TextilArt Berlin ArtQuiltFusion

Just returned from a visit to Berlin where I was helping the European Group I belong to set up and steward our exhibition at the TextilArt show. It is held at a large school for Turkish pupils and the kids produced some amazing food for the cafeteria. Lots of small exhibitions not just quilting which made for a very interesting display. we were probably the largest group exhibition with our 24 quilts, but also represented were St Marie aux Mine and SAQA with sizeable exhibitions. We received lots of visitors who were very positive about our work, and we have offers of further exhibitions in the future, notably St. Marie aux Mine in Alsace. A report has been written about us already on the blog from Gudrun Heinz, this is the link:

There was lots of entertainment including boys on stilts and a fashion show giving us ideas on fashion from IKEA plastic bags! here are some images:ImageImage

ImageGrace and I also managed to see something of Berlin with a day being tourists viewing the significant sites and in the end managed to master the mysteries of the trains and buses in spite of cancellations and reroutes! we also managed a day to Dresden to see the wonderful reconstruction. The floods tried very hard to stop us but we managed to get there in five hours instead of the expected two and a half having zigzagged from train to train, it was worth the effort.


By susanmchapman

stitched textiles, tutor Eastleigh College Visual Arts school, freelance tutor and lecturer

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