Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Festival of Quilts Expo is cancelled.

Welcome to the 2020 Flint Festival of Quilts once again sponsored by the Greater Flint Art Council!

Mark your calendar for October 8-9-10.  This is our 25th Anniversary and we can’t think of any better way to celebrate than to bring back many of the events and challenges we have provided in the past. Start your day at the beautifully renovated Factory One where we will welcome you with all the information you need on the show and local attractions.

Also at this site you we are re-introducing a vendors mall for your shopping pleasure and you can enjoy thejuried  Exhibit of our National Competition Quilts.  So sharpen your skills and tell your quilting friends we are awarding $500 for each of the three competition categories: Pieced, Applique and Art as well as a $1,000 prize for best of show!  Check out the “Artist Entry Application” for more details.

Our Celebrity Quilter, Joe Cunningham is leading a 6 hour workshop from his series “Rock the Block” entitled: 
Block Style ” on Oct 10, 2020 at our competition exhibition site: Factory One  at 303 Water St., Flint, MI 48503.

Joe will also be presenting “ Quilts and Life”; a lecture  (site and time not yet confirmed) where he will talk briefly about his own 40-year journey in quiltmaking – show some of his quilts to illustrate how and why he continues to explore ways to express the full range of human experience in the quilt medium. His talk is entertaining and educational with plenty of time allotted for open discussion. Tickets will be available at Factory One Welcome center and at the door.    

We are hard at work putting together a quality show for your enjoyment and will keep you posted at this site as the details are confirmed for lectures, quilter’s social events, maps, hotels, bus services and other activities in the area.