The Scottish Quilting Show

8-11 March 2018 · SEC · Glasgow

Open 10.00-17.00 (16.30 Sun)

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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Talks Programme

An exciting free programme of talks and presentations on a variety of textile topics – no need to book, just turn up and take a seat.

The Lecture Theatre is situated at the end of aisle K.

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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


Karelia House  – stand K44

Brother Sewing Machines – stand L01

Flamingo Fabrics – stand L05

Purely Patchwork – stand L44

The Shuttle – stand L42

Fabric Affair – stand M01

Edinburgh Patchwork – stand L40

Patchwork Cottage – stand M05

Storage for Crafts – stand L14

Dots n Stripes – stand K40

Alzheimer Scotland Quilts – stand L35

Chromosome 18 Europe – stand L08


This fabulous selection of 25 quilts from the ‘Elements’ challenge shows many interpretations of the theme, from elements of music and the periodic table to earth, water, wind and fire. See the energy, imagination and design skills of the hugely talented members of the Contemporary Quilt Group, a specialist group of the Quilters Guild of the British Isles.


The 2017 Bernina International Challenge  – ORIENT  – comes to Scotland, showing textile experiments and impressions with fabrics from the Turkmen bazaar.

A visit to Central Asia is like dipping into a mysterious, fairytale world. In the legendary bazaars one steps into another time where hundred-year traditions and craftsmanship are very much alive.

The challenge included mystery fabrics from an Eastern European country. Members of the Contemporary Quilt Group (a specialist group of the Quilters Guild of Great Britain) took part and their quilts will be exhibited alongside pieces from the Czech Republic, Poland and Germany.

The exhibition toured Eastern Europe and is now in the UK before heading to Germany in May 2018.


The Castle Quilters Dunbar – stand L33

Creative Journey – stand P26

The Dolly Mixtures Quilting Group – stand L34

Glasgow Gathering of Quilters – Stand P16

New Reflections – stand P20

Seams Right – stand M24

Turning Point Quilts – stand M26

Quilt @ Heart – stand L31

Clarencefield Quilt Group – stand P23

Bishop Briggs Patchers Club – stand M11

Ballentrae Patchwork Group – stand P21

Gillian Cooper Studio – City & Guilds – stand P24

Quilt Aran – stand M10


Pat Archibald – stand M07

Debbie Renton – stand M24

Jennie Rayment – stand L38

Louise Mabbs – stand P31

Gillian Cooper – stand M06

Quilters Guild of British Isles Region 16 – stand M36

Traditional Quilt Group – stand M38

Boutis Ecosse – stand L37


Creative Journey present a new collection of work called Let there be Peace, which is inspired by a poem of the same name by Lemn Sissay. Each member has explored an aspect of the poem to produce a unique and personal triptych.


Quilters Guild of British Isles Region 16

Traditional Quilt Group

Boutis Ecosse

Stalls & Shopping

Stalls & Shopping

Browse aisle and aisles of stalls and stands packed with brand-new crafting innovations, classic tools and products and accessories in every colour of the rainbow!

With experts manning each stall – you’ll be sure to find exactly what you need!



Getting There

SEC, Glasgow · G3 8YW

By Rail
Exhibition Centre station 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.

The new chargeable multi-storey car park at the SEC is now open and will be the main parking area used for events at the venue. This facility is located at 10 Stobcross Road, Glasgow, G3 8YW.