The Scottish Quilting Show

5-8 March 2020 · SEC · Glasgow

Open 10AM - 4.30PM (4:00PM 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!

At the show

Quilting competition 2020 winners

We’ve had more entries into the competition than ever before, making this a fantastic chance to see a huge and beautiful display of quilts. Entrants were invited to submit their handiwork, for the chance to win a fabulous prize! Judging will be happening on the set up day of the show, with prize-giving set to take place at 2:30pm on Sunday 8th March.

In Print

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


FREE Talks Programme

Enjoy 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 filled with supplies, tools and treats. Come along and discover the latest trends from the industry’s top names. Whether your passion is papercrafting or knitting, jewellery making or sewing, there will be something for everyone!


To commemorate their 30th anniversary in 2019, the European Quilt Association challenged members from all nineteen member countries to make works for an exhibition entitled ‘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 City & Guilds 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 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 shaped her environment, Leah Higgins has used breakdown printing to create bodies of work that map these changes. She explores coal mining and 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 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 how to use her unique transformer templates.

Elisabeth Viguie Culshaw – stand L14

Elisabeth 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, and 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. A diverse group, their quilts range from wholecloth to appliqué, and complex piecing. Members work by 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 will be displaying a collection of quilts that reflect 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. These include the natural world, literary inspirations, and vintage fabrics. ‘Fabric of Life’ reflects members’ different life experiences.

New Reflections – stand M02

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

Turning Point Quilts – stand M04

Based in central Scotland, Turning Point Art Textiles is a textile design group currently made up of eight members. They make quilt collections based on a common theme. 

Thistle Quilters – stand M24

The “20:20 Vision” Chairman’s challenge is a series of quilts made by individual members of Thistle Quilters on this theme. The group enjoys a challenge, and loves to share work that demonstrates 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 a 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.