativity. Find out more here.

 

November 2020

5th - 8th November 2020

The Creative Craft Show and Simply Christmas, NEC Birmingham

The show is a haven for knitting, cross stitch, paper crafting, jewellery & dressmaking and stitching enthusiasts, offering all the very latest supplies, ideas and innovations in the hobby world! You’ll find everything from kits, charts and patterns to fabrics, yarns, threads and buttons plus opportunities to glean advice from industry experts. Ticket holders will also gain free entry to Simply Christmas. Details and to buy tickets here.

 

PLEASE NOTE MANY SHOWS HAVE BEEN CANCELLED AND THE PICTURE KEEPS CHANGING - PLEASE CHECK ORGANISER'S WEBSITES FOR THE MOST UP-TO-DATE INFORMATION

We will add the dates for shows in 2021 onwards as soon as we see them. There is undoubtedly a delay in receiving dates due to the Coronavirus crisis and the 2020 shows being delayed.



 

January 2021

15th - 17th January

Newark Quilt Show, Newark Showground

Visit Nottinghamshire for this show featuring quilt displays, a variety of exhibitors selling patchwork & quilting supplies for all your needs, workshops available on a first come, first served basis at the show and plenty more. Excellent facilities, including restaurant, disabled access & free parking - find out more here.

 

29th - 31st January 

Spring Quilt Festival, Ardingly

Wonderful displays of quilts to see, plenty of shopping opportunities and experts to 'show you how'. Order your tickets and get more information here.

 

February 2021

18th - 20th February - THIS SHOW IS NOW POSTPONED UNTIL APRIL 2021

Events for sewersCraft4Crafters Show, Westpoint Arena, Exeter 


19th - 21st February

Spring Quilt Festival, Harrogate

Plenty of features and quilts to see and your favourite patchwork and quilting suppliers - all under one roof! To find out more, visit Grosvenor Shows website.

 

21st - 23rd February TRADE ONLY

CHSI Stitches, Birmingham NEC

The place to be if you run a craft business to stock up on supplies, learn from the seminars and network with other businesses. Europe's no 1 trade show. 

Get more details from http://www.chsi.co.uk

 

Sewing, craft and quilt events UK 201625th - 28th February

The Stitch Festival, Business Design Centre, London 

The Stitch Festival is the ideal place to find inspiration, learn new skills and shop for all your essential supplies.  Expect workshops, exhibitions, textile art and plenty of supplies to buy. 

Full details at http://www.theknittingandstitchingshow.com

 



March 2021

5th - 7th March

Spring Quilt Festival, Imperial War Museum, Duxford

Find your favourite patchwork and quilting supplies exhibiting at the show, take part in expert workshops and view the displayed quilts.

Details and tickets can be found here.

 

TBA

The Creative Craft Show, SECC, Glasgow

A show for stitchers, knitters and hobbyists full of ideas, inspiration and craft supplies.  Plus workshops, demonstrations and new product launches. 

Visit the ICHF site for more information.

 

Quilt competitions and shows in the NEC 2016TBA

Sewing For Pleasure, The Creative Craft Show and Fashion, Embroidery & Stitch, NEC Birmingham

Another combined show from ICHF, one ticket allows you to visit all shows.  Sewing, stitching, knitting and other crafts are covered in the shows, displays, workshops, demos and the chance to buy new supplies for your stash from the many retailers who will be exhibiting at the shows.

Get ticket prices and more information from the ICHF Website. 

 


April 2021 

8th - 10th April

Crafts 4 Crafters, Bath and West Showground

An amazing collection of craft businesses, displays, textile artists, workshops, Make & Takes and competitions. With stands over two floors, new workshops rooms and larger restaurant and cafes, making the show simply one of the best in South West! Details here.


16th - 18th April

British Quilt & Stitch Village, Uttoxeter Race Course 

North Midlands show with a multitude of specialist trade stands so that you can stock up on all your quilting essentials; there are also a wide range of Quilt and Embroidery exhibitors who will be demonstrating some interesting skills and giving visitors the opportunity to have a go as well. Plus workshops running throughout the 3 day event which you can pre-book before or during the event (subject to availability) where you can learn new skills and create and take away your work of art. Details here.

 

29th April - 2nd May

Craft4Crafters, Westpoint Arena, Exeter

There will be over 170 leading craft supply business including needlecraft, crochet, knitting, embroidery, textiles, felting, quilting, stamping and papercraft, glass and ironwork exhibiting at the show.

Over 70 workshops classes running every day throughout the Show including workshops, on stand demonstrations and make and takes. Free car parking with restaurants and cafes plus the chance to win a brand new Singer Sewing Machine Competition.

Buy tickets in advance here. 


The Creative Craft Show, ExCel, London

Spring Quilt Festival, Westpoint Exhibition Centre, Exeter

 

May 2021

13th - 16th May

Quilts UK, Malvern Showground

 

Where to find UK craft fairs 2016June 2021

National Quilt Championships, Sandown, Esher

Sewing For Pleasure, The Creative Craft Show and Fashion, Embroidery & Stitch, NEC Birmingham

 

July 2021

29th July - 1st August

Festival of Quilts, NEC Birmingham

 


 

EVENT ORGANISERS

Apologies but we cannot promote every sewing event and exhibition happening in the UK.

Please do not e-mail with details of events. After being innundated with e-mails, we can now only promote the largest events with the broadest appeal for the website - many thanks.