India Quilt Festival 2023
India Quilt Festival 2023
Join us for the only quilt show in India, January 2023
Organised by Quilt India Foundation, this event showcases quilts by international and local designers and will be held in the historic city of Chennai, on the Bay of Bengal in eastern India.
The Festival promises to be a vibrant and exciting event for quilt enthusiasts, with workshops and talks by experts and leading designers from the international quilting community, as well as plenty of vendor stalls selling gorgeous materials and threads for you to bring home and use in your own designs.
What we love
India! It is a vibrant and fascinating country with fabulous textile craft and traditions
Expert quilters from across the globe sharing their work in various exhibits
Getting to know Indian quilters and taking part in a workshop with a skilled quilter
Seeing beautiful antique Indian quilts
The opportunity to extend your stay with two tour options designed to immerse you further into this extraordinary travel destination
Experiences you will treasure
Visiting the only quilt festival in India and seeing the revival of quilting as both a hobby and craft.
Having the opportunity to shop and bring back incredible fabrics and trimmings for your own designs
Meeting members of the India Quilt Foundation and learning about the amazing work the Foundation is doing to champion quilting right across India
Listening to talk from textile artist Chitra Mandanna, winner of the first edition of the India Quilt Festival. Chitra specialises in Confetti quilting and collage portrait quilts
Learning about traditional Indian textile craft - with curated visits to textile makers
Visiting Kanchipuram, famous for its silk saris
Visiting the tie and dye textile producing village of Kaithari Nagar, near Madura
Exploring Pondicherry, the charming French-Indian city with tree-lined streets, mustard-coloured colonial villas, a seaside promenade and chic boutiques
Enjoying Indian hospitality in luxurious hotels
Exploring beyond Chennai - India's rich textile culture
India is an exceptional country to explore, so our tour combines time in Chennai with onward travel to fascinating destinations such Kanchipuram, famous for its silk saris, the French-Indian city of Pondicherry and the tie and dye textile producing village of Kaithari Nagar, near Madurai.
And for those with more time, we are also offering two tour extensions; one to the tranquil and magical backwaters of Kerala on the Malabar coast, and the other to the compelling state of Karnataka with its glittering palaces, national parks and ancient ruins.
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