Europe’s leading patchwork and quilting show

The Festival of Quilts

10th - 13th August
Halls 7, 8 & 9 | NEC, Birmingham, England

  • Welcome to The Festival of Quilts

    Welcome to The Festival of Quilts

    The Festival of Quilts – Europe’s leading patchwork and quilting show. A celebration of quilting with over 300 exhibitors offering essential supplies, extraordinary galleries from international artists and a magnificent display of over 700 competition quilts – it’s the ultimate quilting experience.
  • The ultimate shopping experience

    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.
  • Learn a new Skill

    Learn a new Skill

    The Festival of Quilts is the perfect place to learn a new skill, master your machine quilting technique, learn the art of shibori fabric dying whatever your passion with almost 400 workshops, demos and talks on offer there really is something for everyone.
  • Group Tickets

    Group Tickets

    Visit the Festival of Quilts with your friends and take advantage of our group booking discount. Groups of ten or more people can get tickets for just £11.
  • The Quilt Competition

    The Quilt Competition

    The Festival of Quilts –  is home to the largest quilting competition in Europe with a magnificent display of over 700 competition quilts. This year the show has introduced a brand new modern quilting category. Make sure you pop down and view the quilts.
  • The Galleries

    The Galleries

    Twenty international artists will be showcasing their extraordinary textile galleries at The Festival of Quilts including an exclusive gallery from renowned textile artist Kaffe Fassett. This is the ultimate gallery experience for textile enthusiasts.


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Once again we present a selection of extraordinary galleries from some of the best known international artists and groups. 


With over 300 exhibitors selling essential patchwork & quilting supplies you'll find everything you need. 
Competition Quilts

Competition Quilts

Be a part of this year's show by entering into our Festival of Quilts Competition. We display over 700 competition quilt entries at the show.
Ticket Info

Ticket Info

We have a range of entry tickets to suit each visitor, from One Day Tickets, Mini Group Tickets to VIP Tickets.
Social Events

Social Events

Continue the festivities after the show closes with our great programme of social events lined up for you.