Game of Quilts is about completing a quilt from the first fabric cut to the last stitch on the label during the 7 hours that the Festival of Quilts is open each day. Bernina sewing machines, cutting and ironing equipment plus wadding and thread will be supplied for each team on the stand.

Each day three teams will try to meet this challenge. A maximum of 6 will be allowed in each team but only 4 at a time on the stand. This means that with a rota you will be able to see some of the show.

The quilts must measure between 48” and 60” in any direction (1.20m and 1.50m). The quilts will be donated to children in Birmingham Children’s Hospital so they must be designed for children and be suitable for a lot of loving!

The teams will have complete freedom over their designs but they will have been given a set block to include in the construction of the quilt top. This will be their starting point for a special quilt which will allow all the skills and talents of the members of the teams to shine.

Any style, technique and material is permitted as long as it is practical.

The fabrics for the quilts to be supplied by the teams and the choice of colours is entirely theirs. Ask your local quilt shop if they would like to sponsor you with a discount on your fabric or raid your stash or even your friends’ stashes!

The teams will be working in full view of visitors so that they can watch their progress and engage in conversation.

This is not a competition and there is no knock-out of teams. All are winners in that they will have achieved something very special in aid of a very special charity.

Each team member will receive a free pass to the Festival of Quilts for the day on which they are taking part in this event.

This event is supported by Twisted Thread/Upper Street Events.

We had such a lot of fun last year – don’t be left out.

Get a team together and sign up today!

If you would like more information or would like to take part please download an Application Form from

NB Applications must be received by 1st July, 2015.