Plans are underway for The Festival of Quilts at the NEC Birmingham from 18th – 21st August 2022.

In true FOQ fashion, expect four days of quilting and textile celebrations, from shopping opportunities with specialist craft suppliers and outstanding textile galleries and quilt competition displays, to workshops and lectures with your favourite tutors and creative heroes.

Textile Galleries

Be inspired by professionally curated galleries showcasing the work of some of the quilting world's most talented textile artists.


From fabric, fat-quarters and threads to haberdashery, kits and machines - Shop from your specialist quilting and textile suppliers.

The quilt competition

Admire over 700 unique quilts from across the world that have been entered into the FOQ quilt competition.

Workshops & Talks

Learn a new technique or hone your existing skills with a choice of over 350 workshops and talks suitable for all interests and abilities.

The Fine Art Textiles Award

An international juried exhibition open to all amateur and practising artists using textiles as their medium.

Special Features

Expect an eclectic mix of Features including The Kaffe Fassett Inspiration Gallery, Liberty Fabrics, The Creative Textiles Studio, and more!