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Meet Stuart Hillard at the Festival of Quilts

10/08/2017 10:00 am – 13/08/2017 5:00 pm | NEC, Birmingham

Stuart Hillard, the quilting star of ‘The Great British Sewing Bee’, will be at the Festival of Quilts at the NEC in Birmingham to launch his new book Use Scraps, Sew Blocks, Make 100 Quilts (Pavilion). Visitors will have a chance to see talks from Stuart and to meet him in person and buy a signed copy of his new book throughout the fair. The Festival of Quilts runs from Thursday 10th August – Sunday 13th August. Click here for more info and to book tickets.

Talk: Away from the Hive: The Great British Sewing Bee and Me!
Join bestselling author, quilter, and TV personality Stuart Hillard, on a riotous, hilarious and frank journey through his life. Expect lots of laughs, gossip from the show and the inside track on the life of a sewing bee. The session will be followed by a book signing.

When: Friday 11th August, 1.45pm –2.30pm
Where: Festival of Quilts, The NEC
Price: £8
Book tickets


Book signings
Stuart will be signing copies of his new book Make 100 Quilts throughout the fair at the following times:

Thursday 10th, Saturday 12th & Sunday 13th August
11am–12 noon The Cotton Patch, Stand C21
2pm–3pm Popular Patchwork, Stand E32

Friday 11th August
11am–12 noon The Cotton Patch, Stand C21


The Festival Dinner
The Festival of Quilt’s Festival Dinner takes place on the evening of Thursday 10th August – the opening day of the show. The event will be celebrated with a pre-dinner drink, a three course fine dining menu and live music from a Jazz/Swing band. Stuart will be the guest speaker for the evening.

When: Thursday 10th August, 7.30pm
Where: The Hilton Birmingham Metropole
Price: £52
Dress code: Formal
Book tickets