Meet the Maker – Sarah Hibbert

Sarah Hibbert is a modern British quilter. Her exhibition, Linen Works (sponsored by Lucky Spool), is at The Festival of Quilts at the NEC Birmingham from 18th-21st August 2022. Sarah, you’ve been quilting for over 30 years and are an

Haptic and Hue’s Tales of Textiles Returns!

Haptic & Hue’s ‘Tales of Textiles’ podcast is back for its third season! The new series, named ‘The Chatter of Cloth‘, takes eight different fabrics and tells the story of where they came from, what they are, and more importantly – what

Rainbow Quilters – Reflections Quilt Project

RAINBOW QUILTERS – REFLECTIONS QUILT PROJECT Quilting group, Rainbow Quilters have teamed up to raise money for EDAN-Lincs (End Domestic Abuse Now), a Lincolnshire based charity that provides assistance and support to the victims of domestic abuse and their families. In January

Visitor’s Choice Award 2021 winner announced!

We asked you, the Festival of Quilts community, to vote for the FOQ quilt competition entry that you want to receive the Visitors’ Choice Award AND £500 thanks to Gammill. The votes are in and we are delighted to announce

FOQ 2021 Awards Ceremony

Watch the FOQ 2021 Awards Ceremony We had a fantastic show and were thrilled to hear that our exhibitors and visitors all had such a wonderful time.  One of our favourite moments was announcing this year’s Festival of Quilt competition

We’ve been shortlisted for the Best of Craft Awards!

We’re chuffed to bits that we’ve been shortlisted shortlisted for ‘Best Show /Event’ for this year’s Best of Craft Awards! Thank you so much to everyone who nominated us, it’s such an honour! Voting is now open! Please take a

Our Covid Commitment

Our Covid Commitment We look forward to welcoming you to The Festival of Quilts. Alongside our venue, the NEC, we are committed to making your visit as safe as possible. We will operate under the guidance set by Public Health

Meet the Maker – Sabi Westoby

Sabi Westoby is a London-based mixed media artist and quilter. Her exhibition, Uprooted, is at The Festival of Quilts at the NEC Birmingham from 29th July-1st August 2021. Hi Sabi, we’re delighted that you’ll be exhibiting your new collection of wall hangings, Uprooted, at

Thanks for your support

Tuesday 15th June 2021 We want to start by saying a huge thank you… Thank you to everyone who has booked a ticket to this year’s Festival of Quilts, and for your continued faith in this year’s event. We’ve been