The Festival of Quilts Visual Arts


The Festival of Quilts is the BIGGEST quilting show in Europe with over 22,000 quilting fanatics expected to attend this year. Launched in 2

Launched in 2003 in partnership with The Quilters’ Guild it has been a hub for people from all over the world to come together and share their passion for quilting, ever since.

With the help of some of the world’s best textile crafters and tutors, for this year’s event we have put together a jam-packed programme of over 370 different workshops, masterclasses, demos, talks and lectures. From free-motion quilting and Japanese folded patchwork, to kantha, fabric origami, smocking and Indian Block Printing, hone your skills and pick up new ones in a fun and friendly environment.

With an unparalleled selection of quilt and craft supplies from our exhibitors, treat yourself to quality patchwork and quilting supplies, fabric, thread, yarn, kits, haberdashery, sewing machines and more. 2024's exhibitors include the likes of Baby Loco, Bernina, Finstall Fabrics and Jiggery Pokery Embroidery, to name a few!a

Take a break from shopping and workshopping to explore some of the fascinating exhibitions on display, including Liberty Fabrics' feature on the history of the institution and a chance to meet Liberty's designers in 2024. Be the first to see brand-new collections, including their Christmas collection for 2025!

The Festival is home to Europe's largest open quilt competition, which anyone is free to enter, with various categories of quilt - including Miniatures,Contemporar, Pictorial, Traditional, Two Person, and more - judged to the highest standard by the Festival's experts. See the quilts on display, and watch the winners unveiled on-site!

Hotels near National Exhibition Centre

Staying overnight in Birmingham?

Wondering where to stay that's close to National Exhibition Centre? We've teamed up with to provide the best room rates for hotels, guesthouses and B&Bs near the The Festival Of Quilts event in Birmingham.

Genting Hotel at Resorts


Genting Hotel is located next to Birmingham Airport, the NEC Birmingham and Birmingham International Station. This hotel features a casino, lounge, spa and restaurant..

Postcode: B40 1PU
Distance from National Exhibition Centre:
0.3 miles

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ibis Styles Birmingham Airport


This modern ibis Styles hotel is within 10 minutes walk of the NEC and about 0.5 miles from both Birmingham International Rail Station and Airport. Rooms now have free high speed internet access and there is a relaxed restaurant and bar.

Postcode: B40 1PJ
Distance from National Exhibition Centre:
0.4 miles

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Premier Inn Birmingham NEC/Airport


This Premier Inn is perfect for Birmingham Airport and the NEC. Access the city centre in 10 minutes from nearby Birmingham International Train Station. Premier Inn Birmingham NEC/Airport has an on-site restaurant/bar and meeting facilities.

Postcode: B40 1QA
Distance from National Exhibition Centre:
0.5 miles

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Arden Hotel And Leisure


Located adjacent to National Exhibition Centre (NEC) and Birmingham Airport, the Arden Hotel & Leisure Club is 3-star hotel featuring an onsite leisure club, just 6 miles from Birmingham City Centre..

Postcode: B92 0EH
Distance from National Exhibition Centre:
0.6 miles

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ibis Birmingham Airport


Situated at Birmingham International Airport, this modern Ibis Hotel is just 300 metres from the airport terminals. The hotel has a 24-hour front desk, air-conditioned rooms and a 24-hour snack bar..

Postcode: B26 3AW
Distance from National Exhibition Centre:
0.6 miles

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ibis budget Birmingham International


ibis budget Birmingham International Airport � NEC is located within walking distance of the airport terminals, the NEC and the LG arena. This modern hotel has a 24-hour reception..

Postcode: B26 3QL
Distance from National Exhibition Centre:
0.6 miles

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Date(s)1 - 4 Aug 2024
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VenueNational Exhibition Centre
AddressThe NEC Group, Birmingham, West Midlands,
B40 1NT

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Event Details

Date1 - 4 Aug 2024
Time(s)9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
VenueNational Exhibition Centre
The NEC Group
West Midlands
B40 1NT
CategoryVisual Arts


8 Apr 2024

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