Monday, 29 April 2013


Due to circumstances beyond our control, this year's show has been cancelled.

I would like to thank everyone who has supported the show and the Heart of Kent Hospice for many years.

Many craft items have been made for sale at the show and they will be sold at special one-day events later in the year.  Notification of these events will be posted on this site.

Once again, a very big thanks to all our supporters.

Saturday, 5 January 2013

New Show Venue for 2013

To enter a quilt in the show, click on tab above to print out entry form.  It is free to enter and the most popular exhibit, decided by our visitors, will win a prize!!

There is plenty of parking for cars and coaches.
Reserved spaces close to entrance for Blue Badge vehicles.
A list of the ten traders attending will be posted as soon as confirmation is received.

Tuesday, 18 December 2012

2013 HOKH Maidstone Quilt Show - NEW VENUE!!

The new show has a new venue!
2013 will see the Maidstone Quilt Show held in The Dray and The Dray Marquee @ The Hop Farm, Paddock Wood, Kent TN12 6PY.  The venue has good access for wheelchairs, along with disabled parking.  Many traders will be offering gorgeous fabrics, threads, etc plus more.
Refreshments will be available and comfort facilities are in the hall as well.
The car park has plenty of spaces and coaches are welcome too.  Keep checking out the website as more information will be posted as soon as it becomes available.

Friday, 1 June 2012

2012 HOKH Maidstone Quilt Show Raffle Quilts

Here is the photo of this year's raffle quilts.

Tickets are £1 each and can be purchased in advance from Noodle Soup, Castle Wall Quilters, Hearty Quilters and friends of the quilt show.
You can also purchase tickets at the show.
Don't miss this wonderful opportunity to win one of these specially crafted quilts.

Thursday, 26 April 2012

2012 Raffle Tickets on sale soon!

Raffle tickets are being printed and will be on sale in May.  You can buy tickets from Noodle Soup, Castle Wall and Hearty Quilters.  They will also be on sale at the show.  Be sure you don't miss out.

I will be posting photos of the three quilts just as soon as I have them in my possession.

Friday, 13 January 2012

New Year New Show!

Happy new year to all!  Welcome again to another year.  Plans are afoot for the new 2012 HOKH Maidstone Quilt Show.

The support for this great show was fantastic last year, but we need to be even better this year.  As always great quilts make for a great show.  Below is the new exhibit entry form for you to print off.  Make sure you are not disappointed and get it sent in early.  Entries are free again this year.  Places are limited and even if you haven't finished your project, the entry form will secure your place.  
You have until July to complete your project.

Mark the date in your diary, as the show will be one month later this year.  Let's make this the best year ever.  The Heart of Kent Hospice needs your help to continue the fantastic work it does in making people feel better when terminal illness takes hold of their lives.

Thursday, 18 August 2011

A visitor's review of the 2011 HOKH Maidstone Quilt Show

HOKH Maidstone Quilt Show at The Friars, July 2011

Going into the North Barn at The Friars to see the quilts on display over the last weekend of July was like going into Aladdin’s Cave. Hanging from the walls, festooned on ropes and rafters across the roof-space, lovingly unrolled on tables and tops, the quilts’ blaze of glory stunned us as we came through the wide doors.

More than thirty years have passed since I’ve done any quilting, so I looked with fresh eyes at all that was on display. The colours created a banquet for the eyes. We were awed by the craft, the wit, and the sharp skill of the quilters whose work was offered to us. Some quilts were touching: the nurturing, enveloping warmth of soft quilts made for babies and children; some were almost private, depicting family in-jokes with names and figures from families unknown to us; others were sweepingly universal, with blazing trees and fiery sunsets. Some were traditional, with familiar and beautifully old-fashioned designs; while others were daringly original with unexpected flashes of humour or clashes of colour.

My friend and I had only a few miles to come for this show, but I would go much farther to see such an exceptional exhibition another time. Congratulations to all who worked so incredibly hard and in such detailed ways to make the HOKH quilt show such a success in 2011.

Lizzie Ballagher