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+ Andrea Glittenberg-Pollier: Tribute to Nature
Freehand embroidery is Andrea Glittenberg-Pollier’s favorite design technique, a German textile artist, living now in the French Alpes for 40 years.
Nature takes a great part into the artist’s creative process: by combining various textures and techniques, she recreates its simplicity, beauty and diversity. In her works, she uses organza, organdi, tulle, paper and many other types of fabrics. She dyes materials with natural products like rust, ochre and indigo…
Embroidering with both hand and machine tools, she embellishes her work with beads, threads and ribbons. She brings softness and authenticity adding wool felted by her care. Wool that she spins also on her spinning wheel, intermingling it with silk, cotton, feathers, creating unique threads that she will use afterwards on her loom.
Staged in this way, all these materials, in front of our eyes, are changing into trees, flowers, pebbles and streams …
+ Béatrice Bueche: Life stories
My works tel life stories that I share. Sometimes they are beautiful, sometimes they are sad.
I always look for create beauty to please the eye and the heart!
I like to use colors that are messengers of life and joy.
Creating quilts is a way that helps me to take a step back on the sometimes very hard realities of everyday life.
It is also a way of talking about the wonderful nature that surrounds us and offers us generously so much beauty.
It's a call to preserve it!
+ Gabriele Schultz-Herzberger und Klaus Herzberger: Sewing and sawing
Gabriele Schultz-Herzberger und Klaus Herzberger
Sewing and sawing – these are the techniques of Gabriele Schultz-Herzberger und Klaus Herzberger. Already in 2015 the works of these two artists were shown at the Nadelwelt under the title “Opposites”.
Now they present their latest works: quilts for daily use and wallhangings, large abstract sculptures and wooden objects of utility.
+ Hilde van Schaardenburg: Joy of colour
Hilde van Schaardenburg
Art has always been prominently present in Hilde van Schaardenburg's life, as a natural companion on her path. An endless stream of ideas is continuously seeking its way towards a material expression. Being a versatile, creative person, she worked with many sorts of materials until eventually focusing on textile, paint and minerals.
Her work is always an expression of the joy of life. Joy and inspiration that comes from the myriad forms and colours in nature.
Her work embraces the following areas: as a textile artist & quilter she exhibits widely in Europe and has won several prizes; she is a coach for the awakening of artistic talents; and as a certified quilt judge she has been trained to evaluate objectively the works of others. Finally, she gives introductory courses in creative stitching and in jurying and judging.
+ LaceTime: Five elements
Since 2014, ten lace makers from three countries have been meeting regularly under the name LaceTime. Their aim is to deal with contemporary lace outside of courses and to develop it further.
During their first meetings, the lace makers devoted themselves to the Chinese doctrine of the elements. Unlike the Western European understanding, this teaching is based on five elements: fire, earth, metal, water and wood. These 5 elements must be in harmony with each other to guarantee an optimal flow of energy, as they can nourish, control or even destroy each other. Each of these elements can be found daily in our environment in shapes, colours, tastes, properties and materials. Starting from the characteristic features of the elements, the lace makers have translated their own interpretations into contemporary lace (art) works.
+ Marianne Seelbach: Southwards
When it is getting colder in autumn I remember the warm and sunny days that my husband and I spent in Italy, Austria, Switzerland and the south – west of Germany. I open my drawers and take out the postcards I bought and look at the photos in my albums. I make a list oft he landscapes and buildings I remember: memories are patchwork. Then I start painting and sewing.
The green and white oft he alpine landscape, the brillant blue oft he sky and the water and the warm colours oft he houses and the vineyards in the south bring light into the dark and grey days of November and December. I hang up my „postcard – quilts“ on the doors in our house and look forward to our next holiday in the south.
+ Maya Chaimovich: An Ongoing Story
Throughout my life I have been involved in many crafts such as painting, wood carving, jewelry making, embroidery and work with various types of fabrics and laces.
In 1995, I became acquainted with the world of Quilt, which then occupied my mind.
With the art of Quilt, I express exciting moments which I went through, conveying my feelings with colors and shapes of the fabrics.
I use recycled fabrics, from various clothing items, using all types of materials - such as cotton, lace, velvet, silk, and synthetics.
I cut the fabrics into tiny pieces, and create new quilts in which I am telling my own personal stories.
Every quilt is an expression of an exciting experience or event that has inspired me.
+ Monika Neumann und Heike Rüeck: Zwei mal eins – showing TEXTiles
Monika Neumann und Heike Rüeck
"The way we dealt with poems in our last project inspired us to use the text of poems as base for our new project. We, Monika Neumann and Heike Rüeck, agreed on a common text, for example “springtime”. The selection of poems and their interpretation, as the choice of materials and technics make the difference in our presented work. Thus, the realized objects come in pairs.
