Immediate Live
18 - 21 Aug 2022
Retail & Fashion

The Festival of Quilts

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Join us for a four-day celebration of patchwork & quilting at the NEC from the 18th – 21st August.


The show offers workshops, inspiring Textile Galleries, hundreds of competition quilts on display plus a fabulous shopping experience.


Highlights include:

  • Essential patchwork & quilting supplies with 200+ quality exhibitors.
  • The Quilt Competition

The show features hundreds of quilts entered by you, our visitors. There are 17 different categories to choose from and there’s the chance of winning from a prize pool of £33,750! The deadline for entering is 27th June.


  • Textile Galleries from world renown groups and artists including:

* Danny Amazonas

* Sarah Hibbert

* International Quilt Museum & Study Center, Nebraska

* Quilt National ’21


  • Hundreds of Workshops

Choose from hundreds of workshops and learn from the best tutors and artists in the quilting industry.


We look forward to seeing you at this quilting extravaganza!
For more information visit our website.

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Parking at The NEC

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