UK Quilting Events Calendar

Find a quilting exhibition or textiles show near you! We've put together this listings guide to showcase the best quilt shows and events coming up across the United Kingdom.

UK quilt exhibition Festival of Quilts

Quilting exhibitions

Treasured Threads, Unpicking Gunnersbury’s Quilts

Until 12th January 2020, London
This free exhibition takes an in-depth look at one of Gunnersbury’s most remarkable items – a pieced and appliquéd top created by a local Acton family in 1825. Other quilts from the museum’s collection will also be on display. See their website for the full programme of workshops and lectures running throughout the autumn/winter.
Open Tuesday through Sunday. 10:00-16:30 / Free Gunnersbury Park Museum, Gunnersbury Park House, Popes Lane, London W5 4NH www.visitgunnersbury.org

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Quilters’ Exhibition and Fabric Sale

19th January, Nantwich
Textile artist, Sue Warburton, represents her creative journey through quilts in her exhibition, Then and Now. Refreshments and disabled access available.
10:00-16:00 / £3 / £1.50 after 13:00. Nantwich Civic Hall, Market Street, Nantwich CW5 5DG www.nantwichfabricsale.com

Acton Top Quilt
The iconic Acton Top, created by a local family in 1825, on display at London’s Gunnersbury Park Museum

Newark Quilt Show

17th-19th January, Nottinghamshire
Featuring quilt displays from well-known quilters and textile artists, the show will play host to a variety of exhibitors selling patchwork and quilting supplies with workshops and demos throughout the day. Disabled access and parking available.
10:00-16:00 / Ticket prices vary –see website. The Lady Eastwood Centre, Newark Showground, Lincoln Road, Newark NG24 2NY www.grosvenorshows.co.uk

Spring Quilt Festival

24th-26th January, Ardingly

Featuring quilt displays, from well-known quilters and textile artists, the show will play host to a variety of exhibitors selling patchwork and quilting supplies.
Disabled access and free parking available. 10:00-16:00 / Ticket prices vary – see website South of England Showground, Norfolk Pavilion, Ardingly, West Sussex RH17 6TL www.grosvenorshows.co.uk

My Liverpool Home Quilt by Susan Pierce
My Liverpool Home ​by Susan Pierce was exhibited at Quiltfest 2019

Quiltfest 2020

5th-14th February, Llangollen

Featuring both contemporary and traditional quilts, this annual show will have exhibitions across three venues over the week.
Opening times and ticket prices vary – see website. The International Pavilion, Abbey Road, Llangollen LL20 8SW www.facebook.com/QuiltfestLlangollen  or visit www.quiltfest.org.uk

QuiltFest 2020
Transitions Diptych by Linda Bilsborrow was displayed at Quiltfest 2020

Montague Patchers’ 15th Biennial Exhibition

14th-15th February, Manchester

Exhibition including traders, a tombola, a quilt raffle and homemade refreshments. All proceeds will be going to charity.
10:00-16:00 / £2, Montague United Reformed Church, Montague Road, Sale M33 3DU, www.montaguepatchers.org.uk

Doughty’s Fabric Sale hosted by Meadow Quilters

17th February, Reading

Big fabric sale hosted by Meadow Quilters, including tea, coffee and cakes for sale, with free parking and disabled access available. All profits will be donated to Thames Valley Air Ambulance.
10:30-14:30 / £1.50, Charvil Village Hall, Hawthorns, Charvil, Reading RG10 9TR, Julie 01189 793 467

Severn Valley Quilters Exhibition

21st – 22nd February, Bristol

Exhibition including traders, a sales table, a tombola and refreshments, with proceeds going to Western Air Ambulance. Disabled access available.
14:00-17:00 Friday, 10:00-16:00 Saturday / £3, Thornbury Methodist Church Hall, Castle Court, Thornbury, Bristol BS35 2AQ

Cotton Club Quilters Silver Anniversary Quilt Show

21st – 23rd February, Suffolk

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The Cotton Club Quilters’ 12th biannual show will feature many vibrant, exciting quilts and many other items, trade stalls, demos, a raffle and tombola, as well as refreshments. All proceeds will go to The Blossom Appeal breast cancer charity. Under 18s go free. Free parking available.
10:00-16:00 (until 14:00 on Sunday) / £4, Wickham Market Primary School, Dallinghoo Road, Wickham Market, Woodbridge IP13 6DX, Marion 07711 040 908 www.cottonclubquilters.co.uk