Today I will show you some quilts of the 6th European Quilt Triennale, one of the most prestigious textile art shows in Europe. The show debuted 2016 in Heidelberg, Germany and then travelled to some other venues, i.e. to Switzerland and Great Britain.
The Triennale was founded as a Biennale in Heidelberg by the late German textile artist Doris Winter. The focus is on advanced textile art. For example the winner of one of the last Triennales was a video installation (of hands quilting) seen through some sheer fabric. And usually the works are quite large.
It’s a really interesting show – but have a look for yourself.
Cotton fabrics, partially hand dyed, machine sewn and quilted.
Artist’s statement: I am in my studio with many colourful materials. I work on the next stage, sew, and my thoughts branch out in all directions. These are my moments of happiness.
Hand dyed and screen printed cotton, made by the artist, machine stitched and quilted.
Artist’s statement: A joyful interpretation of the colours of high summer. The imagery is taken from a series of drawings exploring the structures and forms found in garden plants.
Old hand-woven linen, hand dyed appliqué, screen printing, stencil printing, machine quilted.
Artist’s statement: Greed for gold, silver and profit has always enticed hordes of adventurers and investors.
Cotton, wax crayon, reverse machine appliqué, fused, machine quilted.
Artist’s statement: From my series “Ramshackled”, exploring neighbourhood. In this work, houses and villages show what community may look like.
Ramie, nettle fibre, hand dyed needle felt punching, calligraphy made by freehand machine embroidery.
Artist’s statement: I love colour and abstract art. The luminous colours of nettle fibres and needle felt punching techniques bring me close to painting.
Hand dyed cotton sewn in a variation of the Seminole technique.
Artist’s statement: A quilt that depicts sun and sea, water and light.
Various fabrics, machine embroidery, machine quilted, colour transfer by means of Vliesofix.
Artist’s statement: Botanical drawings are a long tradition in art history. My work takes up this tradition and interprets it using fabric.
Cotton satin, breakdown printing, machine quilted, machine and hand embroidery.
Artist’s statement: The red city lights symbolize emotions such as love, hate, mourning, anger and joy that are felt behind the doors and windows in a city.
Cotton, lutradur, acrylic paint, rusted fabric, appliqué, painted, machine quilted.
Artist’s statement: This small delicate blossom, only 3 cm in size, evolved over 49 million years ago. Its marathon through time makes us a witness to its perfect beauty.
Hand dyed cotton, freehand cutting and sewing.
Artist’s statement: My signs, inspired by Paul Klee, create playful harmonies on a background that is a mix of green-yellow, orange-yellow, dark to light colour tones and bright to subdued tones.
I hope you enjoyed this innovative quilts. And if you are European you can even plan of entering a quilt in the next European Quilt Triennale 2018/2019.