Stewarding at Festival of Quilts

A steward in action!

Are you interested in volunteering to Steward for the Festival of Quilts at the NEC, Birmingham, this year? The show runs from Thursday 1 August through Sunday 4 August 2019

Stewards are needed to ensure the quilts on display remain in good condition and assist with any queries visitors may have.

Bearing the official Steward sash, a pair of white gloves, and a copy of the Show Guide and the Competition Catalogue, our Stewards are enabled to help with most visitor queries. Stewards are the only people allowed to touch the quilts (for minor adjustments or to display the reverse of a quilt for visitors). They watch for situations such as pens or food and drink near the quilts, and occasionally help with advice for anyone bearing a large backpack. Friendly conversation with visitors is encouraged, and our Stewards often meet some of the competition quilt-maker(s) and get to hear their stories first-hand!

Stewards complete 2 x 2-hour shifts on the day (or days) they are available. Volunteer Stewards are required to agree to these shifts in order to qualify for free entry to the show on the day(s) they are Stewarding. You can find more information and the application form below.

An introduction to Stewarding

Stewards application form

You can post or email the form to Gavin Ketchen who is organising the rota.  All the details are on the form.

For any further information you can contact Gavin directly on or by phone 01672 811 810 or 07484 880 857.

For more information about why you should volunteer to be a steward see  A Steward's Tale

 Additional information about stewarding and any updates will appear on this page in the run up to FoQ so do check back here when you have volunteered. Please ensure you add our email address to your safe or trusted list, to ensure our emails avoid your junk or spam folder!