What’s on Beyond The Festival of Quilts

The team is busy working away to get things ready for the launch of Beyond The Festival of Quilts on 30th July. 

In the meantime, here is what you can look forward to!

Live Masterclasses

A series of live masterclasses, hosted by some of UK’s top quilting experts from 30 July – 2 August – ON SALE NOW


The Festival of Quilts hosts lectures and talks from the world’s leading quilting and textile art experts. To bring you a little taste of what visitor’s experience whilst at the event, we have brought together a selection of online lectures from just some of our most popular contributors. Expect talks from Carolyn Ducey, India Flint, Tammie Bowser and many more.  


‘How to’ workshop videos from our best tutors! Patterns and instructions will be available for download where applicable. Your projects heaven! 


Choose from 19 diverse projects to make at home, all provided by some of our leading Festival of Quilt tutors. We’ve everything from hand quilting and embroidery to embellish your work or slow stitching with vintage fabrics to machine sewn projects. Choose from making a sleeve for rulers, a snug dog coat for your pooch, a tote bag or basket liner. We have projects with different patchwork techniques such as pinwheel cathedral pin cushion, blocks with a twist and colour rings. All the projects have clear step by step instructions with photo illustrations or diagrams.

Tips & Techniques

We have 21 fabulous articles covering a whole host of useful techniques provided by our much-loved Festival of Quilts tutors. These range from making continuous bias binding to applying binding by machine, tips on hand quilting, free motion quilting, and using Twin needles. Learn about which hand sewing needle to use for hand quilting, make simple patchwork blocks, or check out tips on half square triangles. We also have articles on how to choose colour and contrast for beautiful quilts, and how to turn your hobby into a business! There is so much to see and learn.

Dynamic Galleries

The Festival of Quilts most loved galleries hosted at previous shows, including artists’ audio description and stories behind their work!

Shopping Hub

A core shopping hub, packed with your favourite quilting and sewing essentials, and your favourite suppliers – all under one virtual roof!