Competition quilts

One of the highlights of Festival, the exhibition of over 250 Competition Quilts.

This is where South Africans (and others from further afield) exhibit their never-before-seen quilts and vie for prizes from our generous sponsors.

Expect to see bed quilts & wall quilts, big quilts & small quilts, traditional & contemporary, made by everyone from young persons to renowned fabric artists.                                Vote for your favourite among all those on show and help determine which quilter is awarded the Viewers’ Choice prize on the final evening of festival.
Judged prize winners are announced at the Prize Giving on Saturday evening.

Fancy entering a quilt yourself? Find all the information you need on the quilt competition here

Special exhibitions

We have selected special quilts from all over the world for a feast of viewing.

Mexican Quilts
Quilters de Mexico


For the first time in South Africa, we will see quilts from Mexico, brought to us by the Quilters de México Guild.

Quilts from Mexico



The Modern Quilt Guild presents ‘QuiltCon 2019 Best of Show’

QuiltCon 2019



Sitting on a kaross (blanket), the women began to embroider images from their own culture with the aim of making modern artworks from traditional arts and craft skills.

KAROSS embroidery



Quilters from 3 countries take on the challenge:
Germany – Ireland – South Africa

INTERCHANGE International Challenge