The Festival of Quilts is home to the largest quilting competition in Europe with a magnificent display of over 700 competition quilts. Take part in this year’s contest and have your quilt on show at the event. There is a competition category to suit everyone from the beginner quilter to the quilting veteran. Every entrant is invited to join us at the award ceremony at the show.
The Festival of Quilts attracts over 300 quality exhibitors selling specialist craft supplies. Whether you're after fabric, buttons, patterns, quilting kits or even a brand new sewing machine there is something for every quilter. It really is a shopping experience like no other!
The Festival of Quilts hosts a collection of professionally curated galleries from the world’s best quilters and textile artists. This year there will be 30 galleries to view including work from Diana Harrison, Nancy Crow, Kumiko Frydl and Els Van Baarle.
The Festival of Quilts is the perfect place to learn a new quilting technique or master an existing skill. The show boosts over 270 different workshops between its Academy classes, Quick and Easy workshops and quilting demos. You can listen to experts in our lecture programme, see the artists in action at The Creative Textile Studio. Or text your quilting knowledge at this year’s brand new Quilting Quiz.