Wide Horizons III at “Abilmente” - Vicenza (I) 16-19 October 2012
What a Festival!
exhibition place gallery style, with walls painted in pale grey, same colour
for the carpet and many benches to sit on and look quietly at the quilts. A
large panel with Ita Ziv’s quilt “Groundsel and Chrysanthemum” was introducing
the show; a high totem with all the artist’s names and a presentation of SAQA
as well as a list of sponsors was giving all the necessary explanations. Nice
and helpful people and lots and lots of visitors during 4 long days (from
is a small town situated in the Venetian part of Italy, where there is a long
thread tradition in embroidery, lace, knitting or crochet work, which explain
the strong interest of the multi generational public which came to visit the
October edition of “Abilmente”.
the very first time SAQA was presented in Italy in a Fair of this importance
and most of the visitors asked for information on SAQA, took the flyer, looked
at the bulletin, made enthusiastic comments and compliments, and described the
exhibited quilts as real pieces of Art.
Italian SAQA members came to pay a visit to our exhibit as well as the Quilt
Italia vice President Monica Clava who will present SAQA in one of the future
edition of the Italian bulletin, or the editor of Rakam, well known craft
Italian magazine, who took many pictures for the next edition.
thanks go to all the Abilmente’s staff, so helpful and attentive before and
during the Festival, for giving SAQA the opportunity to be seen in Italy and I
wish them all the best for the next Abilmente editions. I also want to thank
Gül Laporte from EPM -our sponsor- who gave Wide Horizons III the possibility
to be exhibited in Vicenza and who was of such a wonderful and friendly
a fantastic experience. See you all again next year.
Nacenta-de la Croix SAQA
co-Rep Europe and Middle Eastecn@bluewin.ch