Festival of Quilts 2019


EXCLUSIVE – Sewing Quarter comes to Festival of Quilts.

This year Sewing Quarter are pleased to announce that we will be attending Festival of Quilts, 1st - 4th August 2019. Festival of Quilts has been running for 17 years and is now the biggest quilting show in Europe. With over 26,000 quilting fanatics attending each year, Festival of Quilts is also home to the largest open quilt competition in the world.

SQ LIVE. Introducing (for the first time ever!) Sewing Quarter LIVE at the NEC. Hosted by our very own John Scott, SQ LIVE will be jam packed with top guest designers, exclusive projects and plenty of audience participation. SQ LIVE will look just like our TV show, with cameras, production and lighting, but with a twist! Exclusive tickets will be available so YOU can be in the audience! Plus, we will broadcasting live to our TV channel for a portion of every session. Our purpose built live event studio will be situated at stand E50 and tickets will be available to purchase for audience members.

Back to the studio Sewing Quarter will be live on air with our Around the World event, celebrating all things international. The studio will be tuning into SQ LIVE at the NEC during every session to find out what we are up to!

Elsewhere at Festival of Quilts, we will be running exclusive workshops with the help of top guest designers such as Jenny Jackson with FPP, Susan Briscoe with Sashiko and other top quilting experts. Find our SQ Shop and Workshops at stand L5.

You can also shop with Sewing Quarter at Festival of Quilts, with new and exclusive items available every day.

Are you coming to Festival of Quilts? Buy your entrance tickets now! Get a special discount off your tickets with our code SQ19!

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New to this year’s Festival of Quilts:

Sewing Quarter Live at Stand E50

SQ Live will be featuring top quilting experts such as Jenny Jackson, Kaffe Fassett and Jane Alcock for live demonstrations and meet and greets.

Hosted by our fabulous presenters John Scott, Vicki Gordon and Natasha McCarty, SQ Live will be broadcasting live on Sewing Quarter for a portion of each session to show the viewers what we are up to.

Check out our timetable for details of when each guest will be on. Tickets are £18 and are available to buy now!

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Workshops with Experts

Join us at stand L5 at Festival of Quilts to find Sewing Quarter’s workshops and retail space.

For all four days we will have a mixture of workshops to suit all skills. From beginner FPP workshops to expert design sessions, Sewing Quarter will bring everything you need to get you trained!

Meet the stars!

Kaffe Fassett will be joining us for book signings and Charlotte Newland plus other guests will be there for meet and greets. Check the timetable for when these drop-in sessions are.

Also, for another first, we will have a shopping area where you can buy new and exclusive items.

Tickets for the workshops are £15 each and are available to buy now!

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Buy Workshop Tickets