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Ministry of Craft Blog

    Thursday, December 29, 2016

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    What's on in 2017

     

    What's on in 2017

     

    January 2017

    27th - 29th January

    Spring Quilt Festival, Ardingly

    Wonderful displays of quilts to see, plenty of shopping opportunities and experts to 'show you how'. Order your tickets and get more information here .

     

    February 2017

    2nd - 4th February

    Stitching, Sewing & Hobbycrafts, EventCity, Manchester

    A show for stitchers, knitters and hobbyists full of ideas, inspiration and craft supplies. Plus workshops, demonstrations and new product launches.

    Visit the ICHF site for more information.

    17th - 19th February

    Spring Quilt Festival, Edinburgh

    A great day out for Scottish quilters with beautiful displays of quilts to browse as well as many suppliers to buy from. There will also be workshops available to be booked on the day.

    Find out more about this quilt show here.

    19th - 21st February - TRADE ONLY

    CHSI Stitches, Birmingham NEC

    The place to be if you run a craft business to stock up on supplies, learn from the seminars and network with other businesses. Europe's no 1 trade show.

    Get more details from http://www.chsi.co.uk

    24th - 26th February

    Spring Quilt Festival, Harrogate

    A new show this year will have plenty of features and quilts to see and your favourite patchwork and quilting suppliers - all under one roof! To find out more, visit Grosvenor Shows website.

     

    March 2017

    2nd - 5th March

    Spring Knitting & Stitching Show, Olympia Central, London

    The Spring Knitting & Stitching Show is the ideal place to find inspiration, learn new skills and shop for all your essential supplies. Expect workshops, exhibitions, textile art and plenty of supplies to buy.

    Full details at http://www.theknittingandstitchingshow.com

    2nd - 5th March

    Stitching, Sewing & Hobbycrafts, SECC, Glasgow

    A show for stitchers, knitters and hobbyists full of ideas, inspiration and craft supplies. Plus workshops, demonstrations and new product launches.

    Visit the ICHF site for more information.

    3rd to 5th March

    Spring Quilt Festival, Imperial War Museum, Duxford

    Find your favourite patchwork and quilting supplies exhibiting at the show, take part in expert workshops and view the displayed quilts.

    Details and tickets can be found here.

    9th - 11th March

    Stitch and Craft, Malvern Showground

    Second time for this show at the Three Counties Showground. The show will feature a big range of craft hobbies, including sewing, cross-stitch, embroidery, patchwork & quilting, knitting, card-making, paper-craft, stamping, beading, crochet, sugarcraft and more. Meet the experts and learn something new in one of the numerous ‘make and take’ workshops.

    Get the full details here.

    16th - 19th March

    Sewing For Pleasure, Fashion, Embroider & Stitch and HobbyCrafts, NEC Birmingham

    Another 3 in one show from ICHF, one ticket allows you to visit all 3 shows. Sewing, stitching, knitting and other crafts are covered in the 3 shows, displays, workshops, demos and the chance to buy new supplies for your stash from the many retailers who will be exhibiting at the shows.

    Get ticket prices and more information from the ICHF Website.

    25th March

    The Selvedge Fair, Bath

    For details, please see here.

    29th March - 1st April

    WI Fair, Alexandra Palace

    Following a successful launch event in Harrogate in 2015 which coincided with the WI’s centenary, the WI Fair is to return, this time at the iconic and picturesque London venue of Alexandra Palace.

    The Fair features more than 300 exhibitors and is aimed at WI members and non-members alike. It will focus on four distinct areas: Craft, Cookery and Food, Travel and the Outdoors and Lifestyle. New for this second WI Fair is a Designer/Maker Village supporting new craftspeople.

    Find out more here.

    31st March - 2nd April

    Spring Quilt Festival, Westpoint Exhibition Centre, Exeter

    Large display of quilts from all over the world. Patchwork and quilting suppliers stands. Quilting enthusiasts and personalities on hand to “show you how”. Workshops can be booked at the show on a first come first served basis.

    Get more information here.

     

    April 2017

    7th - 9th April

    British Quilt & Stitch Village, Uttoxeter Race Course

    Browse the exhibits and competition quilts, stock up on fabric and haberdashery from the exibitors and take part in workshops to learn new skills.

    More information about this event can be found here.

    20th - 22nd April

    Stitching, Sewing & Hobbycrafts, Excel, London

    A show for stitchers, knitters and hobbyists full of ideas, inspiration and craft supplies. Plus workshops, demonstrations and new product launches.

    Visit the ICHF site for more information.

    27th - 30th April

    Knitting & Stitching Show, Royal Highland Centre, Edinburgh

    The show will feature much of what stitchers know and love from sister events in Harrogate, Dublin and London. Textile Galleries, workshops and demonstrations plus suppliers of amazing fabrics, tools and haberdashery will all be there in abundance.

    Find out more here.

     

    May 2017

    11th - 13th May

    Stitching, Sewing & Hobbycrafts, HIC, Harrogate

    A new venue for this popular show for stitchers, knitters and hobbyists full of ideas, inspiration and craft supplies. Plus workshops, demonstrations and new product launches.

    Visit the ICHF site for more information.

    18th - 21st May

    Quilts UK, Malvern Showground

    Take in lots of spectacular quilts on display whilst stocking up on the latest quilt supplies. You will also find workshops where you can learn patchwork and quilting techniques from experts.

    Visit the Grosvenor Shows website for tickets and more information.

     

    June 2017

    2nd - 3rd June

    Springfields Quilt Show, Spalding, Lincs

    Wonderful displays of quilts, patchwork and quilting suppliers stands. Quilting enthusiasts and personalities on hand to “show you how”. Workshops can be booked at the show on a first come first served basis.

