Angela Walters is a longarm quilter, teacher, and author of popular machine-quilting books. Angela has over 150,000 followers for her online YouTube channel, The Midnight Quilt Show, a series which celebrates late-night stitches, taking shortcuts, and sewing in your PJs! Each week, Angela offers a tutorial for a brand-new quilt. The Festival of Quilts offers you the chance to see Angela LIVE! 

Angela will be offering lectures in the Festival theatre on Saturday and Sunday, as well as teaching longarm workshops in a Handi Quilter-sponsored hands-on classroom. Her quilting journey began with her husband’s grandfather; together they made her first quilt – a nine-patch that is still on her bed today. Thousands of swirls, feathers and parallel lines later, Angela has turned her love of stitches and fabric into a thriving business focused on modern machine quilting.

Click below to download the Academy, Talks and Lectures Programme.

Workshops

Longarm Quilting: Negative Space with Rulers

Negative Space is a hallmark of modern quilts, but it can be intimidating to quilt. Using Handi Quilter Longarm machines, Angela will show you how to turn that negative space into a positive with rulers.

Learn how to create motifs, how to divide up larger areas and more in this informative class. We will be using Handi Quilter 20” Amara Longarms with one person per machine.

Suitable for beginners to intermediate, those new to Longarm quilting or with some basic knowledge.

Longarm Workshop, Thursday, (1/2 day)

Dot to Dot: Long Arm Quilting

Quilting intricate designs can be as easy as connecting the dots! Learn how to use points on the quilt as a guide for quilting with minimal marking and lots of fun. You will learn how to recognize the dots on your quilt, different designs and how you can adapt them for your quilts. We will be using Handi Quilter 20” Amara Longarms with one person per machine. 

Suitable for beginners to  intermediate, those new to Longarm quilting or with some basic knowledge.

Longarm Workshop, Friday (1/2 day)

Angela Walters
Angela Walters - dot to dot quilt
Untitled design (39)

Longarm Quilting: Negative Space with Rulers

Negative Space is a hallmark of modern quilts, but it can be intimidating to quilt. Using Handi Quilter Longarm machines, Angela will show you how to turn that negative space into a positive with rulers.

Learn how to create motifs, how to divide up larger areas and more in this informative class. We will be using Handi Quilter 20” Amara Longarms with one person per machine.

Suitable for beginners to intermediate, those new to Longarm quilting or with some basic knowledge.

Longarm Workshop, Thursday, (1/2 day)

Dot to Dot: Long Arm Quilting

Quilting intricate designs can be as easy as connecting the dots! Learn how to use points on the quilt as a guide for quilting with minimal marking and lots of fun. You will learn how to recognize the dots on your quilt, different designs and how you can adapt them for your quilts. We will be using Handi Quilter 20” Amara Longarms with one person per machine. 

Suitable for beginners to  intermediate, those new to Longarm quilting or with some basic knowledge.

Longarm Workshop, Friday (1/2 day)

Lectures & Talks

Help! How Do I Quilt It!

Sometimes deciding what to quilt can be harder than actually quilting it! In this lecture, Angela Walters help you decide what machine quilting designs to use by having you ask the expert of your opinion, you! This lecture starts with a slideshow presentation full of quilted eye candy and practical tips for choosing designs. Then, it’s your turn! Attendees can bring quilt tops to get ideas and suggestions for ways to quilt it. It’s part show and tell, part practical advice and completely fun!

Lectures & Talks, Saturday (1 hr)

Dot to Dot: Simple Shapes Make Complex Designs

Quilting intricate designs can be as easy as connecting the dots! Learn how to use points on the quilt as a guide for quilting with minimal marking and lots of fun. You will learn how to recognize the dots on your quilt, different designs and how you can adapt them for your quilts.

Lectures & Talks, Sunday (1 hr)

Tickets to The Festival of Quilts will be on sale from the 17th May 2021 (10th May for members of The Quilters’ Guild).

The Academy Workshop programme will go on sale soon.

For the best chance of securing the workshops you want, make sure you register for tickets, to receive early booking access on 17th May (with no obligation to purchase). This will also give you a better chance of securing your preferred date and entry time.

 If you’re a member of the Quilters’ Guild, you will be able to book from Monday 10th May, but we still ask you to register to help us understand the level of demand.

Register your interest

Plans are underway for The Festival of Quilts at the NEC Birmingham from 29 July – 1 August 2021.

Please help us understand your desire to attend this year’s event. By registering your interest you’ll get priority access to tickets before they go on general release.