Festival of Quilts 2018

Competitions – Free Craft Show Tickets

Win one of 2 pairs of tickets to the fabulous Festival of Quilts at the NEC, Birmingham this August…

The Festival of Quilts runs from the 9th-12th August 2018 at the NEC, Birmingham and we have 2 pairs of tickets to give away to our fellow crafters.  This premium show is not only perfect for quilters but for anyone who loves sewing and crafting in general.

For your chance to win a pair of tickets, simply tell us what type of crafts you work on in the summer months and email us the answer (see below), along with your name & postal address* before 4pm on 8th July 2018.  Good luck!

Email your answer to the competition question HERE.

(*Please note, we ask you to send us your postal details because we frequently find people’s computers decide their winning ticket email is Spam!  This way, we simply pop the winning tickets in the post to the winners.  Please rest assured that your address is not kept on record or used for any other purpose).

Make of the Month

We run a ‘Make of the Month’ competition and invite crafters to enter by simply sending us a photo of their latest creation.  The prize (other than the glory!) is a £5 off coupon from any purchase from the Amazing Craft website.  To see our winners, have a look at our previous monthly winners here.

If you would like to enter, simply post a photo of your handmade creation on one of our Social Media pages or email us via this LINK.  Closing Date:  There is no closing date for this competition as it is a rolling program.  Any entry will be entered into the current month’s competition.


  • We would like to share photos of your creations with our fellow crafters via social media and our website and, by entering the competition, you need to feel comfortable with this too.  If, however, you would rather we didn’t publish your name, please let us know.
  • You may enter the competition as many times as you wish and with any type of handmade craft.
  • The winner will be notified via email (check your Spam folders or maybe add our email address to your contacts!).

May’s Make of the Month

Samantha’s cute little hare, who stands a titchy 4” tall, won in May.  The dinky hare was jointed and weighted too (which makes tiny creations feel so cute to hold).

April’s Make of the Month

Charlotte Bear was made for Linda’s daughter’s (who is now 25) from her favourite dress when she was only three years old.  Linda kept the dress knowing that she would make something for her to treasure one day.  We are sure Charlotte will be treasured for years to come.

March’s Make of the Month

Scruff - Mohair Teddy Bear

Scruff won the hearts of our social media followers and, can you believe it, is only the third bear that Rosemary has ever made!  We can wait to see the next!

February’s Make of the Month

Amazing Craft Make of the Month Feb 18

Shirley’s three little bears as our Make of the Month.  Shirley told us  that she loved making the bears, particularly when they “come to life” in the final stages.  We know just what she means!

January’s Make of the Month

This month Kath Beckett’s adorable pink bear was our winne.  Kath made this from our Strawberry Pink super luxury faux fur, and we’re sure you’ll agree she has done a wonderful job!

November’s Make of the Month

Hoooked Donkey Joe Make of the Month

We fell in love with Louise’s donkey that she crocheted from one of Hoooked’s fabulous crochet kits.  He’s so darn cute!  Well done Louise (& thank you Hoooked for your fabulous kits!)

October’s Make of the Month

October Make of the Month

Julie’s crocheted toys won our hearts this month.  We met Julie at a recent show and encouraged her to share her fab creations with us.  Well done Julie!

September’s Make of the Month

Rosie Rabbit

Rosie Rabbit was made by Nicki, one of our first ever Hochanda customers.  Nicki said ‘So happy I bought your pattern on @Hochanda.  I’m not too good at sewing and so did it out of scrap fabric.  Thanks for the fab pattern and instructions!’   We think she’s done a great job!

August’s Make of the Month

Vera's hare with glass eyes

Vera’s hare leapt out at us this month!  Vera loves working with felt (see her amazing work on Instagram under veritzavfelts) and has used our glass eyes which, as Vera says, adds another dimension.

July’s Make of the Month

We love the way Alyson Merrall added her creative flair to the Amazing Craft Sophia Rabbit by using felt and button jointing.  She looks so elegant!

June’s Make of the Month

We simply adore Margaret Thorpe’s pony that she crocheted from a Heidi Bears pattern for a friend.  Margaret is a keen toy maker and has also made some very cute mice from our new Jackson Mouse pattern too.

May’s Make of the Month

Meet Paula Baker’s first two mohair bears (made from the Amazing Craft Bear Making for Beginners pattern). Paula told us “I looked at your kits many times thinking I could never be able to make them….I finally took the plunge and made a couple out of cheaper fabric, then the mohair, which I love.”

April’s Make of the Month

Meet Salazar, a first time bear made by Kirsty Reade (from our Bear Making for Beginner’s pattern) for her husband who is a huge Harry Potter fan!  Can you guess which house he favours?!

March’s Make of the Month

March’s winner of Make of the Month is Jenny Hodgkins with her very sweet creations from the Luna Lapin book (Jenny also sent us photos of some extremely cute creatures that she made from the How to Sew Little Felt Animals book too!).

February’s Make of the Month

Young crafters won again this month!  Phoebe & Charlie are sister and brother and we chose them as our February winners to encourage them with their sewing after they both learnt whip stitch from our Learn a Stitch Kit.  Well done!

January’s Make of the Month

Young Clyde won January’s competition.  We first met this young crafter at a show and his passion and creativity are simply amazing!