Quilt Academy Programme & Lectures
In assocation with Groves.
The Quilt Academy offers a series of masterclasses, workshops and lectures aimed at improvers and those wanting intensive learning. Expert tutors teach everything from printing and dyeing techniques through to textile manipulation, thread sketching, English Paper Piecing and free motion quilting.
You can download the Quilt Academy timetable by clicking here and scroll down the page for more detailed information about the classes on offer.
There are nearly 30 lectures on offer over the 4 days of the show, presented by some of the best known names in the quilt world including Kaffe Fassett, Pauline Burbridge and Luana Rubin.
Lectures provide a great opportunity to gain insight into the world of leading artists; escape from the busy show floor and rest your feet for 45 minutes while you hear from inspirational talent!
To view the Academy Programme, including Lectures click here.
|Thursday 6th August|
|11:00||219||Precious: Using Found Objects in Creative Work||Susan Lenz, Through Our Hands|
|14:15||220||Past & Present: Colour in Design||Kaffe Fassett|
|Friday 7th August|
|11:00||253||SAQA's Food for Thought: Nourish the Soul||Alex Veroneli, SAQA|
|11:00||254||Back to Square One||Sheena Norquay|
|12:15||255||How Does A Quilt Become A Piece Of Fine Art?||Panel Discussion|
|12:15||256||Beyond a Series: Taking Work to the Next Level||Susan Lenz, Through Our Hands|
|13:30||257||Journeys||Gloria Loughman, Australia|
|13:30||258||Pictorial Quilt Primer||Lea McComas|
|14:45||259||The Pursuit of the Domestic||Luke Haynes|
|14:45||260||Get your Work Published||Jenny Fox-Proverbs, Love Patchwork & Quilting|
|16:00||261||Animated Patterns||Jane Callender|
|Saturday 8th August|
|11:00||284||Textile Landscapes||Pauline Burbidge|
|11:00||284||Khayamiya- The Tentmakers of Cairo||Joan Fisher|
|12:15||286||Past & Present: Colour in Design||Kaffe Fassett|
|12:15||287||Contemporary Quilt Challenges||Christine Seager, Contemporary Quilters Group|
|13:30||288||The Quilted Landscape||Gloria Loughman, Australia|
|13:30||289||Textile Tour of India||Wendy Gardiner|
|14:45||230||Predicting the Future, What's Next in Quilting?||Panel Discussion|
|14:45||231||How Much Fabric Do I Need?||Rosemary Hilman|
|16:00||232||International Quilt Trends||Luana Rubin|
|16:00||233||Get your Work Published||Jenny Fox-Proverbs, Love Patchwork & Quilting|
|Sunday 9th August|
|11:00||312||Textiles from Down Under||Jenny Bacon, Golden Textiles|
|12:15||313||Colour Theory for Quilters||Lea McComas|
|13:30||314||On & Off The Wall: 30 Years of Quilt Art||Sara Impey, Small Talk Quilt Art|
|14:45||315||Textiles, Textures & Colours of Mexico||Malu Colorin, Quilters de Mexico|
The Festival of Quilts offers a range of workshops from free motion quilting to designing with transfer paints.
Classes range in duration from 90 minutes to 3 hours (including Twilight sessions at the end of the day), plus 1 and 2 day masterclasses.
The majority of Academy classes take place in private, air conditioned rooms situated on the Atrium of the NEC (alongside the show entrance and up on the Gallery). Those requiring running water take place either in the Virtual Studio or another specially built classroom on the show floor.
There may be additional costs for materials or a list of items to bring (see workshop timetable for details).
Quilt Academy Programme prices are:
|Guild Member Price||Standard Price|
To view the downloadable PDF of the Quilt Academy timetable click here and for full details of the classes on offer please scroll down the page.
Tickets are now on sale, please click here to buy your tickets. Alternatively you can call the ticket hotline on +44 (0) 1473 321 872.
Please note our Quilt Academy Workshops are now CPD certified. For more information click here.
* Please note there is a £1.50 booking fee per transaction. (Why is this?)
Please note advance bookings for Quilt Academy workshops cease at midday on Wednesday 29th July.