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

The Crystal Quilters’ Show

9th February, West Midlands
Light refreshments, sales table, trade stalls, disabled access and free parking.
St James’ Church Hall, Belfry Drive, Wollaston, Stourbridge, West Midlands, DY8 3SE, 10:00-16:30, Admission: £3

Doughty’s Roadshow hosted by Meadow Quilters

18th February, Reading
Visit for a huge selection of high-quality, affordable fabrics and other products. Charvil Village Hall, Park Lane, Charvil, Reading, RG10 9TR 10:30-14:30 Admission: £1.50 Contact Maggie on 01344 286752

Spring Quilt Festival

22nd-24th February, North Yorkshire
Great Yorkshire Showground, Hall 2, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG2 8NZLarge display of quilts from all over the world, demonstrations and workshops (to be booked on the day). Traders, free parking and disabled access.

Clifton Quilters Exhibition

23rd February, Bristol
Exhibition of quilts, wallhangings and other stitched items made by the Clifton Quilters. Charity tombola, sales table, trader tables, homemade refreshments and more.
Westbury-on-Trym Methodist Church, 46 Westbury Hill, Bristol, BS9 3AA. 10:00-16:00, Admission: £3.50. For more information, contact

Clifton Quilters exhibition Bristol

Clifton Quilters, Bristol

Note: Westbury Park Quilters Triennial Exhibition (below) is on the same day as the Clifton Quilters exhibition. Reduced entry fee if both exhibitions are attended, see below.

Westbury Park Quilters Triennial Exhibition

23rd February, Bristol
Exhibition of quilts made by Westbury Park Quilters. There is also a raffle, tombola, homemade refreshments and traders tables too.
St Peter’s Church Hall, Henleaze Road, Henleaze, Bristol, BS9 4LD, 10:00-16:00, Admission: £3.50

Round the Corner Quilters

23rd February, West Midlands
Exhibition of quilts. Warwick Room, Shirley Institute, Church Road, Shirley, Solihull, B90 2AX 10:00-16:00 Admission: £3.00 Contact:


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 

The Spring Knitting & Stitching Show

28th February-3rd March, London
Workshops, shopping and competitions on the day.
Olympia London, Hammersmith Road, London W14 8UX 

1718 Silk Patchwork Coverlet Replica Quilts at the Spring Knitting & Stitching Show

‘Circa 1718’ by Jean Duncan-Farr: one of the 1718 Silk Patchwork Coverlet Replica Quilts that will be on display at the Spring Knitting & Stitching Show

Women Travellers Exhibition

24th November 2018–25th 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.

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

Scottish Samplers

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