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The 14th year of the international exhibition Prague Patchwork Meeting will be held in
Prague from April 3rd till 5th, 2020. The event will be traditionally hosted in the
****Wellness Hotel Step and its Sportcentre in Prague 9. More than 400 authors will be presented newly across 5 halls, on an area exceeding 6,000 sqm; many artists will be having a standalone gallery. More than 900 quilts will be on display including collections exhibited in the Central Eastern Europe for the very first time, few collections having their worldwide premiere. Third of the area will be dedicated to retailers. Visitors of Prague Patchwork Meeting will have the chance to attend numerous workshops with leading European lecturers, focusing not only on sewing, but also fabric printing and creative surface elaborations.
The international event Prague Patchwork Meeting is the biggest display of combined textile techniques not only in the Czech Republic, but in the CEE region. The collection comprises nearly 1,000 pieces (primarily quilts) from all over the world incl. a great selection of Czech quilts. The retailers will be offering a wide selection of fabrics, helpful tools, textile accessories, sewing machines, lighting, beads, fabric dyes and newly also an assortment of yarns
Prague will host leading authors of art and traditional quilts: “Season After Season”will present SAQA´s international members as well as the selected contest
collection of European Patchwork Meeting featuring Opposites. A unique project showing quilts of two politically Divided Countries, Germany and Korea, curated German Patchwork Guild.
From Asia come also contemporary Japanese quilts. Middle East is represented by Hana Ron from Israel.
Advanced Girls is the title of German snipSISters collection. Well known British quilter, teacher and judge Brenda Wroe presents her latest works in a solo gallery as well as German art quilter Isabelle Wiessler. Shibori technique offers Elisabeth Nacenta de la Croix from Switzerland. From the same country group arT-Tex shows its quilts. Northern quilting scene is represented by ARTiNOR group.
Czech quilters will also launch their latest works: Miroslava Kalinová and Irena Zemanová with Jana Štěrbová try to answer the question whether a framed quilt is automatically an art piece. Gallery In Frame = Art? Will contribute to the current European discussion. International participants show quilts made to tribute to Prague Jesu Child.
The tradition of “Star of Czech Patchwork” continues with Milena Kankrlíková. PatchKids by Bernina present young authors from Slovakia. The “365” quilt collection with a large classical pattern diversity will inspire those, who prefer traditional patchwork techniques.
The Czech group Art Quilt Harbour follows eco themes with Sustainable, PPM will again provide space for high schools for textile design.
Numerous prizes will be awarded to winners of the 2019 challenges WATER and classical KALEIDOSCOPE, judged by an international jury. A choice of International as well as Czech quilts will be shown.