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Simple Shapes Stunning Quilts Book Launch at the Festival of Quilts

01/08/2019 12:00 am – 04/08/2019 12:00 am | NEC, Birmingham B40 1NT

Join Stuart Hillard at this year’s Festival of Quilts to celebrate the publication of Simple Shapes Stunning Quilts, his inspiring guide to quilt construction.

Simple Shapes Stunning Quilts is the follow-up title to the bestselling Use Scraps, Sew Blocks and seeks to inspire both absolute beginners and pros looking for new ideas by teaching useful techniques in how to use a triangle, square, circle or hexagon to create spectacular patchwork quilts. Drawing on decades of teaching experience, Stuart shares his tried-and-tested tips and tricks for successful pattern design and quilt construction, and explains the key techniques involved with easy-to-follow instructions.

Stuart Hillard has built a fantastic reputation as one of the UK’s leading quilt designers, teachers and home décor experts with over twenty five years experience and more than 100 published patterns to his name. Stuart is a monthly columnist with Sew magazine and British Patchwork and Quilting among others. Known as the maverick star of the first series of BBC2’s The Great British Sewing Bee, alongside Tilly Walnes and Lauren Guthrie, his approach is fun, fresh, inclusive and achievable. He also makes often television appearances, including being a guest judge on Channel 4’s primetime Kirstie’s Handmade Christmas, and a regular presenter on craft television in the UK and USA. He has represented global companies including Accuquilt, Bernina, HandiQuilter and Gütermann at trade and consumer craft shows globally.

When: You can catch Stuart during one of the below book signings.

Thursday 10.30am to 12.30pm at the Cotton Patch, Stand M10 / 1pm to 2pm at the Bramble Patch, Stand M33
Friday 1pm to 2.30pm at the Cotton Patch, Stand M10 / 11am to 12pm at the Bramble Patch, Stand M33
Saturday 1pm to 2.30pm at the Cotton Patch, Stand M10/ 11am to 12pm at the Bramble Patch, Stand M33
Sunday 10.30am to 12.30pm the Cotton Patch, Stand M10

Where: The Festival of Quilts, NEC, Birmingham B40 1NT

Please note that you will need to purchase a Festival of Quilts day ticket to be able to visit the exhibition. 

For more information and to book your tickets, please visit the Festival of Quilts website.