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Enter a Quilt

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 ultimate shopping experience

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!

Be Inspired

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.

Get involved

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.

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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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Join us to welcome the new season of quilting.

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