The Scottish Quilting Show
7-10 March 2019 · 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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At the show
SCOTTISH QUILTING COMPETITION 2019
Enter your handiwork into one of our exciting quilting competitions, with fabulous prizes to be won!
A. TRADITIONAL QUILTS
B. CONTEMPORARY QUILTS
C. ART QUILTS
D. GROUP QUILTS (MADE BY 2+ MAKERS)
E. THEMED QUILT – COLOUR OF THE ISLES
World Wide Whisper
This exciting programme challenges five countries to each create 12 quilts. Much like Chinese Whispers, one person starts the programme, and creates a quilt based on a landscape picture of their country. They then take a picture of their quilt and send this on to the next person who produces a second quilt based on the picture they receive, and so on. Resulting in some very interesting pieces of work. Countries taking part are Scotland, the Netherlands, USA, Ireland and Canada.
TILKKUYHDISTYS FINN QUILTRY
The Finnish Guild will be crossing the water to bring an exciting collection of work by its members, giving visitors to The Scottish Quilting Show a chance to see what our Scandinavian neighbours are working on at present. Established in 1990 the guild now has over 1500 members and its aim is to promote quilt making and knowledge across Finland.
Traditional Quilt Group of the British Isles
The Traditional Quilt Group are a very inclusive band of patchworkers and quilters who have a wide variety of skills and techniques. They use modern tools to make modern quilts using traditional blocks, techniques and ideas whilst embracing the modern world enabling them to make more and more quilts.
THE QUILTERS GUILD OF THE BRITISH ISLES – REGION 16
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.
Demonstrations and workshops
Join one of our demonstrations or bookable workshops lead by renowned quilt artists:
Sheena J Norquay
Bookable workshops coming soon
Fooling the Eye
Be mesmerised by a new and exciting exhibition of 40 plus quilts from The Modern Quilt Group of the Quilters’ Guild of the British Isles. This year members
were challenge to create any kind of optical illusion under the title ‘Fooling the Eye’ – three-dimensional effects in two dimensions, transparency, impossible triangles or weaving illusions. With an array of kaleidoscope colours they have certainly embraced the theme!
Voyage are a group of textile artists drawn together from around the world, they vary in both their experience and in the nature of the expression of their art. The innovative group of artists exist as a virtual group on the internet and exhibit their work on a shared blog. Formed in 2011, Voyage have exhibited across the globe. Their work broadly encompasses the understanding of a quilt in its loosest form. Their theme for 2018 was “stretching tradition” which saw each member producing two A2 sized pieces of their interpretation of the theme.
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!
SEC, Glasgow · G3 8YW
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.
Buses can be accessed from George Square (near Queen Street Station) and Union Street (near Central Station). For timetable visit www.firstglasgow.com
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.
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.
Your ticket to The Scottish Quilting Show includes The Creative Craft Show!
SCOTTISH QUILTING COMPETITION 2019 · World Wide Whisper · TILKKUYHDISTYS FINN QUILTRY · Traditional Quilt Group of the British Isles · THE QUILTERS GUILD OF THE BRITISH ISLES – REGION 16 · Demonstrations and workshops · Fooling the Eye · Voyage