The Scottish Quilting Show

5-8 March 2020 · SEC · Glasgow

Open 10AM - 5PM (4:30PM SUNDAY)

The Scottish Quilting Show is a fabulous showcase of the finest patchwork and quilting, and highlights the wonderful work of Scottish quilters. Enjoy exciting exhibitions that encourage all aspects of this delightful and wonderfully creative art form. There’s talks, competitions, demonstrations and workshops – a true patchwork paradise!

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Adult £11.00 £17.00 £22.00 £26.00
Senior £10.00 £15.00 £20.00 £24.00

At the show

Quilting competition 2020 winners

With more entries into the competition than ever before, come and see this beautiful display of quilts. Entrants were invited to enter their handiwork, with fabulous prizes to be won! Judging will be taking place on the set up day of the show, with prize giving at 2.30pm on Sunday 8th March. 


In Print

Members of Contemporary quilt were challenged to create work inspired by the words ‘In Print’. They demonstrate the wide variety of techniques and styles presented in contemporary quilt making today. Interpretations range from the physical to spiritual and global issues – expect to be wowed!


FREE Talks Programme

An exciting FREE programme of talks and presentations on a variety of textile topics – no need to pre-book, just turn up and take a seat. The Lecture Theatre is situated at the back of the hall in aisle M. Come and learn about everything from crafting for climate change and machine applique to quilting, eco printing and more! 

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shop for supplies

We will have aisles of supplies, tools and treats. Come along and discover the latest trends from the industry top names. Whatever your passion from papercrafting to knitting, jewellery making to sewing. There will be something for everyone.


To commemorate their 30th anniversary in 2019, the European Quilters Association challenged members from all nineteen member countries to make works for an exhibition under the title ‘Threads without Borders’. Don’t miss your opportunity to see these impressive works of art from across Europe.


Come and meet Gillian Cooper, a textile artist who teaches patchwork, quilting, textiles and more (including C&G courses) from her home studio. She is passionate about helping adults develop their own style.


Expect something dramatically different from the Freewheeling textile artists who are eager to share the new angle of their exciting exhibition. Set to inspire!


Having been a primary school teacher in Inverness for 30 years, Sheena now teaches and exhibits locally, nationally and internationally. She has won many awards for her work and enjoys hand and machine stitching as well as fabric painting.


Region 16 represents the whole of Scotland and the islands, which makes it the largest geographical region in The Quilters’ Guild. Come along to discuss all things quilting and patchwork, and find groups and classes in your local area.

Leah Higgins – Deconstruction, Reconstruction, Evolution

Taking inspiration from industries that have touched her life, or have shaped her environment, Leah Higgins has used breakdown printing to create bodies of work that map these change. She explores coal mining; celebrates Cotton mills, both industries that dominated so many lives and the landscape of Northern England, and finally the ongoing evolution of the printing industry as it adapts to changing demands and technologies.

Pat Archibald

Pat is an Internationally renowned textile artist, who travels extensively worldwide to exhibit and teach. On her stand she will be demonstrating a variety of techniques, including painted Lutradur, Markal paintsticks, gilding and foiling fabrics and also how to use her unique Transfer Templates.

Jennie Rayment – stand K24

International fabric fiddler, manipulator and maneuverer of material, textile engineer! Author of 10 books and many patterns, Lecturer, entertainer, demonstrator par excellence!  Creator of ingenious designs, tactile forms, surface texture from seriously complicated to simply easy. Come and ask anything you’ve ever wanted to know about fabric manipulation! 

Elisabeth Viguie Culshaw – stand L14

Elizabeth is a textile artist and Eco-Upcycler, who works with Nature and recycled materials to create Art in a sustainable manner. She organises and runs workshops (Private and Community based), creates Artwork and accepts Commissioned work in Eco-Printing, Indigo dye, Natural dyes. She is a member of the Weaver, Spinners, Dyers Guild.

QGBI – Traditional Quilt Group – stand M06

The Traditional Quilt Group are a specialist group within the Quilters Guild of the British Isles. They are a diverse group and their quilts range from wholecloth to appliqué and complex piecing. Members work by both hand and machine to produce some stunning quilts.

QGBI – Modern Quilt Group – Region 16 – stand M01

The Modern Quilting Group (Scotland) is a specialist group within the Quilters’ Guild. They meet at the Scottish regional days organized by Region 16 of the Quilters’ Guild and they will be displaying a collection of quilts reflecting their modern approach to quilting.

Threaded Together – stand L24

Threaded Together are a group of textile artists who respond to a diverse range of themes, including the natural world, literary inspirations and vintage fabrics. The inspiration for the body of work on show, ‘Fabric of Life’ reflects their different life experiences.

New Reflections – stand M02

New Reflections are a group of four quilters from Edinburgh and Perthshire who formed in 2013. Their aim is to experiment with new techniques and produce new work for exhibitions. Their theme for 2020 is H2O.

Turning Point Quilts – stand M04

Turning Point Art Textiles is a textile design group based in central Scotland. They make quilt collections based on a common theme. At present there are eight members.

Thistle Quilters – stand M24

“20:20 Vision” Chairman’s challenge. A series of quilts made by individual members of Thistle Quilters on this theme. They enjoy the stimulation of a challenge and love to share the results, which demonstrate their varied areas of expertise and imagination.

Aberdeen Patchwork and Quilting Group – stand M28

The Aberdeen Patchwork and Quilting Group’s challenge for 2019 was to create journal quilts using any techniques, on the theme of ‘Work, Rest and Play.’ Come along and see their designs. 

Bonnie’s Workshop – stand L22

Sewing together in Twechar: Several patchwork, quilting and machine embroidery classes run weekly in the bright classroom in Bonnie’s old house. The classroom is the place where she helps sewers create the projects they want to make. Come along and meet her and ask any questions you may have! 

Seams Right – stand M26

Seams Right are a small enthusiastic group based in Blairgowrie. Since forming in 2004 they have shared many techniques and projects, but also gone out and developed their own individual ways. They enjoy the diversity this brings to the group.

Getting There

SEC, Glasgow · G3 8YW

By Rail
Exhibition Centre is SEC’s own dedicated railway station allowing easy access from the city centre and the suburbs. Six trains an hour from Central Station (Platform 17) will bring you to Exhibition Centre station in a journey time of just three minutes.

By Bus

Buses can be accessed from George Square (near Queen Street Station) and Union Street (near Central Station). For timetable visit

By Foot

The Clyde Walkway runs right past the SEC. There are two footbridges which cross the Clydeside Express Way (dual carriageway connecting the west end to Glasgow city centre) at both the front and rear of the campus.

By Road

Leave the M8 at Junction 19 and follow the signs for the SEC. Entry is off Finnieston Street.

The SEC multi-storey car park is at 10 Stobcross Road, Glasgow, G3 8YW. Parking is also available at The Science Centre – 50 Pacific Quay, Glasgow, G51 1EA. Disabled visitors wanting to catch the buggy to The SEC will need to park at the SEC.