The realization, as in our previous projects, is shown in pairs in the size of 70 x 50 cm. A peace of the same fabric different in sizes, is the only common thing in all pairs.
All objects are exclusively produced with self dyed fabrics and other natural materials. Unusual materials were also integrated, i.e. fluff from a dryer, vegetable nets, pieces of wood. Traditional aspects as well as modern elements of quilt-art were included. "
+ TeXperanto: Time
During the Nadelwelt 2020 'TeXperanto' will be exhibiting works with the theme: Time, to celebrate its tenth anniversary.
The members of the group met 12 years ago during a two year course by the Dutch Quilt Guild. The course was then set up to deepen current knowledge and promote textile art. For 10 years we worked together in different compositions. Each member works in her own way with textile, two- or three-dimensional. We are celebrating our differences so we can inspire and learn from each other.
There is much to say about the topic of time. We would like to surprise you with our imagination of this theme in textile pictures.
+ Tilleke Schwarz: Stiched Poetry
The Dutch artist Tilleke Schwarz is internationally known for her hand embroidery on linen. Her work relates to the modern world around us. She includes anything that moves, amazes or intrigues her. The result is a kind of visual poetry made up of a mixture of content, graphic quality, fooling around, and elements of storytelling. Her humorous work relate to the history of humanity that is determined through stories.
Tilleke’s narrative compositions are left incomplete with no beginning, no storyline, and no end. It is intended as a form of communication with the viewer who is invited to create connections. It can become a kind of interplay between the viewer and the artist. For a better impression check her website: www.tillekeschwarz.com
+ Trudy Kleinstein: RECTANGLES
In search of the name of this exhibition, the question was for me:
How did I come up with these designs. The forms are repeated without them choose consciously. On one side, it has developed intuitively, on the other side I love the repetitions, the clean lines. But also new approaches and ideas search and develop them without having to work in series.
The squares, rectangles and squares offer an inexhaustible variety of options.
I can cut these pieces, embroider them by hand or machine, apply, deposit, layer, fill and rearrange in a variety of ways.
Hundreds, thousands of individual pieces create new quilts, many of them hand sewn and embroidered.
A color harmony tone on tone and work with contrasting colors.
+ tex21: HORIZONTAL - VERTICAL
Tex21 is a group of textile artists from the Frankfurt Rhine-Main area, having shown their work in group exhibitions since 2001. At Nadelwelt 10 members are now presenting an extended version of a project they had initiated in 2018. It is based on the idea to create a minimum of three pieces of new works within the given dimensions of 25 x 75 cm that can be read horizontally or vertically. These are to be arranged in a way that not only showcases each artist's hand but also allows to be seen as a consistent and compact new work of art.
In addition to the 2018 version of this exhibition, sets of brand new pieces in the original format as well as 25 cm squares and 25 x 50 cm rectangles were integrated.
These are the participating members of tex21: Ute Baunach, Christine Brandstetter, Jutta Briehn, Gisela Hafer, Ulrike Heigl, Friderun Heil, Claudia Kreuzig, Hanna Mühe, Heide Stoll-Weber, and Christine Wagner.
+ Pia Lenhard: Kluge Knit Art
Knitting is my biggest passion. After several on and off phases of knitting, I came across an extraordinary knitting technique so called ‘Kluge Strickart’ at the end of 2013. I was fascinated with this technique which is all about knitting pictures and garments. The possibility to develop abstract motives from nature and at the same time creating wearable art with just a thread and a knitting needle, enabled me to give my creativity a whole new expression. My designs are created by combining different shades from the color wheel. Like a painter mixing his colors on a palette, I mix colored threads into the finest nuances, creating a harmonious mood. I am inspired by painters like Paul Klee, Hundertwasser and Tom Schulten. With help of several courses I managed to improve this technique and obtained my certification as a course instructor in ‘Kluge Strickart’.
+ Challenge Textile International: Sites and Wonders of the World
Challenge Textile International
A Japanese, a New Zealander and a French woman have developed a challenge together. They proposed 30 wonderful places from all over the world and interpreted each in their own way through a patch.
The exhibition features 90 quilts, all of them very different from each other. The quilts were created by Japanese, New Zealand and French artists and at the same time show the artist's technique, culture and interpretation.
+ The Modern Quilt Guild: Modern quilts by German members
The Modern Quilt Guild
The Modern Quilt Guild (MQG) was founded in 2009 in the USA and has over 14.000 members in over 200 guilds worldwide.
The exhibition shows quilts from German members of the MQG that are all original designs.
