Talks & Lectures

The Festival offers a range of Talks & Lectures at the show which are hosted in the Festival Theatre in Hall 9

Lasting between 45 minutes and one hour, our Talks & Lectures are the perfect opportunity to get advice, tips and inspiration from the experts (whilst taking a breather from all the fun of the Festival!).

Take a look at our Talks & Lectures programme and start planning your day…


Talks & Lectures: Highlights from 2021

Kaffe Fassett lecture: Creative inspirations

Saturday 31st July 2021 – Lecture Theatre, Hall 9

This Kaffe Fassett lecture is designed to inspire and motivate. Kaffe’s presentation highlights work from his latest projects and collaborations, including his patchwork, fabric, needlepoint, mosaics, painting and knitting designs. Kaffe’s inspiration comes from his travels throughout the world. His lecture is designed not so much to instruct but to empower and inspire the audience to create and develop their ‘mind’s eye’. You will leave invigorated, entranced by Kaffe’s sense and use of colour, ready to try it.


Angela Walters Trunk Show: 'Help! How Do I Quilt It!'

Saturday 31st July 2021 – Lecture Theatre, Hall 9

Sometimes deciding what to quilt can be harder than actually quilting it! In this lecture, Angela Walters help you decide what machine quilting designs to use by having you ask the expert of your opinion, you! This lecture starts with a slideshow presentation full of quilted eye candy and practical tips for choosing designs. Then, it’s your turn! Attendees can bring quilt tops to get ideas and suggestions for ways to quilt it. It’s part show and tell, part practical advice and completely fun!

Angela Walters

Atia Azmi: Finding a Creative Community on Social Media

Saturday 31st July 2021 – Lecture Theatre, Hall 9

We all know that social media can be a real boon but also can be troublesome! Join Atia for an informative discussion on the benefits and pitfalls of using social media strategies to improve your success and growth on Instagram. She will share her own experiences as a maker, how it can help you to be a more creative maker and how we can all be more inclusive as a community online.

Atia azmi
Angela Walters - dot to dot quilt
Big Diamond, Kaffe F, free spirit fabrics

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