The Festival of Quilts

The Festival of Quilts was launched in 2003 in partnership with The Quilters’ Guild as a hub for people from all over the world to come together and share their passion for quilting.

20 years on and it’s now the biggest quilting show in Europe, featuring workshops, talks, one of the world’s largest quilt competitions, a huge range of quilt materials and brands to shop from, and so much more!

Quilting: noun [ˈkwɪɫtɪŋ]

Exact definitions vary, especially because a quilt for many people is defined as a cosy bedcover. However, for quiltmakers, it is generally agreed that a quilt is a multi-layered textile, commonly composed of three complete layers of fabric, including one layer of padding (wadding) in the middle, with all three layers pierced and joined together with stitching. The stitches are usually based on a pattern or design. 

N.B. For anyone entering the Festival of Quilts competition a minimum of two complete layers is required. 

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