QUILTFEST is returning to Llangollen in 2019 for it’s 18th annual event between February 6 and 15.

The Quilters’ Guild, who are running the event, aim to bring together quilters in a spirit of friendship and learning, promoting quilt-making in all its forms across the UK.

As an educational charity they preserve the heritage of quilting and work to ensure a vibrant future for the craft.

The festival, which was created in 2002 is opening in Llangollen this coming week and will be showing of some of the most innovative work being made in the British Isles at this time from group makings to wall hangings in contemporary styles.

The event will take place across three venues, The Royal International Pavilion, which will be open every day from 10am, as well as the Museum & Art Gallery, which will open at 10:30am.

Exhibitions already announced include ‘By Design’ a group of twelve well-known textile artists which has achieved fame for its working method, ‘In Print’ - an exhibition by Members of Contemporary Quilt which is a specialist group of The Quilters’ Guild of the British Isles. Val Shields founded of Quiltfest in 2002