Upper Street Events Ltd

The Festival of Quilts

10 - 13 Aug 2017
Retail & Fashion

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If you’re passionate about patchwork and quilting, mark your calendar now for a visit to the NEC, Birmingham from 10th – 13th August.

  • If fabric sends you into a frenzy come and shop from over 300 companies selling essential patchwork and quilting supplies
  • We display over 700 competition quilts entered by quilters from every corner of the globe
  • Be inspired by the curated galleries from leading quilt artists and groups
  • Choose from a range of workshops and masterclasses or hear from the experts in one of the talks

    We look forward to welcoming you to Europe’s leading patchwork and quilting event!
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Parking at The NEC

We have over 16,500 parking spaces at the NEC, which means less time searching for a spot and more time enjoying the show.


Best Western Plus Manor NEC Birmingham is a luxury hotel where excellence comes as standard. Set in the heart of the English countryside, yet just minutes away from the NEC.

Park Regis

With 253 deluxe bedrooms, two mouth-watering restaurants and the largest presidential suite in Birmingham, Park Regis has brought a new element of luxury to the UK’s second city. 20% off bedroom accommodate. Use code NECX

Food & Drink The NEC

When it comes to wining and dining, we naturally wanted to ensure a range of lip-smacking options was always on the menu.

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Visiting The NEC

Popping in for a visit? Need to book a hotel? Head to our Visiting Us page for parking details, handy directions and to scope out all the bargains at Resorts World.

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Avis Car & Van Rental

Avis is the official car and van rental partner to The NEC offering all event goers up to 15% off car hire and 10% off van hire anywhere in the UK.

Virgin Trains

Travel to your NEC event with Virgin Trains and we’ll give you 25% off Advance ticket fares. No traffic jams, no toilet stops, just sit back and relax.

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Looking for concerts, shows or sporting events? Situated at the NEC site, the Genting Arena is home to world class music and live shows.


Resorts World Birmingham A whole range of bars, restaurants shops and more all within walking distance of the NEC Halls.