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The Mastery Exhibition

The Mastery: Sustaining Momentum exhibition curated by international quilt artist Nancy Crow will be shown for the first time in Europe at The Festival of Quilts. The gallery features new, bold, large scale works by twelve master quilters will be shown, including a number of pieces made by Nancy Crow herself.
The show also hosts a further 29 professionally curated quilt galleries by leading textile artists.

Meet Kaffe Fassett

Textile superstars Kaffe Fassett, Brandon Mabley and Anna Maria Horner are joining us at this year's Festival of Quilts. Come along and pick their brains to answer all your quilting questions, and get yourself a signed copy of their latest books.

The Competition Quilts

The Festival of Quilts is home to the largest quilting competition in Europe with a magnificent display of over 700 competition quilts. Thousands of you, from the beginner quilters to the quilting veterans got involved. Come and view this years entries and vote for your favourite quilt in our Visitor's choice competition.

The Workshop Programme

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 test your quilting knowledge at this year’s brand new Quilting Quiz.

Apply to be a workshop tutor

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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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.