Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Prague Patchwork Meeting - Press Release

World class textile art in Prague once again!
11th Prague Patchwork Meeting

The 11th year of the international exhibition Prague Patchwork Meeting will be held in Prague Between March 31 and April 2, 2017. The event will be traditionally hosted in the four star Wellness Hotel Step and its Sportcentre in Prague Vysocany. More than 400 authors will be presented across 4 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 more than 1,000 pieces (primarily quilts) from all over the world and 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 quilts
World premiere will have the collection of this year’s most exotic exhibitor – South Korea. Majority of the 27 authors will be personally present. Another outstanding collection will be brought by SAQA, a group comprising leading artists from Europe and the Middle East. There will also be collections from the STING group, Norway, Shoshi Rimer and Bella Kaplan from Israel and a new set of art quilts brought by the well-known German quilter Pia Welsch, who will bring a set of kimonos and an unusual installation of a colourful circle. Dutch artists Hilda van Schaardenburg and Corinna Zambeek are also top European artists. Those who prefer traditional patchwork will be delighted about the silk log cabin colleciton by Brigitte Morgenroth. The theme MEN and an attractive installation will be presented by Gudrun Heinz and Sarah Schultz. The collection Stuff for Thought offers a statement from a number of European artists about how textiles are used in current civilizaiton.
The Czech group Art Quilt Harbour brings textile Trees, the group TTT will show a new collection dedicated to teh anniversary of Prussian-Austrian war in 1866. A number of domestic authors will be hosting their individual galleries.

Numerous prizes will be awarted to winners of the 2017 challenges STRUCTURES and classical CURVES, judged by  an international jury. To inspire beginners, we have prepared a collection of 15 best basic bed covers. A special collection Scraps of Old Prague and a new cycle Orient will jointly offer more than 100 small quilts.

Accompanying workshops are suitable for both advanced and beginners quilters.
Many retailers have prepared small workshops and will be presenting various techniques. The main workshops will be lead by renowned artists from the Czech Republic and abroad. A creative area with print screens will also be availalbe.
Traditionally, we are presenting charity, club and exchange works. An awaited exhibition is always the material based collection by the Alrt quilt Club, this year it is the trendy materials VELVET. The program will be accompanied by a fashion show including original jewellery and a market offering fabric scraps and older books and magazines.

Prague Patchwork Meeting belongs to the most visited global textile exhibitions
The exhibition, with more than 6.5 thousand visitors, ranks 4-5th in Europe, and its level is increasing every year. The leading position continues to be held by Birmingham with more than 30 thousand visitors.

Tickets will be available on the spot, either single day (180 CZK) or three day ones (350 CZK).

Jana Štěrbová
PPM Director
GSM: +420 724 161 846
11th Prague Patchwork Meeting

When:                          31.3. - 2. 4. 2017
                                      (31. 3. from 12 to 19, 1.4. from 9.30 to 18 , 2.4. from 9.30 to 16.30 )
Where :                       ****Wellness Hotel STEP, Malletova 1141, Praha 9
Entry Fee:                   Single day CZK 180,- per person, three days CZK 350,-
Area:                            5,900 sqm, of which 1,950 sqm retail area (more than 70 companies) Vystavovatelé:   more than 400 authors and groups including individual galleries
Visitors:                       ca. 6,500 ,  largest textile exhibition in CEE
Web:                             www.praguepatchworkmeeting.com

Magazine:                   monthly Newsletter PPM in Czech (available online)

1 comment:

  1. 'Stuff for Thought' was shown first in Nuremberg, Germany, on the occasion of the Human Rights Award 2015. It is a collection of international artists from Taiwan to Argentina about the conditions in the textile industry and trade and our consumer behavior in the current civilization.
    Thank you, Jana, for this possibility!