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The Patchwork Coverlet - 1718

The oldest quilt in existence the Patchwork Coverlet (made in 1718) will be displayed at the 2018 Festival of Quilts to mark its 300th anniversary.

Come and view this piece of quilting history.

Headline act Ricky Tims confirmed

Textile legend Ricky Tims will be joining us at the 2018 Festival of Quilts. Join Ricky at the show for one of his world famous quilting concerts and pick his brain with all your quilting questions.

 

The Winning Quilts

The annual quilting competition at the show is the biggest quilt contest in Europe and one of our favourite parts of The Festival of Quilts. Over 750 people of all ages and abilities took part in the 2017 competition you can view the winning quilts here.

Earlybird tickets on sale

Standard entry tickets are now on sale for the 2018 Festival of Quilts. The prices have been frozen based on 2017 rates until January 2018. Workshop tickets and Guild member tickets will go on sale at the end of March.

What people say

Had a fabulous day, it was our first time at the festival of quilts. The quilts were amazing. There's some very talented people about! Also lots of stalls to shop for fabrics etc.
Amazing. A real treat. The quilts were an absolute work of art and an inspiration. Beautifully displayed. Can now put faces to so many names I read about. Thank you for the experience.
There is so much talent on display that I always think it should be featured on the national news.
Went for 2 days, stayed for 3. Still didn't see everything! Returning next year.
Fantastic show with lots to see, do and buy! Made all the more special with my daughter winning the Young Quilter of the year (5-8 years). Will be back next year!
The artistry was amazing; there are some very talented quilters out there. It has given me the urge to become more creative with my time behind my sewing machine. Congratulations on what I'm sure will be a sell out of a show.
Another great event and my 13yr old enjoyed the 2 workshops she did immensely, and gave me time to mooch around at the things I'm really interested in too.

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The Festival of Quilts is back!
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Latest News

  • 10 AUG, 2017
    It's been a busy first day at The Festival of Quilts and our highlight by far was announcing this year's Festival of Quilt competition winners. There were 17 competition categories in total including Best In Show which was the overall winner out of all the categories chosen which went to Philipa Naylor for her miniature quilt entitled Measure for Meaure. We are also delighted to announce that the winner of Fine Art Quilt Masters is Margaret Ramsey. You can view all of this year's winners here, the pictures of all of this year's winning quilts will be added soon.
  • 28 JUL, 2017
    Add some colour and pizzazz to your home with this week's free pattern from Groves. This gorgeous wall hanging is made from fat quarters and suitable for quilters of all abilities. Download your free pattern here.