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Thu, 03 Aug


The NEC Birmingham

Festival of Quilts 2023, Birmingham, UK

Festival of Quilts 2023, Birmingham, UK
Festival of Quilts 2023, Birmingham, UK

Time & Location

03 Aug 2023, 9:30 am GMT+1 – 06 Aug 2023, 5:00 pm GMT+1

The NEC Birmingham, The NEC Birmingham, Pendigo Way, Marston Green, Birmingham B40 1PP, UK

About the Event

Opening hours for the 2023 event are as follows:

Thursday – 9:30am – 5.30pm

Friday – 9:30am – 5.30pm

Saturday – 9:30am – 5.30pm

Sunday – 9:30am – 5:00pm

Details of the 2023 event are still awaited.  Typically the event includes 

  • Textile Galleries
  • Quilt Competition
  • The Fine Art Textile Award
  • Shopping opportunities
  • Workshops & Talks
  • Special events with renowned Textile artists

Entry fee for the event typically ranges between GBP 16- 20. The event mostly consists of

Quilt Show competition

Over 800 quilts are entered annually into the competition which covers a variety of categories including traditional, modern, contemporary, art,novice etc.

There also is a juried competition for textile artists – The Fine Art Textiles Award.

Workshops, Lectures

More and 400 classes are held during the 4 day event. Some in short formats of 1 hour and some in long format of 2- 3 days.


More than 300 stalls will be available for shopping covering a range of products- fabric, fat-quarters and threads to haberdashery, kits and machines.

While we wait for updates, do check out the details from Festival of Quilts 2022

Next edition

1st – 4th August 2024


Social Media

Email Ids (for quilt entry)

About the Festival

The Festival of Quilts was launched in 2003 in partnership with The Quilters’ Guild. The event is now the biggest quilting show in Europe attracting over 26,000 afficionadoes each year. It is the largest open quilt competition in the world.


Immediate Live

Vineyard House, 44 Brook Green,

London, W6 7BT

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