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Handmade and Homegrown Festival at Hever 2018

One of the two raffle quilts

This event runs from 11:00am on the 31st August 2018, to 4:00pm on the 2nd September 2018 and will take place at Hever Castle & Gardens, Hever, Edenbridge, Kent TN8 7NG. It is a Guild event being organised by Jan Allston, .

Region 2's annual Quilt Show is part of Hever Castle's Handmade and Homegrown Festival.  This event is more than a quilt show, bringing together all things handmade and home-grown including craft making, local artisan food producers, local growers and smallholders, alongside traders selling craft products and beautifully designed handmade wares.  The beautiful, historic site provides a wonderful backdrop to the work of the quilters who live in region 2.

This year the Quilt exhibition will have three sections:

  1. Main Display - The main display of quilts in the marquee. There is no theme or size limit. Beginners and experts welcome. From first quilts to art quilts, traditional, modern or contemporary; we would like to reflect the broad interests, creativity and talents of Region 2.

Download your 2018 Main display  entry form and return to Jan Allston by 31st July 2018

  2.The Challenge – The challenge theme is ‘Coast’. The entry can be any size up to a maximum of 1 metre x 1 metre and it can be either portrait or landscape. It must be made specifically for the Challenge. Entries are only accepted from Region 2 members.

Download your 2018 Challenge  entry form and return to Jan Allston by 31st July 2018

A trophy will be awarded to the winner and there will be prizes for the top three entries.

We reserve the right to cancel the Challenge in the event of insufficient entries. If this should be necessary we will advise anyone who has entered by 1st August. Entries will be moved into the general exhibition if so desired.

  3. For the seventh year!  - Quilts Outside – as with the main display there is no theme or size limits.  An exhibition of creative installations which will be hung or stood outside the marquee, the bridge, on the bench and surrounding area. These pieces will need to have been designed specifically for outside exhibiting, using materials suitable for outdoor showing. This is also open to members of groups who are affiliated to the Guild. 

Please use the Main display entry form above, but mark it clearly ‘Outside Exhibit ’.

No quilts entered for the main exhibition will be placed outside.

Visitors to the exhibition will be invited to choose their favourite piece from the main display in the marquee. The winning quilt maker will win a prize!

Visitors to the exhibitions will also be invited separately to choose their favourite piece from the exhibits outside. The winning item maker will win a prize!

Entries are accepted for the general exhibition from Region 2 Guild members and members of Region 2 groups which are affiliated to the Quilters Guild. Please quote the group membership number on the entry form, the hanging fee will be £7.50.

Guild members hanging fee - £5

Entry to the exhibition marquee is free, but there is an admission charge to Hever Castle grounds.  Hever has offered an entry discount to Guild members on production of a voucher which can be downloaded from the members area of the main Quilters Guild website.

here will be a FREE admission ticket for each person who enters one or more quilts.  


The theme is ‘Coast’. Quilts can be made by individuals or they can be a group project. There is a hanging fee, but as with all exhibits there is free entry to each individual maker.

We are hoping that the groups involved will come to Hever and take advantage of the special entry rates available.

In the first instance please send your details to register your interest to Beryl Connelly

Hever Quilt show raffle

Region 2 has again been the lucky recipient of a brand new sewing machine, donated by Bogod.  In addition there are two quilts to be won  which can be seen on the Region 2 home page and at the top of this events page.

Tickets: £1 to buy in advance of the show.  Contact Jan Allston for tickets.  


After last year successful group exhibit, this year we will be inviting a number of groups to display their quilts and hopefully have a lovely event.


The theme for 2018 is ‘Beside the Seaside’.  Please can you make items based on this theme; it can be sewn, knitted, crocheted etc.  All monies raised stay with Region 2. Items can be brought direct to Hever on Thursday 30th August 2018 or they can also be given in at any Region 2 Guild event or at a committee meeting.


As mentioned above, there is free entry for all quilt entrants.

Entry to Hever Castle is £14.20 but £12.50 for guild members on production of a voucher.

Group rate is £8.50 for a group of 15 or more.