International Textile Tours

We create fascinating tours to key events in the textile calendar, using our years of specialist expertise to offer you bespoke additions such as curator-led tours of private collections, inspiring hands-on workshops and exclusive studio visits. So, whether you are an independent stitcher, a group of tapestry aficionados or a quilting society, an ECT textile tour is guaranteed to stimulate and surpise. 

Quilt Festival Noord Groningen 2020

From £780pp
Groningen, Netherlands

An Escorted Tour to the wonderful Quilt Festival Noord Groningen 

11 - 14 June 2020  The Netherlands

Marjan and Rob Ruitenberg launched the Quiltfestival Noord Groningen in 2010 out of their shared passion for quilting. Nine years on, it has grown into a biennial celebration of the art of quilting that draws visitors and exhibitors from across the world. The 2020 edition,  the largest yet, will feature traditional, art and experimental quilts by more than 30 outstanding artists from around the world.

Houston & the International Quilt Festival 2019

From £2510 (inc flights)
Houston, USA
Once again, we are delighted to be able offer this exciting programme to Houston, Texas. Based around three full days at the world class International Quilt Festival, this seven night tour is a truly exciting opportunity to explore all that America's fourth largest city has to offer.

Textiles and Artisans of Northern India


The Northern States of Gujarat and Rajasthan are home to remote villages where tribal communities have been living and practising ancient craft traditions such as weaving and block-printing, embroidery and Bandhani for many generations. On this tour, you will visit several communities to see first-hand how artisans produce the intricate and delicate textiles for which they are famous.

Nantes: Quiltmania's Pour L'Amour du Fil 2020

This tour is no longer open for 2019 bookings
Nantes, France
Register now to travel in 2020 An unmissable April tour for needlecraft fans. Enjoy three days at Quiltmania’s renowned showcase of quilting, patchwork, embroidery and knitting, plus an expert talk and a guided tour of the historic city of Nantes.

Dutch Quilting and Spring Highlights Tour

from £785
The Netherlands
This multifaceted tour combines a trip to the Patchwork and Quilt Days show in Rijswijk with visits to Keukenhof, the most beautiful spring garden in the world, the charming city of Delft with its famous porcelain factory and the world famous Dutch Golden Age museum, Mauritshuis.

Patchwork in Prague

Prague textiles

                                             Images L-R Yuza; Jana Sterbova; Wil Fritsma