For thirteenth consecutive years the Spanish Patchwork Association (AEP) has been organising the International Patchwork Festival in Sitges. This year the event will take place from the 9-12 March 2017. Over these dates, the general public may view a variety of international exhibitions as well as the AEP exhibition of work that has been submitted by associates who are opting for an award. This year's theme is "El Arco Iris" (The Rainbow). There will be a variety of patchwork courses, children's workshops and a large Patchwork Fair with around 100 booths.