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Quilt and Craft Show Calendar

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March

7th – 10th

Creative Stitches/Hobbycraft

Glasgow

 

http://www.ichf.co.uk/csh/?show=glasgow

8th – 10th

Spring Quilt Show

Duxford

http://www.grosvenorshows.co.uk/html/Spring_Duxford.html

14th – 17th

Spring Knitting and Stitching Show

Olympia London

http://www.twistedthread.com/pages/exhibitions/viewExhibition.aspx?id=41

21st – 24th

Sewing for Pleasure: Fashion, Embroidery and Stitch/Hobbycraft

NEC Birmingham

http://www.ichf.co.uk/sewingforpleasure/

April

4th – 6th

Creative Stitches/Hobbycraft

Excel London

http://www.ichf.co.uk/csh/?show=london

5th – 7th

Spring Quilt Festival

Exeter

http://www.grosvenorshows.co.uk/html/Spring_Exeter.html

12th – 14th

Spring Quilt Festival

Kent

http://www.grosvenorshows.co.uk/html/Spring_Kent.html

26th – 28th

British Quilt and Stitch

Uttoxeter

http://www.quiltandstitchvillage.com/

May

16th – 19th

Quilts UK

Malvern

http://www.grosvenorshows.co.uk/html/Uk_Malvern.html

June

7th – 8th

Springfields Quilt Show

Spalding Lincs

http://www.grosvenorshows.co.uk/html/Springfields.html

21st – 23rd

National Quilt Championships

Sandown, Esher

http://www.grosvenorshows.co.uk/html/National_Esher.html

August

8th – 11th

Festival of Quilts

NEC Birmingham

http://www.twistedthread.com/pages/exhibitions/viewExhibition.aspx?id=42

Aug/Sept

30th August – 1 September

Great Northern Quilt Show

Harrogate

http://www.grosvenorshows.co.uk/html/Northern_Harrogate.html

September

12th – 14th

Creative Stitches/Hobbycraft

Manchester

http://www.ichf.co.uk/csh/?show=manchester

20th – 22nd

Scottish Quilt Championships

Edinburgh

http://www.grosvenorshows.co.uk/html/Scottish_Edinburgh.html

26th – 29th

Creative Stitches/Hobbycraft

Exeter

http://www.ichf.co.uk/csh/?show=exeter

October

10th – 13th

Knitting and Stitching Show

Alexandra Palace, London

http://www.twistedthread.com/pages/exhibitions/viewExhibition.aspx?id=45

24th – 27th

Crafts for Christmas

Glasgow

http://www.ichf.co.uk/indoorcraftsalive/

25th – 27th

Autumn Quilt Festival

Malvern

http://www.grosvenorshows.co.uk/html/Autumn_Malvern.html

October/November

31st October – 3rd November

Knitting and Stitching Show

Dublin

http://www.twistedthread.com/pages/exhibitions/viewExhibition.aspx?id=45

November

1st – 3rd

Autumn Quilt Festival

Duxford

http://www.grosvenorshows.co.uk/html/Autumn_Duxford.html

7th – 10th November

Crafts for Christmas

NEC Birmingham

http://www.ichf.co.uk/indoorcraftsalive/?show=birmingham

21st – 24th

Knitting and Stitching Show

Harrogate

http://www.twistedthread.com/pages/exhibitions/viewExhibition.aspx?id=45

28th – 30th

West Country Quilt Show

Shepton Mallet

http://www.westcountryquiltshow.co.uk

I am lucky (not that my husband thinks so), to live very close to one of the best quilt shops in the UK – The Cotton Patch http://www.cottonpatch.co.uk/ they have one of the best selections of products I have ever seen, (browse their website to see for yourself) if they haven’t got it is it worth having? Denise and Nadine are always very patient with my sons when they do their annual Christmas shopping trip. They attend many of the shows including the Festival of Quilts in August, last year they seemed to transport the entire shop to the NEC.

This year Liz at the Cotton Patch has let me know they will be demonstrating a number of patchwork and quilting tools including the True Cut Rulers, Sizzix Cutting Machines and Dies, Antex Mini Iron, Gem master and Fabric Master, Rowan Fabrics, Handi Quilter Sweet Sixteen and HQ18 Avante as well as Grace Frames at Sewing for Pleasure (March, NEC), Quilts UK (May, Malvern), Knitting and Stitching (October, Alexandra Palace), West Country Quilt Show (Shepton Mallet, November) and the Festival of Quilts (August, NEC) where Marti Mitchell will also be on the stand demonstrating her templates.

Creative Grids http://www.creativegrids.com/ are also in attendance at the shows in Duxford (March and November), Malvern, and of course the Festival of Quilts at the NEC in Birmingham, offering a vast array of ‘I didn’t think of that’ tools, rotary cutters, mats, basic rulers and their specialist rulers.

I hope my calendar of events is helpful, if I have forgotten any shows please let me know so I can update my list. Oh don’t forget the website links give all the info on competition deadlines, ticket prices, locations and workshops etc., some give trader info too.

 

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