Great British Quilter Instagram Challenge Week 2021

It's back for it's 5th year! A wonderful online event that brings quilters from all over the world together in a week long, fun and creative challenge.  It's a great way for quilters to get to know one another, share tips, ideas, your best quilts, and most of all champion everything that is wonderful about British quilting.

The challenge is run by host Sarah Ashford and this year the guest host Laura Cunningham, and they make a mighty team... 


So how does it work? 

Sarah and Laura will post a prompt on Instagram each day, such as 'introductions', 'show us your sewing space' etc. and all you have to do is take a picture, write a little bit about it, and use the hashtag #greatbritishquilter and tag @sarahashfordstudio and @sweetcinnamonroses so that everyone can see your posts.  It's only a week long, starting on Monday 6th September 2021, so we'd love you to post every day. But we know that life sometimes gets in the way, so if you miss a day, don't stress, you can pick up again the following day. 

For those of you that want to plan ahead, here is the schedule for the week: 

Who can take part?

The challenge is open to everyone!  As long as you are British loving, that's all that matters!  We would love you to take part.  

Will there be prizes?

Yes!  At the end of the 7 days, as always, there will be a bumper giveaway of some wonderful British products.  It will be open to everyone and the full rules of the giveaway will be shared on Instagram on the giveaway day.  

A little treat for you

As a thank you for joining in with the #greatbritishquilter fun, for the duration of the challenge there will be 20% off all PDF patterns using the code GBQ20 on the Great British Quilter Website, the Sarah Ashford Studio Website and Laura's Sweet Cinnamon Roses Website.  Because making things is we love to do the most, right? Head on over and grab yourself a pattern or two.

Finally, the thank yous...

First of all, a huge THANK YOU goes out to Laura @sweetcinnamonroses who has worked so hard with Sarah to make this event the best week ever!  Working with Laura is just a dream and her enthusiasm is infectious.

Another huge thank you goes to our first sponsor, Sew Hot UK, who have championed us and worked hard to help spread the word!  Make sure you check out their website, and treat yourself to some of their wares, which are perfect for quilting and bag making. You won't be disappointed.  



Our second sponsor is the wonderful British magazine, Today's Quilter.  This is a beautiful magazine, taking a fresh look at the world of traditional quilting.  We are so grateful for their support!  Do head to their website to find out more and to subscribe. 



See you over on Instagram, on Monday 6th September,  we can't wait to get to know you!