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Sewing and Quilting Shows 2020/2021


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 - JulyAug - Sept - Oct - Nov 

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

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
   

 July 2020

4th - 5th July - THIS EVENT IS CANCELLED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS

The Creative Craft Show, ExCel London


16th - 19th July - THIS EVENT IS CANCELLED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS

Quilts UK, Malvern Showground


Quilt competitions and shows in the NEC 201630th July - 2nd August - NOTE: THIS SHOW IS CANCELLED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS

The Festival of Quilts, NEC Birmingham 

Europe's leading quilt show where you can view over 1,000 amazing quilts as well as stocking up on fabric and other quilting suppliers from the 300+ exhibitors. There are also over 180 workshops and lectures to choose from. There is now a virtual competition to enter - details here.

Get more details from their website http://www.thefestivalofquilts.co.uk/

 



August 2020

7th - 8th August - THIS SHOW IS NOW POSTPONED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS - NO DATES YET

Springfields Quilt Show, Spalding, Lincs.


7th - 9th August - THIS SHOW IS NOW POSTPONED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS - NO DATES YET

Spring Quilt Festival, Westpoint Exhibition Centre, Exeter


20th - 22nd August

West Country Quilt & Textile Show, Bristol

A popular show with plenty of popular exhibitors and a large quilt and textile display.  There will be 

Where to find UK craft fairs 2016

workshops, traders selling quilting, sewing and stitching supplies plus quilt competitions. This show is a true mixed textile event including, knitting, cross stitch, lace, patchwork, quilt etc.

To find out more please visit http://westcountryquiltshow.co.uk/  

 

September 2020

3rd - 5th September

The Creative Craft Show, EventCity, Manchester

This is the North West haven for knitting, cross stitch, papercraft, jewellery, textile, dressmaking and stitching enthusiasts; offering the latest supplies, ideas and innovations in the hobby world! Get tickets here. 


4th - 6th September

Great Northern Needlecraft Show and The Great Northern Quilt Show, Harrogate 

A combined show offering all stitchers a fantastic day out. Needlecraft supplies, workshops and an open competitive quilt show with entries invited from all over the world.  Attendees can view the quilts, take part in workshops and stock up on supplies from the exhibitors.

Full information can be found here.

 

11th - 12th September

Kent Quilt Show, Detling

This Autumn event offers many quilt displays from all over the world and plenty of opportunities to shop for your seasonal supplies from all your favourite patchwork and quilting suppliers. Find out more and buy tickets here.

 

18th - 20th September 

British Quilt & Stitch Village, Uttoxeter Race Course 

Browse the exhibits and competition quilts, stock up on fabric and haberdashery from the exibitors and take part in workshops to learn new skills. 

More information about this event can be found here.

 

Craft events in the UK 201924th - 27th September

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.


October 2020

8th - 11th October

The Knitting & Stitching Show, Alexandra Palace

This is a big show running for 4 days next year. 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.

 

15th - 17th October

Craft4Crafters, Bath & 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 October

The Malvern Autumn Quilt Festival, Malvern Showground

Sister show to Quilts UK, this Autumn event offers many quilt displays from all over the world and plenty of opportunities to shop for your seasonal supplies from all your favourite patchwork and quilting suppliers. Find out more and buy tickets here.

 

22nd - 25th October

Crafts for Christmas and Creative Crafts, SECC, Glasgow

Welcome to a shiny and bedecked festive dream! This unique event features over 150 exhibitors showcasing exclusive ranges of bespoke and unusual gifts, including glass, jewellery, art, candles, ceramics, clothing and so much more. Details here. 

 

Quilting exhibitions in the UK 2016 - 201723rd - 25th October

Autumn Quilt Festival, Duxford

This Autumn event offers many quilt displays from all over the world and plenty of opportunities to shop for your seasonal supplies from all your favourite patchwork and quilting suppliers. Find out more and buy tickets here.

 

29th - 31st October

North West Quilt Show, Newton-le-Willlows

New show for the North West offering quilt display, all the supplies you'll need and the opportunity to have a go with a series of workshops! Find out more here.

 

November 2020

5th - 8th November

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

Combined show moved from the original March dates. 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 and Cake International (the worlds largest sugar craft event). Details and to buy tickets here.

 

12th - 15th November

The Knitting & Stitching Show, RDS, Dublin

The Knitting & Stitching Show is the largest and most highly regarded textiles and craft event in Ireland and it's your opportunity to share your love of textiles with others.  Whatever your craft passion it is the perfect place to find inspiration, learn new skills and shop for all your essential supplies.

Get the full details here. 

 

19th - 21st November

National Quilt Championships, Sandown, Esher

Hundreds of beautiful competition quilts on display. Lots of patchwork and quilting supplies can be purchased from the stands and there will be workshops and demonstrations.

Visit Grosvenor Shows site for more details.

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26th - 29th 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.

 

 

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


Events for sewersCraft4Crafters Show
, 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. 

 

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

 

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.

 


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.

 

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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.

 

18th - 21st March

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 

We will add the dates for shows in April 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.

 

Craft4Crafters, Bath & West Showground

Spring Quilt Festival, Westpoint Exhibition Centre, Exeter

British Quilt & Stitch Village, Uttoxeter Race Course 

The Creative Craft Show, ExCel, London

 

May 2021

13th - 16th May

Quilts UK, Malvern Showground

 

June 2021

National Quilt Championships, Sandown, Esher

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