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Quilting Competition 2016

Do you have a penchant for patchwork and a passion for quilting? Would you love to show your skills off to the world? Then you are invited to enter your work into one of our competitions, to be displayed and judged at the show, with the chance of winning prizes worth up to £1000.

There are five categories to choose from:

  • Traditional Quilts
  • Contemporary Quilts
  • Art Quilts
  • Group Quilts (two or more makers for one quilt)
  • Themed Quilt – Carnival Colours

Click here for full details including entry form, schedule, rules & regulations.

Fashion Design Competition 2016

Design for an Icon Tokyo Mode

Does your school or college have any budding fashion designers? Is fashion design an area that your students are interested in? If so, then you won’t want to miss our latest Design for an Icon competition!

The chosen theme for this year’s completion is ‘Tokyo Mode’ taking inspiration from Japanese street fashion. A style in which the wearer customises outfits using a mixture of current and traditional trends.

To find out everything you need to know to enter, and all about the fabulous prizes you can win, CLICK HERE.

Click here to download the Photo Consent Form.

Glimpses of Brazil

Once again Stitch magazine has joined forces with Madeira and ICHF’s Fashion & Embroidery show, to bring you the Stitch/Madeira Competition 2016 Embroidery Competition!

The theme for this year’s competition is – Glimpses of Brazil.

Brazil is a vast country that evokes many colourful images: great beaches (Copacabana and Ipanema), rain forests, exotic birds and animals, Amazon river, Christ the Redeemer statue, carnivals, Samba and of course it’s the venue for the Olympic games in 2016! So let your imagination run wild and embroider your ‘Glimpses of Brazil’ and you could WIN one of our fabulous prizes!

CLICK HERE to find out more.

Sew Inspired

Here’s your chance to showcase your creative sewing skills in a competition, open to everyone regardless of age or experience! We invite you to use any pattern from the current Retro Butterick, McCall’s Archive Collection or Vintage Vogue Patterns ranges and re-work it in a way that’s unique, imaginative, fashionable in the extreme, or just plain fun.

Radically change the look; combine patterns, omit or reshape pattern pieces, slash, stitch or embellish in an unexpected manner. ­ This is the perfect opportunity to demonstrate your talent and win some fantastic prizes, including a Janome sewing machine, pattern vouchers from The McCall Pattern Company and a goodie bag from Vilene.

More details | Rules | Entry Form
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