    Find more information here.

    23rd - 25th June

    National Quilt Championships, Sandown, Esher

    Hundreds of beautiful competition quilts on display. Lots of patchwork and quilting supplies can be purchased from the stands and there will be workshops and demonstrations.

    Visit Grosvenor Shows site for more details.

    30th June - 2nd July

    Stitching, Sewing & Hobbycrafts, NEC Birmingham

    The Stitching, Sewing & Hobbycrafts show arrives at the NEC for you to discover all the ideas, inspiration and crafting supplies you could ever dream of! Stitchers, hobbyists and crafters will be in their element with endless supplies, innovations, new product launches, demonstrations and workshops designed to encourage and inspire your creativity – there’s no better place to stock up and revel in creative craft inspiration! Find out more here.

     

    August 2017

    10th - 13th August

    The Festival of Quilts, NEC Birmingham

    Visit Europe's leading quilt show where you can view over 1,000 amazing quilts as well as stocking up on fabric and other quilting suppliers from the 300+ exhibitors. There are also over 180 workshops and lectures to choose from.

    Get more details from their website http://www.thefestivalofquilts.co.uk/

    19th August

    The Selvedge Summer Fair, The Dovecot, Edinburgh

    A day long textile festival hosting makers and textile traders selling their creations and collections of treasured textiles and hand made pieces. Further information here

     

    September 2017

    1st - 3rd September

    West Country Quilt & Textile Show, Bristol

    A change of date for this show but still plenty of popular exhibitors and a large quilt and textile display. There will be workshops, traders selling quilting, sewing and stitching supplies plus quilt competitions. This show is a true mixed textile event including, knitting, cross stitch, lace, patchwork, quilt etc.

    To find out more please visit http://westcountryquiltshow.co.uk/ 


    1st - 3rd September

    Great Northern Needlecraft Show and The Great Northern Quilt Show, Harrogate

    A combined show offering all stitchers a fantastic day out. Needlecraft supplies, workshops and an open competitive quilt show with entries invited from all over the world - this year's special theme is Tropical Paradise. Attendees can view the quilts, take part in workshops and stock up on supplies from the exhibitors.

    Full information can be found here.

    7th - 9th September

    Stitching, Sewing & Hobbycrafts, EventCity, Manchester

    A show for stitchers, knitters and hobbyists full of ideas, inspiration and craft supplies. Plus workshops, demonstrations and new product launches.

    Visit the ICHF site for more information.

    21st - 24th September

    Stitching, Sewing & Hobbycrafts, Westpoint Centre, Exeter

    A show for stitchers, knitters and hobbyists full of ideas, inspiration and craft supplies. Plus workshops, demonstrations and new product launches.

    Visit the ICHF site for more information.

    22nd - 24th September

    Scottish Quilt Championships, Edinburgh

    Hundreds of spectacular quilts to view plus many patchwork and quilting suppliers to buy from. Workshops can be booked at the show on a first come first served basis.

    Book tickets and find out more here.

     

    October 2017

    11th - 15th October

    The Knitting & Stitching Show, Alexandra Palace

    This is a big show that runs for 5 days. Find galleries showcasing the works of leading textile artists, plenty of workshops plus a big range of fabric stalls and craft suppliers all under one roof.

    Click here to view the full details and to buy tickets.

    20th - 22nd October

    Autumn Quilt Festival, Malvern Showground

    Sister show to Quilts UK, this Autumn event offers many quilt displays from all over the world and plenty of opportunities to shop for your seasonal supplies from all your favourite patchwork and quilting suppliers. Find out more and buy tickets here.

    26th - 29th October

    Stitching, Sewing & Hobbycrafts, SECC Glasgow

    A show for stitchers, knitters and hobbyists full of ideas, inspiration and craft supplies. Plus workshops, demonstrations and new product launches.

    Visit the ICHF site for more information.

    27th - 29th October

    Autumn Quilt Festival, Imperial War Museum, Duxford

    This Autumn event offers many quilt displays from all over the world and plenty of opportunities to shop for your seasonal supplies from all your favourite patchwork and quilting suppliers. Find out more and buy tickets here.

     

    November 2017

    2nd - 5th November

    Stitching, Sewing & Hobbycrafts, NEC, Birmingham

    A show for stitchers, knitters and hobbyists full of ideas, inspiration and craft supplies. Plus workshops, demonstrations and new product launches.

    Visit the ICHF site for more information.


    9th - 12th November

    The Knitting & Stitching Show, RDS, Dublin

    The Knitting & Stitching Show is the largest and most highly regarded textiles and craft event in Ireland and it's your opportunity to share your love of textiles with others. Whatever your craft passion it is the perfect place to find inspiration, learn new skills and shop for all your essential supplies.

    Get the full details here.

    10th - 11th November

    Kent Autumn Quilt Festival, Maidstone

    This Autumn event offers many quilt displays from all over the world and plenty of opportunities to shop for your seasonal supplies from all your favourite patchwork and quilting suppliers. Find out more and buy tickets here.

    16th - 18th November

    Stitching, Sewing & Hobbycrafts, ExCel, London

    A show for stitchers, knitters and hobbyists full of ideas, inspiration and craft supplies. Plus workshops, demonstrations and new product launches.

    Visit the ICHF site for more information.

    23rd - 26th November

    The Knitting & Stitching Show - Harrogate International Centre

    Find shopping, inspiration and learning all under one roof at one of the largest textile events in the UK. You will find galleries, workshops and craft suppliers. Find out more about what will be there by visiting this page.

    For more up to date information, visit the Sewing Directory


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