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



Quilt India Foundation

Revive . Engage . Showcase



Director- Shows

Tina discovered her passion for quilting 12 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.

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Director- Strategic Alliances & Partnerships

Aiswarya is a Pediatrician by profession. She runs a Shelter for Homeless Women with Disabilities in Chennai with a focus on their access to employment. The quilt bug bit her in 2013,  and the rest is history. Not only does she churn out quilts religiously, she also encourages all her friends to take up quilting. At the IIQG 2021, her art quilt "#Mangled" earned her the Judges Choice Award. She has currently started the “Threaducation” venture at the Shelter where  women are initiated into quilting/sewing projects as a livelihood option. When she is not working on social causes or quilting, she is a music and podcast producer.

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Director- Operations

A passion for the colourful textile traditions of India has been the force driving Deepa to take people across India as an experiential tour operator for over two decades.  She enjoys exploring the story behind the variety of textile crafts and the lifestyle of the artisans. A serious fabric hoarder, she enjoys quilting and sewing while yarns and threads find expression in her crochet.  Deepa is most happy when she is working with rural artisans organising textile workshops for visitors.




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

India International Quilt Festival (IIQF) is the only Quilt show organised in India. Quilt India Foundation has organised 2 editions of this festival so far. IIQF consists of Quilt show competition,  learning sessions, Artisan Showcase, Shopping Hub and more.

Coming up, the 3rd Edition of 





20 - 23 January, 2023

India international Quilt Festival 2021 Highlights

India Quilt Festival 2019 Highlights

Previous Events

The Many Faces

A Travelling Trunk Show of Art Quilts

8 Apr - 11 Apr, 2022    Sri Sankara Hall, Chennai

6 May, 2022                  Bharat Skyvista, Mumbai

7 May, 2022                  Baani Quilts, Pune

21 May, 2022               Tsala Studio, Bangalore


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


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


25 - 27 Jan, 2019            India Quilt Festival, Chennai



India International Quilt Festival

20 - 23 January, 2023


The 3rd edition of India International Quilt Festival will happen in Chennai between 20-23 January, 2023. Categories for the competition segment have been announced.

We look forward to meeting you all during IIQF 2023 in 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.

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