Festival of Quilts 2021

It’s finally here! The return of Europe’s largest quilt show The Festival of Quilts 2021. I was there, press pass in hand, filming all the events and interviewing as many artists as I could fit into the four days. A brilliant show – as you can see from the amazing textile art shared in the video below.

Can you believe it’s two years since the last show!

quilts hanging on quilt stands at the Festival of Quilts 2021
Festival of Quilts 2021
Testile art image of a gorilla on a yellow background
Artwork by Susan de Vanny
machine embroidered 3D telephone
Artwork by Sue Trevor
patchwork quilt with words with hashtags stayathome, staysafe, keyworkers,
Artwork by Janet Bottomley

What a wonderful show and just what I needed to start filming again. Family commitments over the past year made it difficult to plan ‘Meet the Artist’ interviews, so you’ll be pleased to know that things have settled down and I’m back filming again.
Watch this space for some amazing ‘Meet the Artist’ interviews in the coming months. ‘Subscribe + 🔔’ in YouTube and be the first to see them.

The event was spacious and airy with sanitiser stations everywhere. We were all checked before entry. Each exhibitor and visitor needed proof of a double vaccination or a negative test before they were allowed into the building.

Thank you to all the artists, exhibitors and staff of the NEC and Upper Street Events for making this long awaited show such a safe and amazing success.

Note: The artwork on the Festival of Quilts poster is by artist Sarah Hibbert.