Gawthorpe Textiles in Lockdown

Lockdown in 2020 has had a significant impact on everyone. Many have turned to textile making as solace and relaxation or to make PPE and feel useful. Those working in textiles as a profession may have struggled to keep their

Beyond The Festival of Quilts brings quilters together online

Beyond The Festival of Quilts brings quilters together online Organisers of The Festival of Quilts’ are inviting the quilting community to come together on Thursday 30th July – Sunday 2nd August 2020 for Beyond The Festival of Quilts, an online

Mel Giedroyc launches quilting podcast

Ex-Great British Bake Off presenter Mel Giedroyc launches podcast to get the nation quilting Each week you can join Mel Giedroyc and her presenter pal Andy Bush on their quilt-making journey. Follow them as their patchwork quilt grows with new

For The Love Of Scrubs Projects

For The Love of Scrubs – Our NHS Needs You The team at The Festival of Quilts is proud to support the amazing initiative For the Love of Scrubs in their mission to help supply our frontline workers the crucial

The Festival of Quilts Postponed until 2021

The Festival of Quilts Postponed to 2021 Upper Street Events and The Quilters’ Guild are sorry to announce the postponement  of The Festival of Quilts, Europe’s biggest patchwork and quilting event, until 29 July – 1 August 2021, due to

Spotlight on Eszter Bornemisza

SPOTLIGHT ON ESZTER BORNEMISZA With just over a week to go until The Festival of Quilts we caught up with Eszter Bornemisza  to talk about what we could expect to find in her gallery at festival of Quilts this year. Q:

Spotlight on Leslie Levy

SPOTLIGHT ON LESLIE LEVY Leslie Levy is the Executive Director of the International Quilt Study Center & Museum at the University of Nebraska. We caught up with Leslie to talk about the importance of quilting, why the museum has such

Spotlight on Michael James

SPOTLIGHT ON MICHAEL JAMES We are super excited to be joined by US artist and educator Michael James at this year’s Festival of Quilts. Michael will be bringing his quilt gallery ‘Constructed Textiles: New and Recent’ as well as providing

Spotlight on India Flint

SPOTLIGHT ON INDIA FLINT Ahead of this year’s Festival of Quilts we caught up with textile artist India Flint to find out all about her latest exhibition ‘Incomplete journeys’. Q: India, you’re a lady of many talents – an acclaimed

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