Festival of Quilts

Each year we present over 1000 quilts as part of the competition displays at The Festival Of Quilts. The quality and range of the work inspires visitors with quilters from all over the world submitting entries.

A gallery and list of winners is available on the Festival of Quilts website and Facebook page.

2018 Best in Show was My Favourite Things by Katy Whitby Last.

The Quilters Guild sponsors the Visitors' Choice Award. The 2018 winner was Starburst by Elizabeth Wife.

2017 Best In Show and Winner of Miniature Quilts was Measure for Measure by Philippa Naylor and the Visitors' Choice was Free to Roam by Donna Gaynor.

2019 Festival of Quilts will be at NEC 1 - 4 August. Guild members can obtain a discount on tickets and priority booking for workshops in April.  If you join before 4 April 2019 you will be able to access the members area for the discount code.

The theme for The 2019 Quilters’ Guild Challenge, sponsored by Bernina, is ‘Four decades – One Moment’. This category is open to all members of The Quilters’ Guild of the British Isles and all European Guilds which are part of the European Quilt Association. The theme can be interpreted literally, metaphorically, poetically - as widely as the maker wishes.Entry forms will be available from the Festival of Quilts website now.