Do you have what it takes to triumph in one of our competitions?



Sew Your Style in association with The Pattern Pages is a chance for you to show us your unique style, flair and creativity. Win amazing prizes including sewing machines!

A) Vintage
B) All in the Detail
C) Refashion
D) Accessorise

All entries will be displayed in the Sew Your Style photo gallery at Creative Craft Birmingham (Friday 29 June – Sunday 1 July, 2018) plus a special display of the winners of each category for visitors to admire!

To download full information click here.

To enter click here.

Meet the judges! 

Madeira Embroidery Competition Winners 2018

This year we challenged you to create an embroidered piece of work inspired by the movies. Capture a kiss in classic black and white a’ la Casablanca or an explosion of light and colour in a moment inspired by Star Wars or Blade Runner. Recreate a childhood favourite or an unforgettable frame. All entries were displayed and judged on the first day of the show, with the prize giving on Sunday afternoon.

Glimpses of the Movies winners

Schools Fashion Design Competition 2018

Designing for a Sustainable Future – Students were asked to design a garment or outfit using reclaimed fabrics, unloved garments and found trimmings. Creating surface texture with layering techniques and embellishments. When researching students had to look at a range of different examples where industry and designers are working towards creating a sustainable environment. Throughout taking into account that the Trend-Forecast for 2017/2018 which looks at Floral. All entries on display at the Fashion & Embroidery show and the final took place on Friday 16th March.

Schools Competition winners

Scottish Quilting Competition Winners 2018

Entrants were invited to enter their handiwork into our exciting 2018 quilting competitions, with fabulous prizes to be won! Judging took place on the set up day of the show, and the prize giving was at 3pm on Sunday 11 March. The categories for this year’s competitions were: A -Traditional Quilts, B – Contemporary Quilts, C – Art Quilts, D – Group Quilts (one quilt made by two or more makers) and E – Themed Quilt – Charles Rennie Mackintosh ‘Risen from the Ashes’.

Official Announcement: This year we discovered that our quilt sizing rule was ambiguous, leading to a challenge against one of the winners. The situation was discussed at length, and due to the nature of the wording the judges’ decision was up-held. However, it is unfortunate that in a previous year someone else was disqualified for this same rule, but we at ICHF were unaware of this, and heart fully apologise to those concerned. As from this date the said rule will be re-worded as follows:

  1. Entries must measure no less than 51 x 51 cm (20 x 20 in), and no more than 152.5 x 203com (60 x 80 in); each side of the work must be within these limits. Please ensure accurate dimensions are provided on the entry form.

Quilting Competition winners