Welcome to Beyond The Festival of Quilts

We are delighted to welcome you to our online celebration of quilting.  At a time when we’re 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.

Please take some time to look through the workshops, lectures, dynamic galleries, projects and 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.  Please also make sure you visit the Shopping Hub to stock up on essential supplies and support the wonderful companies who have missed seeing you at this year’s 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 shortlist and winners have now been announced. The competition was fierce, as always, with a truly incredible array of quilts entered.  Check out all of the entries here and make sure you place your vote for Visitors’ Choice.

From 30 July – 2 August we saw a series of Masterclasses hosted by some of the UK’s leading quilt experts. If you missed out don’t worry, we will be running these Masterclasses again soon!

Following its launch, Beyond The Festival of Quilts will be available to support your quilting passion all year round.  We will update the workshops, lectures and galleries and projects on a regular basis and launch new masterclasses throughout the year to continue to offer inspiration and advice.

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