30th July – 2nd August 2020
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The Festival of Quilts is back!
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We hope you are all keeping safe and well, during these challenging times we would like to keep our page running as usual giving you our top Quilting inspiration , news and top tips!
We’re kicking off with this beautiful selection of hexie quilts from our friends at @gatheredmakers to inspire you for your next project! Take a look at the article below and please do comment your favourite! #FOQ2020
copy and paste > https://bit.ly/Hexagonquilts
If you’re a keen crafter or need to stock up on supplies our Sister Show @thestitchfestival has officially opened it’s doors at The Business Design Centre in London for the very first time.
Head down from the 27th Feb – 1st March for a 4 day textile extravaganza where you can shop from 150+ exhibitors, be inspired from talented artists such as Olga Prinku, Kaffe Fassett and Katie Jones or learn in any of the 220+ workshops on offer.
Tickets available online or on the door #Stitch2020
The ‘African Odssey – A Common Thread ’ gallery will be joining us at this year’s Festival of Quilts.
Textile Artists, Janice Gunner, Liz Hewitt and Magie Relph will be sharing a new body of work taking fabrics and inspiration from Africa as a overall theme for the gallery. Each artist brings a unique style and interpretation of the theme to the exhibition which has created an exciting and varied selection of quilts that will be displayed at this year’s show.
Take a look at the link in our bio for further gallery information #FOQ2020
The entry form for The Fine Art Textiles Award 2020 is now open.

If you are an amateur or practising artist using textiles as your medium, enter now for the chance to win £5,000 and to be part of a prestigious exhibition at The Festival of Quilts and The Knitting & Stitching Shows.
Deadline for entries is 27th April 2020.
Download the submission criteria and enter via the link in our bio! #FOQ2020

Image: Fine Art Textiles Award Winner 2019 – Ann Goddard

Festival of Quilts COVID-19 Update

At present we very much hope that Festival of Quilts will go ahead as planned, however we are closely monitoring the situation and continue to follow and adhere to UK Government and Public Health England advice.

Tickets for The Festival of Quilts 2020 (including tickets for workshops and social events) will now be going on sale in April with the usual priority booking for members of the Quilters Guild.

We will ensure to keep you updated on this evolving situation (including the new date tickets will be on sale); please sign up to our newsletter to receive all important notifications on our ticket launch and show programme.


Please be assured that during this period of uncertainty, we will continue to offer full refunds to visitors should the event not go ahead.

Thank you for bearing with us during this incredibly difficult time.

Useful information

UK Government Response to COVID-19

NHS Advice

World Health Organisation