This is a group that I belong to, which has brought together 11 contemporary quiltmakers from across Europe
If you would like to know more about the group then please look at our website http://www.artquiltfusion.eu
We have recently accepted two new members, Beatrice Bueche from France and Mary Palmer from Ireland, and sadly, Monique Gilbert has left us for other challenges, we will miss her and wish her well.
So now we will go forward with eleven members and are currently working on a new exhibition titled ‘Perception’ which is a challenging and exciting word. We do develop our work independently and then exhibit together. This exhibition will be launched at the festival of Quilts in Birmingham, U.K.in August 2017. We plan to take this exhibition to further venues , so please visit our website http://www.artquiltfusion.eu for other dates and venues… I will add some images of our work for ‘Perception’ when I have some!
Our current exhibition is titled ‘Ambition’, and was shown at the Carrefour du Patchwork at Ste Marie aux Mines, Alsace, in September 2015. It will now tour to Prague in April, Denmark in August, and Maastricht in October 2016. There are more images on the website.
our first exhibition was held at the Patchwork Quilt Days April 5-7th, 2013 in Rijswijk/The Netherlands.
ArtQuiltFusion has 10 European members:
Belgium – Monique Gilbert
Denmark – Karin Østergaard
France – Sophie Furbeyre
Germany – Brigitte Kopp
The Netherlands – Hilde van Schaardenburg; Elly van Steenbeek
Russia – Irina Voronina
Switzerland – Adelheid Gubser
United Kingdom – Susan Chapman; Grace Meijer
Their background is different and therefore their work is very diverse and fascinating.
Come and let yourself be inspired.
TextilArt Berlin 2013
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:
Grace 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.