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

Show off your skills and talent in one of the competition categories below.



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 £350. All competitors will receive acknowledgment of their entry, plus a Competitors Badge, which gives free access to the show on all days.

There are five categories to choose from:

A. Traditional Quilts
B. Contemporary Art Quilts
C. Art Quilts
D. Group Quilts
E. Themed Quilt – Charles Rennie Mackintosh ‘Risen from the Ashes’


  • Gold Award £350.00
  • Silver Award £100.00
  • Bronze Award £50.00

Deadline for competition is Friday 12th January 2018.

Click here for full details & entry form


Glimpses of the Movies

This year we are challenging 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. There’s no end to what you can create – show us your Glimpse of the Movies in a beautifully embroidered piece that could WIN one of our fabulous prizes!

Click here for full details & entry form


Designing for a Sustainable Future

Does your school or college have budding fashion designers? Are your students interested fashion design? Don’t miss our latest schools competition. This year’s theme is Design for a Sustainable Future, looking at how designers and makers are trailblazing the use of recycled and ecologically sourced materials. Entrants must produce three A3 mood boards on a garment or outfit using reclaimed fabrics, unloved garments and found trimmings. Ten finalists will create their pieces to be judged on the catwalk at Fashion & Embroidery 2018 (Friday 16 March – NEC, Birmingham). Finalists will be notified by 12th February, giving four weeks for garment production.

For full information and entry forms click here.


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.