This year’s Festival of Quilts takes up not one, but two of the NEC Arena’s massive exhibition halls. The rooms are packed full of fabric, threads, buttons and other crafty kit.
In addition to the veritable feast of haberdashery treats on offer (including the gorgeous supplies from The Eternal Maker, pictured above), there are also workshops and masterclasses running over the four days. It’s great for brushing up on your skills or testing out new bits of kit.
Our favourite things (apart from checking out the many incredible quilts on display, of course) included checking out the beautiful array of buttons from The Button Company (we recommend buying the mixed bag of buttons for a fiver… sooo many lovely ones in there!) and the gorgeous fabric from Amy Butler and her husband David.
Something else you can’t afford to miss is the graduate showcase [top-right image]. The exhibition is packed full of top talent and fantastic pieces.