Sydney Quilt Show 17-21 June 2020

The Sydney Quilt Show is an annual members exhibition presented in conjunction with the Craft & Quilt Fair with the support of Expertise Events, BERNINA Australia and other generous sponsors.

Come along to the International Convention Centre Sydney at Darling Harbour from 17-21 June 2020, 9am-4.30pm daily.



BERNINA Best of Show Starcrazy by Catherine ButterworthCongratulations to Catherine Butterworth who was awarded BERNINA Best of Show for her trapunto masterpiece Starcrazy. Join Catherine in the Best of Show arena at 10am and 2pm Friday-Sunday.


Plan Your Visit!

  • View 400 member quilts in the main exhibition, the QuiltNSW hoop display and the QuiltNSW challenge Running Away with the Amish
  • Say hello to a QuiltNSW ambassador. Ask us a question!
  • Buy a raffle ticket for a chance to win the Chuck Nohara collaborative quilt made by Maree Blanchard and Lorena Uriarte and quilted by Kat Jones. The proceeds of our annual raffle fund QuiltNSW programs such as the scholarship and country tutor programs
  • 1pm Wednesday: Awards ceremony including announcement of BERNINA Best of Show
  • 11am daily: floor talk with special exhibitor Brenda Gael Smith
  • 12noon daily: floor talk with special exhibitor Catherine Butterworth
  • 2.30pm daily: Tresillian Centenary Quilt floor talk with coordinators Cath Babidge and Julie Kennedy
  • View the BERNINA Best of Australia exhibit and join a floor talk with Julie Adamson: Wednesday 2.30-3.30pm and Thursday and Friday 1-2pm
  • Come along to the Activity Centre, a hands-on quilt making area for everyone

Key dates for Sydney Quilt Show 2020


  • Monday 3 February 2020: Entries open
  • Monday  9 March 2020 (11.59pm):  Closing Date for Entries                      
  • Friday 1 May 2020:  Acceptance Letters Dispatched
  • Friday, 5 June 2020:  Deadline for Quilts to be delivered to Drop Off Person
  • 9am-4.30pm, 17-21 June 2020:  Sydney Quilt Show, International Exhibition Centre Sydney, Darling Harbour
  • Sunday 28 June 2020:  Deadline for Quilts to be collected from Drop Off Person



Blue & White for Sydney Quilt Show 2021

Starting planning for the special themed category for the Sydney Quilt Show 2021:

  • No minimum size.
  • Max size 280 x 280 cm
  • Any blue. If you want to use a print incorporating other colours, it should still read as blue. So please keep other colours to a minimum. There is no limit to the number of different fabrics you may choose to use.
  • Bright, fresh white – no cream.



Thank you to the sponsors of the Sydney Quilt Show 2019


Expertise Events    Bernina Australia


Click here to view the complete sponsor listing.