Prague Patchwork Meeting is the largest textile show in Middle and Eastern Europe offering nearly 1000 quilts on a total area of over 6000 sqm, one third composed as shopping mall. 30 galleries and collections of authors from all over the world show the latest achievements of contemporary quilting, from traditional to art quilts. Two individual challenges judged by international jury: WATER (element everywhere around us) and KALEIDOSCOPE. Fees and Conditions as well as Entry Form for quilters now in Downloads!
We are looking forward to meet you all at 13th Prague Patchwork Meeting, the biggest textile show in the Middle and Eastern Europe. Venue address: Sportcenter Wellness Hotel STEP, Malletova 1141, Praha 9. Nearest public transport: Bus 136, stop Skloněná. Please, see Downloads to get a complete overview of our 30 galleries and their location within halls 1-5. Our Downloads now also offer a complete PLAN of the exhibition with list of exhibitors as well as Programme of 13th PPM with all additional mini workshops. Thanks to our partners and sponsors we can offer you a list of prizes donated to winners in our three competitions (also in Downloads). NEW WORKSHOP added: Heidi Drahota - WasteArt
Following up on last year‘s extremely successful charity project Quilts Over Incubators donated to the new-born unit of Masarykova Hospital in Usti nad Labem, we are bringing you a new project.
Every year, there are various cushion covers being made for the children patients in the oncology department in Usti. However, there are adult patients too, often suffering from curable deceases, which however raise fear and concerns. They do have access to medication and professional care, but also need hope and mental support. It is very helpful to them knowing that someone cares and thinks about them. The support can be shown by donating a small cushion for the hospital stay.
A small cushion that will belong to them only and will stay with them throughout the cure process.
Almost 30 collections from all over the world showing the contemporary top achievements in patchwork and quilting will be presented to the visitors: from traditional quilts to gallery and museum items of art quilts.
The leading representative of European quilt art Mrs. Willyne Hammerstein, well known thanks to Millefiori quilts and La Passacaglia, that inspired hundreds of quilters, will offer not only a gallery, but an exclusive workshop on Sunday April 7th as well. Another Dutch quilter, Mrs. Will Fritsma shows a “women” gallery based on precise and innovative sewing and quilting. From Germany two invited artists will share their work: Christine Bünning presents Musical Quilts and Birgit Schüller a wide range of her master quilts. YUZA Sashiko Guild from Japan will be introduced to the visitors by Susan Briscoe. After few years Elisabeth Nacenta de la Croix from Switzerland returns to Prague, this time with shibori landscapes.
The nearest stop of bus 136 is SKLONENA. Bus 136 connects with metro A line (station Flora) as well as metro B line (station Vysocanska). You may also walk from B line metro station Palmovka (20 minutes) or use any of trams 25, 16 and 8 to Balabenka and walk (10 minutes). More info at www.dpp.cz (Prague city transport with all schedules). Venue: Sportcentrum Wellness Hotel STEP, Malletova 1141, Praha 9. (Area plan for getting to PPM see Downloads)