The Creative Craft Show and Scottish Quilting Show, SEC Glasgow

Fancy getting creative in 2018? Then a trip to The Creative Craft Show and The Scottish Quilting Show is a must.

The co-hosted shows are back at Glasgow’s SEC on March 8 – 11 bringing together over 100 exhibitors showcasing artisan, handcrafted gifts, supplies and inspiration and demonstrations for crafters and quilters.

The Creative Craft Show (formerly known at The Stitching Sewing & Hobbycrafts Show), is a haven for knitting, cross stitch, paper crafting, jewellery & dressmaking and stitching enthusiasts, offering all the very latest supplies, ideas and innovations in the hobby world! You’ll find everything from kits, charts and patterns to fabrics, yarns, threads and buttons plus opportunities to glean advice from industry experts.

The Scottish Quilting Show is a fabulous showcase of the finest patchwork and quilting, and highlights the amazing work of Scottish quilters. There will be talks, competitions, demonstrations and workshops – a true patchwork paradise!

62 hand-made quilts, which have been entered in to The Scottish Quilting Competition, will be displayed at The Scottish Quilting Show at the SEC, Glasgow from 8 – 11 March.

The winners of each of the five categories – Traditional, Contemporary, Art, Group (two or more makers for one quilt) and Themed Quilts – will be announced at the show on Sunday March 11 at 3pm.

One of the organisers of the competition Margo Hunter says:

“Quilting has a long history in Scotland and the country has produced many extremely talented quilters. This annual competition is seen as the highlight of the quilting year in Scotland, by many quilters and we’ve had some amazing entries into this year’s competition.

“It’s a much loved hobby for many reasons, quilters love making something totally unique, enjoy the needlework itself and the de-stressing benefits of working with their hands and creating something beautiful.

“Often quilts can take over six months to design and create and are given as a gift –for a wedding or the arrival or a baby – while other quilts are displayed as a piece of art and many are donated to charity to raise funds. Occasionally they are sold with prices ranging from £200 to £2000 per quilt.”

The theme category for 2018 is Mackintosh Risen from The Ashes, to coincide with the 150th anniversary of the birth of Charles Rennie Mackintosh.

The Scottish Quilting Show is a fabulous showcase of the finest patchwork and quilting, and highlights the amazing work of Scottish quilters. There will be talks, competitions, demonstrations and workshops – a true patchwork paradise! It will be co-located with The Creative Craft Show (formerly known at The Stitching Sewing & Hobbycrafts Show), which is a haven for knitting, cross stitch, paper crafting, jewellery & dressmaking and stitching enthusiasts, offering all the very latest supplies, ideas and innovations in the hobby world!

Update: Scottish knitters and crocheters are being asked to take part in a 2018 knitting project, to create a 13ft commemorative poppy to mark the centenary of the end of the First World War.

Anyone wishing to contribute to the commemorative challenge can pop along to the Knit and Knatter sessions at The Creative Craft Show at the SEC, Glasgow 8 – 11 March 2018, one of nine UK Creative Crafts Shows which will contribute to the final poppy, including a second show at the SEC in October.

At the sessions, being led by knitting fanatics, Grans on the Make, volunteers will each knit or crochet a 4 inch square section which will form part of the final poppy, which will be pieced together during 2018 and revealed at The Creative Craft Show, Birmingham in November.

When complete the poppy will be made up of 1,568 sections, representing the number of days of the war. Participants can also provide a short story, memory or name to be displayed on the stand and dedicated to those lost in the First World War.

Volunteer knitters are also asked to bring along knitting needles and red, black or green wool.

Jodie Firmin, ICHF show organiser said: “This is a lovely opportunity for Scottish knitters and crocheters to use their skills for a lovely project and be part of a special commemorative creation to mark 100 years since the First World War. People with all knitting abilities are welcome to have a go and be part of this national centenary feature which will be created by crafters across the UK at our shows in Manchester, Exeter and London and Birmingham.

Both shows will be at Glasgow’s SEC on March 8 – 11 bringing together over 100 exhibitors showcasing artisan, handcrafted gifts, supplies and inspiration and demonstrations for crafters and quilters and advice from industry experts.

Experts from craft associations, guilds and societies will be demonstrating the latest techniques at a range of exciting Workshops, Demonstrations and Make & Take sessions giving enthusiasts the know-how to create their own stained glass suncatcher, greeting cards and try out Japanese sewing. There will also be two exhibition areas – Stitched Together, an exclusive display of textiles created by military community groups and Orient showcasing textile experiments and impressions with fabrics from the Turkmen bazaar.

The Creative Craft and Scottish Quilting Shows will be held at the SEC, Glasgow between the 8th to 11th March 2018, 10am – 4.30pm (4pm on Sunday 11th).

2 for 1 ticket offer
To claim 2 tickets for the price of 1 (£8.50) visit ichfevents.co.uk or call 01425 277988 and use the code GL37 when placing your order.

Adults: £8.50 advance / £10.50 at the show, Seniors: £7.50 advance / £9.50 at the show. Accompanied under 16s go free.

All advanced tickets need to be ordered by March 5 2018.
For more information call 01425 277 988 or visit www.ichfevents.co.uk

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