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Sewing and Quilting Shows 2018 - 2019


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.

 

2018 - April - May - June - Aug - Sep - Oct - Nov - Dec 

 2019 - Jan - Feb - March

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 2018

April 2018

6th - 8th April

Spring Quilt Festival, Westpoint Exhibition Centre, Exeter

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 can be booked at the show on a first come first served basis.

Get more information here.

 

12th - 14th April

Craft4Crafters, Bath & West Showground

An amazing collection of craft businesses, displays, textile artists, workshops, Make & Takes and competitions. With stands over 2 floors, new workshops rooms and larger restaurant and cafes, making the show simply one of the best in South West! Details here

 

Where to find UK craft fairs 201613th - 15th April 

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.

 

19th - 21st April

The Creative Craft Show, ExCel, London

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.

 

May 2018

Craft events in the UK 2016

17th - 20th May

Quilts UK, Malvern Showground

Take in lots of spectacular quilts on display whilst stocking up on the latest quilt supplies.  You will also find workshops where you can learn patchwork and quilting techniques from experts.

Visit the Grosvenor Shows website for tickets and more information.

 

June 2018

1st - 2nd June

Springfields Quilt Show, Spalding, Lincs

Wonderful displays of quilts, patchwork and quilting suppliers stands. Quilting enthusiasts and personalities on hand to “show you how”. Workshops can be booked at the show on a first come first served basis.

Find more information here. 

 

22nd - 24th June

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.

 

29th June - 1st July

The Creative Craft Show, NEC Birmingham

The Stitching, Sewing & Hobbycrafts show arrives at the NEC for you to discover all the ideas, inspiration and crafting supplies you could ever dream of! 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 – there’s no better place to stock up and revel in creative craft inspiration! Find out more here.

 

August 2018

9th - 12th August

The Festival of Quilts, NEC Birmingham 

Visit 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.

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

 

30th August - 1st September

West Country Quilt & Textile Show, Bristol

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

 

31st August - 2nd 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 - this year's special theme is Tropical Paradise.  Attendees can view the quilts, take part in workshops and stock up on supplies from the exhibitors.

Full information can be found here. 

 

September 2018

6th - 8th September

The Creative Craft Show, EventCity, Manchester

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 – there’s no better place to stock up and revel in creative craft inspiration! Find out more here.

 

Events for sewers

27th - 30th September

The Creative Craft Show, Westpoint Centre, Exeter

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.


TBA

Scottish Quilt Championships, Edinburgh

Hundreds of spectacular quilts to view plus many patchwork and quilting suppliers to buy from.  Workshops can be booked at the show on a first come first served basis.

Book tickets and find out more here.

 

Sewing, craft and quilt events UK 2016October 2018

11th - 14th 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.

 

18th - 20th October

Craft4Crafters, Bath & West Showground

An amazing collection of craft businesses, displays, textile artists, workshops, Make & Takes and competitions. With stands over 2 floors, new workshops rooms and larger restaurant and cafes, making the show simply one of the best in South West! Details here

 

19th - 21st October

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.


25th - 28th October

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.


26th - 28th October

Autumn Quilt Festival, Imperial War Museum, 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


November 2018

1st - 4th November

The Creative Craft Show, NEC, Birmingham

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.
 

Sewing shows and sewing exhbition dates 20168th - 11th 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. 


9th - 10th November

Kent Autumn Quilt Festival, Maidstone

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.


15th - 17th November

Stitching, Sewing & Hobbycrafts, ExCel, London

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.
 

22nd - 25th 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.


December 2018

7th - 8th December

Springfields Christmas Quilt Show, Spalding, Lincs

Wonderful displays of quilts, patchwork and quilting suppliers stands with a festive theme. Quilting enthusiasts and personalities on hand to “show you how”. Workshops can be booked at the show on a first come first served basis. Order tickets here.

 

 January 2019

Get sewing supplies from sewing shows18th - 20th 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.


25th - 27th 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 2019

Quilting exhibitions in the UK 2016 - 2017

15th - 17th February

Spring Quilt Festival, Edinburgh

A great day out for Scottish quilters with beautiful displays of quilts to browse as well as many suppliers to buy from.  There will also be workshops available to be booked on the day.

Find out more about this quilt show here.

 

17th - 19th 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

 

22nd - 23rd February

Make it & Knit&Stitch it 2019, FIVE, Farnborough, Hampshire

Join thousands of show visitors keen to develop their crafting skills and discover both traditional and new and cutting edge crafting methods. These shows give both high profile brands and specialist niche craft companies the opportunity to showcase their designs and products to a wide audience of all skill levels. Find out more and book tickets here.

 

22nd - 24th 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.

 

28th February - 3rd March

Spring Knitting & Stitching Show, Olympia Central, London 

The Spring Knitting & Stitching Show 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


Quilt competitions and shows in the NEC 2016TBA

The Creative Craft Show, EventCity, Manchester

The Creative Craft 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. Find out more here

 

TBA

Craft4Crafters 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.

£9 adult/£8 concession/under 16s. Buy in advance get £1 off by visiting www.craft4crafters.co.uk

 

March 2019

8th - 10th 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.

 

TBA

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.

 

EVENT ORGANISERS

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