Press Trade

Welcome to the Press Area for The Festival of Quilts at the NEC, Birmingham. Every year we are fortunate enough to be joined by a great bunch of talented journalists and bloggers.

Join us at the show

Advance press registration is now open for The Festival of Quilts 2019. If you would like to join us please register for a press pass via the form below.

Press Releases

Please find the most up-to-date press releases for this year’s Festival of Quilts below. If you have a questions relating to your press pass or about an article you would like to write please contact Julie Parmenter. If you wanted Festival of Quilts images please download any from our image gallery alternatively email Lois Wright with your image request.

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