The Festival of Quilts Competition

23 June 2022

Deadline: June 27, 2022

The Festival of Quilts aims to promote and encourage all aspects of patchwork, quilting and applique to enable quiltmakers at all levels to exhibit their work. There are 17 different categories to cover a range of quilting styles, including categories for schools and young people. Visit the Categories page for a full list.

This celebration of quilting will have over 1200 quilts on display.  Images of all quilts entered will be displayed in an online gallery after the show and the public will be able to vote for their favourite in the Visitors Choice Award.


There is a total prize pool of over £35,000 including:

  • The Handi Quilter Best in Show Award

One outstanding piece will win Best in Show with a prize of £3,500!
This has increased from previous years thanks to Handi Quilter’s generosity, making this the largest prize awarded in the open competitions.

  • In all adult categories, the prizes awarded are:

1st Prize: £1,000
2nd Prize: £500
3rd Prize: £250

  • In the Young Quilters and Schools categories:

1st Prize: £200
2nd Prize: £100
3rd Prize: £50

  • Prizes for the Overlay Awards 

Excellence in Hand Quilting: £500
Excellence in Machine Quilting: £500
Excellence in Longarm Quilting: £500
Thread Mastery: £500


The deadline for entering this year is midnight on Monday 27th June. Apply here.


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