Beyond The Festival of Quilts

It was a delight to welcome you to our online celebration of quilting.  At a time when were unable to meet in person for our annual event, we wanted to bring just some of what makes The Festival of Quilts so special directly to you.

We hosted a variety of entertainment including workshops, lectures, dynamic galleries, projects, tips and techniques, all brought to you by the artists, tutors and quilting experts who play such an important part in making The Festival of Quilts the incredible event that it is. 

Be sure to visit the Shopping Hub to stock up on essential supplies and support the wonderful companies who have missed seeing you at our live event.

We are also delighted to share the work of all of the entrants to the Virtual Quilt Competition. We had over 655 entries and the competition was fierce. As always, a truly incredible array of quilts entered. You can take a look at all of the entries including our winners and shortlisters here .

In summer, we saw a series of Masterclasses hosted by some of the UK’s leading quilt experts. If you missed out don’t worry, we are now offering these classes on-demand meaning you can watch them as many times as you like!

Following its launch, Beyond The Festival of Quilts is available to support your quilting passion all year round.  We are updating and adding to our workshops, lectures, galleries and projects on a regular basis. We’ve got plenty of new masterclasses throughout tto come – watch this space!

We hope you enjoy, and we look forward to seeing you again in person very soon!

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.