Quick & Easy Workshops

Tickets to The Festival of Quilts will be on sale from the 17th May 2021 (10th May for members of The Quilters’ Guild).

The Quick & Easy Workshop programme will be available to view from the end of April.

Help us to understand your desire to attend this year’s event by registering your interest.

By registering for tickets, you’ll receive early notification and priority booking (with no obligation to purchase). This will give you a better chance of securing your preferred date, entry time and workshops.

Register your interest to receive priority booking on the morning of Monday 17th May, before general release in the evening. If you’re a member of the Quilters’ Guild, you will be able to book from Monday 10th May, but we still ask you to register to help us understand the level of demand.

Quick & Easy workshops offer exactly what the title suggests – taster sessions in a range of subjects, perfect for visitors coming for just one day or those with limited time.

The programme offers hundreds of workshops on subjects including free-motion quilting, Japanese folded patchwork, kantha, fabric origami, smocking and Indian block printing to name a few.

Popular sessions sell fast – so make sure you plan your day and book early to avoid disappointment.

All students are asked to bring their own basic sewing kit to eliminate the need to share (embroidery scissors, pins, hand needles, dressmaking shears (if appropriate), marking pen, tape measure, black, white and grey general purpose threads).

COVID safety measures in the Quick & Easy Workshops

For your safety the following measures will be taken to allow for social distancing and to minimise the risk of transmission*.

Workshop rooms have been increased to 100 square metres in size (almost double what they were previously)

Numbers are currently capped at 12 in each classroom (previously 16 – 20)

Tables will be laid out ‘classroom style’ with gaps of 1.5m between each table.

Classes have a 30-minute gap in between to allow for cleaning of the tables, chairs and other touch points (including sewing machines).

All participants will be required to bring their own basic sewing kit (pins, needles, scissors) to minimise sharing of equipment.

*Page last updated on 31st March 2021. Safety measures are being continually updated are subject to change. Should Government guidelines change closer to the show, the above measures may be altered in line with them.


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.