UK quilting calendar

Tansy Martin and Maggie Breakspear for their Find the Frog quilt at Festival of Quilts

Find a quilting or textile exhibition coming up near you. We’ve put together this listings guide to showcase the best quilt shows across the United Kingdom.

Main image (above): Tansy Martin and Maggie Breakspear’s ‘Find the Frog’ quilt from the 2017 Festival of Quilts.

UK quilting exhibitions

Hidden Depths Exhibition

Until 31st December, Norfolk
A joint exhibition by textile artists Helen Howes and Helen Butcher, exploring the concept of depth, distance as well as creating illusions of three dimensions.
The Raveningham Centre, Beccles Road, Raveningham, Norfolk, NR14 6NU

Hidden Depths exhibition

Hidden Depths Exhibition, Norfolk

Christmas Exhibition at Bramble Patch

1st December-15th December, Northampton
The annual opportunity for students and customers to show off their work. A rich and colourful event that celebrates an abundance of fabrics, quilting and creative stitchery in quilts, wallhangings, cushions and stitched projects.
Bramble Patch, West Street, Weedon Bec, Northampton, NN7 4QU 

Christmas at the Bramble Patch

Christmas at the Bramble Patch

Meadow Quilters Christmas Fair

1st December, Berkshire
Fabric, homemade gifts by Meadow Quilters, tombola, woodturned items, jewellery, local honey, Christmas wreaths and floral arrangements, cheese and more. Tea, coffee and cakes on the day.
Charvil Village Hall, Hawthorns, Charvil, Reading, RG10 9TT, 10:00-15:00, Admission: 50p Contact Maggie on 01344 286752

Springfields Christmas Quilt Show

7th-8th December, Spalding
Display quilts from well-known quilters and artists. Springfields Events Centre, Camel Gate, Spalding, Lincolnshire, PE12 6ET 10:00-16:00 Quilters Exhibition & Fabric Sale 20th January 2019, Cheshire In Print exhibition by Contemporary Quilt (QGBI), traders and group exhibitors.
Nantwich Civic Hall, Market Street, Nantwich, CW5 5DG 10:00-16:00 Admission: £3 (£1.50 after 1pm) Contact Tracy Fox at or visit


 1,568 Sawdust Hearts Exhibition

3rd-30th November, North Yorkshire
A display of 1,568 replica WWI sawdust-filled calico hearts (to represent every day of WWI) made by Untangled Threads and decorated by volunteers throughout the UK. Every heart is unique and included in a commemorative catalogue.
Woodend Creative Workspace, The Crescent, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 2PW, 09:00-17:00 Monday to Friday, 10:00-16:00 Saturday and Sunday

Women Travellers Exhibition

24th November–25th May 2019, Yorkshire
Discover more about the journeys of Anne Lister, Edith Durham, Liz Humphries and Gertrude Bell. Featuring the beautiful textile items they collected as well as the outfits they wore.
Bankfield Museum, Akroyd Park, Boothtown Rd, Halifax, HX3 6HG

Zero 3 Woman and Thoughts of Three

Women and Thoughts of Three by Alison Garrett, zero3 exhibition, London


27th November-1st December, London
zero3 will be exhibiting their current exhibition, Signature X, showcasing a range of work, created using a variety of surface design techniques, which are unique to each maker.
The Menier Gallery, 51 Southwark Street, SE1 1RU, 11:00-18:00,

Two Artists Exhibition

21st October 2018–24th February 2019, Roxburghshire
Features work by textile artists, Helen Cowans and Emma Jolly.
Waterfall Gallery, Hawick Museum, Wilton Lodge Park, Hawick, TD9 7JL, 12:00-15:00 Monday-Friday, 13:00-15:00 Sunday
Contact Helen Cowans at or on 01450 364747 

Embroidery Stories – Scottish Samplers

Until 21st April 2019, Edinburgh
Get an insight into the lives of children in the 18th and 19th centuries with this unique collection of Scottish samplers, on loan from American collector, Leslie B. Durst.
National Museum of Scotland, Chambers Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1JF

Are you planning a quilting event?

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