The Festival of Quilts 2022 news
After returning to our lives in the flesh last year, The Festival of Quilts is set to be even bigger and better this summer.
This year's The Festival of Quilts is back and you can attend the event in person August at the NEC in Birmingham. That's right! You heard us. We're already busy planning our trip to the Festival when it arrives to take Birmingham by storm from 18th – 21st August 2022.
You’ll find 700 competition quilts on display, inspiring textile galleries, 400 workshops and talks plus unbeatable shopping with hundreds of companies selling patchwork and quilting supplies all under one roof.
The Festival of Quilts: What to expect
Highlights for 2022 include:
Essential patchwork & quilting supplies
with over 200 quality exhibitors selling fabric, thread, kits, haberdashery, sewing machines and more!
Be a part of Europe’s largest open patchwork & quilting competition. There are 17 categories and the prize pool is £34,000! Enter by 27th June 2022.
See 14 Textile galleries from world renowned groups and artists including Danny Amazonas, African / American Quilts from the Robert cargo Collection, Michael A. Cummings and Quilts from the Rod Kiracofe Collection sponsored by Quiltfolk.
Masterclasses and workshops
Choose from over 400 classes ranging from one hour to two days. Visit the website to download the full timetable.
2019 Festival of Quilts Virtual GalleryHead to our Festival of Quilts Virtual Tour to see the winning quilts that scooped the top spots at the 2019 Festival to see the designs that wowed the judges at the show's last event, before the pandemic.
Zoe is the launch Editor of Gathered.how. She has over a decade of craft publishing experience under her belt. She's a quilter and sewist who works with the UK’s best-selling craft magazines including Today’s Quilter, Love Patchwork & Quilting, Simply Sewing and The World of Cross Stitching. Zoe loves being immersed in Gathered’s quilting content, tweaking our tutorials and publishing new patterns. Zoe has previously written for radiotimes.com, Simply Knitting and The World of Cross Stitching and was previously Deputy Editor of Papercraft inspirations magazine. She has guest-lectured at Bath Spa University. She’s a keen quilter with 5 projects in progress at any one time and another 12 or so planned.