8th European Quilt Triennial

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Textile Museum St. Gallen, CH
07.10.2022 – 10.04.2023

Textile and quilt artworks from fifteen nations: Fifty works were chosen from more than 150 submissions by an international jury, which also included Judith Mundwiler. The artworks provide impressive proof that creativity, artistic inspiration and a critical approach to the times are not confined to painting, sculpture, graphic art and photography alone.

Politically motivated works reflect themes such as “Black Lives Matters” or the situation of women in Afghanistan. Of course, the global pandemic and its complex ramifications both for individuals and for society as a whole occupy a weighty chunk of the artists’ output. Other works emphasize the aesthetic moment and are devoted to creative issues, such as the play with color, form and materials.

The “8th European Quilt Triennale” demonstrates the variety and artistic ambitions of contemporary art quilting. Seven Swiss female artists are represented – Edith Bieri-Hanselmann, Elsbeth Egger, Nesa Gschwend, Heidi König, Beatrice Lanter, Rita Merten and Michèle Samter – who represent the active quilting scene in the country.  The Doris Winter Memorial Prize, which honors innovation in materials, technique and design, went to Switzerland once again this year: it was awarded jointly to Heidi König and Rita Merten.

The “8th European Quilt Triennale” is organized by the Textilsammlung Max Berk Heidelberg and is on show in the Textile Museum St. Gallen as part of an exhibition tour from October 7, 2022 to April 9, 2023 (Easter Mondey). A catalogue with the same title is published with the exhibition, which is available in the shop at the Textile Museum.


Attinger, Geneviève (FR), Baarle, Els van (NL), Bierbaumer-Bohle, Ursula (AT), Bieri-Hanselmann , Edith (CH), Bornemisza, Eszter (HU), Brouwers-Branderhorst, Anco (NL), Dochow, Sara (ES), Doreleijers, Willy (NL), Egger, Elsbeth (CH), Fischer, Gabi (DE), Fleer, Marina (DE), Flensburg, Katriina (SE), Gilbert-Oversteyns, Monique (BE), Goldenberg, Pascale (DE), Grigoleit, Michaela (DE), Gschwend, Nesa (CH), Hafer, Gisela (DE), Hanke, Urte (DE), Heymann, Susann (DE), Jaros, Anneliese (AT), Kals, Edith (AT), Kerstan, Anke (DE), König, Heidi (CH), Koren, Susie (UK), Krnácová, Terézia & Miroslav Brooš (SK), Lange, Barbara (DE), Lanter, Beatrice (CH), Liebing, Dörte-Ina (DE), Márföldi, Dóra (HU), Marohn, Silke (DE), Merrett, Alicia (UK), Merten, Rita (CH), Mett, Gabi (DE), Meyer-Hakelberg, Rose (DE), Nusser-Lampe, Elsbeth (DE), Passmore, Claire (UK), Patrikka, Teija (FIN), Pelea, Dana (ROM), Reinken, Birgit Helena (DE), Sadrak, Paulina (PL), Samter, Michèle (CH), Sebert, Monika (DE), Steiner, Monika (AT), Swiecicki, Jakub (PL), Tietz, Christiane (DE), Tsatsoulaki, Archontoula (GR), Wiessler, lsabelle (DE), Wilde, Renate (DE), Woodhead, Anna (UK), Ziermann, Jana (DE)

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