A Day at the Textile Museum

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Well I managed to finish my 12″ Dutch Rose quilt block in time for the day at the Textile Museum in St. Gallen. I am really happy with it and how it turned out. All that fussy cutting was worth it. .

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The quilt making demonstration, with the block went smoothly and was a lot of fun, stitching away with my Halden Quilters quilt club ladies, each working on our own block to show visitors to the Textile Museum. Of course I didn’t actually finish the block I was making there but the visitors enjoyed meeting with us and asking lots of questions, which kept us busy.

 

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As the museum had an open day we were able to visit the 6th European Quilt Triennial. This runs until June 26, 2016 and exhibits the results of the  competition organized by the Max Berk Textile Collection in Heidelberg, Germany.

The exhibit presents 45 of the  168 quilts submited, and represents 10 European countries, many being from Germany, England and France.

Unfortunately I did not have my Nikon with me so the photos are very low quality with the light I was given.

 

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“Catwalk” by Gabriele Schneider, Germany

 

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“Yesterday’s News” by Jette Clover, Belgium

 

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“Moonlight on the Sea” by Gabriella Paquin, France

 

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“Generations” by Susann Imhoff, Germany

 

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“Pink Theme” by Yael David-Cohen, England, UK

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“Tell me your stories” by Gabi Mett, Germany

 

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“Some Flowers” by Elsbeth Nusser-Lampe, Germany

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“High Summer” by Janet Twinn, England, UK

Although the quilts were not the traditional quilts I love, the different uses of media was very inspiring.

If you would like to visit the exhibit at the Textile Museum in St. Gallen, you can go to their website here for further details.

I wish you all a great creative weekend, let me know what you are up to.

Jodie