QUILT INDIA FOUNDATION was born out of a strong passion for Quilting and a desire to revive Quilting and other textile art heritage of India.


The Foundation aims to promote Quilting related events in India. The mission includes:

  • Revival of Quilting in India

  • Promoting Quilting as an art form and a commercially viable pursuit

  • Providing a common platform for Quilters in India

  • Bringing Indian Quilting to the International Scene

  • Bringing suppliers of  Quilting and Sewing  related items closer to the buyers

Founding partners


Quilt India Foundation

Revive . Engage . Showcase



Director- Shows

Tina discovered her passion for quilting 8 years ago, she now helps others do the same .  She is the founder of Desi Quilters – an e - platform for quilters in India. She sees herself  as an Enabler and is instrumental in bringing about a revolution of sorts in the current quilting scenario in India. She opened the country’s first quilt store & studio “The Square Inch”, thereby opening up avenues for many other quilting enthusiasts by making available supplies, classes and connections.



Director- Marketing

Deepa is a Marketing and Business specialist and an NIT, IIM grad. She started her Quilting journey under Tina’s tutelage. She finds Quilting therapeutic and is greatly fascinated by the intricacies of designing a quilt and the play of colors. As a co-founder of Quilt India foundation, Deepa manages Marketing including Digital marketing for IIQF and other QIF events. She also consults for start-ups in Digital Media, eCommerce, Content and Monetisation.



Director- Strategic Partnerships & Alliances

With a flair for languages, abiding interest in Indian tradition and culture Varsha’s  interests range from the esoteric to the eco- friendly. When she is not quilting or translating/ editing content across languages she works with children with special needs, uses discarded fabric for artistic expression. Wearing many hats, she consults for and acts in plays, supports NGOs in advisory capacity and teaches communication skills.   Varsha’s focus is on building sustainable relationships across specialties and disciplines.  



India International Quilt Festival

The 2nd edition of the India International Quilt Festival was held online from 23 - 25 January, 2021.

The festival consisted of Quilt show competition,  Workshops, Lectures and Trunkshow, Artisan Showcase and Shopping Hub.

India Quilt Festival 2021 Hightlights

The next edition of India International Quilt Festival will be at



20 - 23 January, 2023

Previous Events

QIF organizes series of events across India celebrating Quilting. India International Quilt Festival is our flagship event.

23 - 25 Jan, 2021           India International Quilt Festival-                                            Online

25 - 27 Jan, 2019            India Quilt Festival, Chennai

Threads that Bind

Travelling Quilt Exhibition of winning quilts and other collections.

20 Dec - 28 Dec 2019    Collective Space, Coimbatore

6 Dec - 11 Dec 2019       Kolkata Centre for Creativity,                                                   Kolkata

11 Oct  - 15 Oct 2019     AIFACS, Delhi

2 Oct   -  6 Oct 2019       Jawahar Kala Kendra, Jaipur

8 Jun - 16 Jun 2019       DakshinaChitra, Muttukadu,                                                     ECR, Tamilnadu



India International Quilt Festival

20 - 23 January, 2023


It was a difficult decision for us to move India International Quilt Festival  2021 online and we would like to express our gratitude for all the support we have received from participants, visitors, exhibitors and partners of IIQF 2021 online event..

We look forward to meeting you all during the next festival at Chennai. 


Our objective is to Promote Quilting as an art form and a commercially viable craft. We work towards promoting traditional quilting as well as bringing in contemporary knowledge, techniques and technologies to make Quilting a sustainable occupation.


We work closely with

Sponsors - who help us organize the events. We appreciate all the support and look forward to having support from organisations and brands to enable our objective of Quilting as a commercially viable and sustainable craft. You can also partner with us as part of your CSR activity to support artisans.

Artisans - whose works will be on display during our events. If you are an artisan or an NGO working for artisans, do write to us if you would like to be part of our directory.

Experts - whose workshops and lectures will be available for participants to learn and hone their skills in Quilting. Do reach us if you are a Quilter or Quilting instructor and would like to collaborate with us.

Do check out India International Quilt Festival 2021

If you would like to be associated with us in any of our upcoming events, kindly write to contact@indiaquiltfestival.com



Quilt India Foundation

F1, A12, MGS Villa, 2nd Avenue, Thiruvalluvar Nagar, Thiruvanmiyur Chennai – 600041

Phone: +91 44 4318 9595

Email : contact@indiaquiltfestival.com