International Textile Tours & Quilting Events

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 surprise. 



Nantes: Quiltmania's Pour L'Amour du Fil April 2023

From: £679pp
Nantes, France
Plan ahead with confidence This is an unmissable 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.

Paducah Kentucky 2023, A thrilling opportunity to visit the Quilt Capital of USA & Nashville, Tennessee home of Country Music

From £4,920pp
Kentucky & Tennessee

Quilt Festival Noord Groningen 2023

From £980.00
Groningen, Netherlands
An Escorted Tour to the wonderful Quilt Festival Noord Groningen See world-class traditional, art and experimental quilts displayed in fascinating locations including medieval churches, ancient village halls and beautiful windmills, discover the vibrant city of Groningen and the UNESCO world heritage site of Waddenzee. June, The Netherlands

European Patchwork Meeting, Alsace September 2023

Alsace, France
The European Patchwork Meeting (Carrefour Européen du Patchwork) features beautiful quilting and textile displays at various locations in and around the picturesque valley town of Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines in Alsace.

Houston & the International Quilt Festival 2023

Houston, USA

This is an inspiring and hugely popular tour to Houston, Texas  to experience one the world's largest annual quilt shows.

With its mix of international appeal and Southern charm, Houston is a vibrant, multi-cultural city boasting 20 museums and cultural institutions and a world class culinary scene, not to mention the largest annual quilt show in America.