The winners of The Festival of Quilts 2017 competition are…

THE WINNERS OF THE FESTIVAL OF QUILTS 2017 COMPETITION ARE… It’s been a busy first day at The Festival of Quilts and our highlight by far was announcing this year’s Festival of Quilt competition winners. There were 17 competition categories

The Quilt of Memories

THE QUILT OF MEMORIES The idea of the quilt of memories was formed when Sylvia Priest’s husband was tragically diagnosed with Leukemia. Wanting to make sense of what was happening Sylvia chose to create a quilt to honour all the

Free Pattern – Crazy Curve Wall Hanging

FREE PATTERN – CRAZY CURVE WALL HANGING Add some colour and pizzazz to your home with this week’s free pattern from Groves. This gorgeous wall hanging is made from fat quarters and suitable for quilters of all abilities. Download your

Free Pattern – Quick Amish Style Quilt

FREE PATTERN – QUICK AMISH STYLE QUILT In this week’s free quilt pattern from Groves, learn how to make an Amish style quilt, uses traditional triangle blocks. This quick quilting project is perfect for those short on time. This pattern is

The Women’s Quilt

THE WOMEN’S QUILT 598 women were killed by a result of domestic violence between 2009 and 2015. That is approximately two women a week. The Women’s Quilt is made up of 598 patches, one patch for each woman who tragically

Free Pattern – Dresden Plate Blocks

FREE PATTERN – DRESDEN PLATE BLOCKS In this week’s free quilt pattern from Groves, master the art of dresden plate blocks with this project to create a dresden quilt. This pattern has been designed and made by quilting pro Janet Goddard and

Festival of Quilts COVID-19 Update

At present we very much hope that Festival of Quilts will go ahead as planned, however we are closely monitoring the situation and continue to follow and adhere to UK Government and Public Health England advice.

Tickets for The Festival of Quilts 2020 (including tickets for workshops and social events) will now be going on sale in April with the usual priority booking for members of the Quilters Guild.

We will ensure to keep you updated on this evolving situation (including the new date tickets will be on sale); please sign up to our newsletter to receive all important notifications on our ticket launch and show programme.


Please be assured that during this period of uncertainty, we will continue to offer full refunds to visitors should the event not go ahead.

Thank you for bearing with us during this incredibly difficult time.

Useful information

UK Government Response to COVID-19

NHS Advice

World Health Organisation