Since June 2019 Daniela O’Connell is the ambassador for the Modern Quilt Guild in Germany. At the booth you can see fresh, modern quilts and get to know what the Modern Quilt Guild has to offer.
+ Das Quilt Kollektiv: The platform fpr modern quilters
Das Quilt Kollektiv
We are the new German platform for modern quilters!
Quilting is so much more than just a hobby. It’s a passion that connects people. On our platform you can connect, discuss and learn from us and each other.
Finding like minded people online is great! But real- life connections are even better! That’s why we’re offering the Quilt Camps: uninterrupted time to sew your own projects, workshops with passionate instructors and active discussions with other quilters. And all of this while spending time in beautiful surroundings with an inspiring atmosphere.
We provide a lot of information in our virtual Quilt Café and discuss recent topics.
Our Quilt Campus offers all the resources you need as a modern quilter. You can decide if you want to get to know us personally at one of our day- events, which we hold all over Germany, or if you want to access the resources conveniently at home from your computer.
Meet us at our booth! We’re excited to meet each and every one of you in person - so please come by and say “Hi!”
+ Die (Nadel)Brieffreunde: Needlebooks…what else?!
From A as in Alabama Chanin to Y as in Yearning, from fairy tales such as Snow White or Rapunzel to Spring Awakening, Silence or Riddles: The weekly topics for the Grand Needlebook Year were as diverse and manifold as the creative realizations by the textile and mixed media artists from Germany, Austria and Switzerland who had joined the fun. The result: Far more than 300 needlebooks on 52 topics. Beautiful artwork and exquisite pieces were created, and a majority of them will be at display at the Nadelwelt.
When viewing the exhibition, it is the close and detailed look that is required. On a needlebook-rectangle of approx. 10x20 cm new techniques and unusual material come to usage and fascinating textures are created. And so, there is only one truth valid for the participating artists: Needlebooks…what else?!
+ Dominique Leleux-Hardy: Folks Family
Like family portraits with fabrics, thread and paint, I wanted to compose a souvenir gallery of these folk that I would never know. They are or have been like me, inhabitants of the Earth and our lives will never cross and yet they are so close. I created this gallery during my photographic meetings with these folks. Gradually, they are a "Folks Family".
+ Brunhilde Scheidmeir und Jude Kingshott : Colours of Nature
Brunhilde Scheidmeir und Jude Kingshott
Jude Kingshott and Brunhilde Scheidmeir have been working collaboratively
together, exchanging ideas, developing joint art pieces.
Both have shared sources of inspiration coming from the colours of nature,
natural forms, music and poetry.
Between them they have many years with teaching and exhibiting both
individually and together.
Their unique specialities contrast, complement and combine to expand the possibilities, they begin with their individual creative processes. Brunhilde works with leaves and other plant materials to achieve unique printed dyed fabrics and papers.
Jude works with indigo dye using stitched resist finally adding her handstitching. For Jude stitching is a meditation which is informed from the cloth or paper. The joint outcome results in abstract, tactile harmonious art pieces.
+ Annemiek Stijnen: African Inspiration
Inspired by Africa, inspiring African embroidery and fabrics, inspiring African garments; all these are combined in this exhibition. The garments are so-called 'smock' from Ghana, worn by men. Handwoven stripes (by women), sown by men. The embroidery is Tambani embroidery from South-Africa, the fabrics are batik made at the school of the Baobab Children Foundation in Ghana and shweshwe from South-Africa.
Come, visit and be inspired!
+ Carrefour Européen du Patchwork – European Patchwork Meeting: Opposition
Carrefour Européen du Patchwork – European Patchwork Meeting
"Full of contrasts, discordant or contradictory, the "negative" of the other harms the first one when they coexist.
However, we continue to make opposites coexist, as if one needed the other in order to exist. Don"t we say that opposites attract?
Be inspired by the theme of opposites."
On this theme and after careful deliberation the jury has chosen 34 works out of 130 entries. You will discover at the exhibition which works have received awards, especially the EPM's Grand Prix.
+ Haus 18: Naturally
This exhibition shows the personal projects of the yearlong masterclass from the studio “StoffARt” (2019/2020). You will see a range of contemporary textile art, i.e. artquilts, embroidery and sculptural objects. A lot of the work is about the human relationship to nature and urban themes. Britta Ankenbauer, head of the masterclass program and textile artist, offers all participants of the yearlong class a lot of possibilities to develop their own artistic textile work. She is focusing on personal ideas and helps students finding their own voice and an individual approach. The use of different materials and techniques formed the individual textile language. One of the classes, called “CoOpera”, focused on the challenge to work together and to make common projects but to concentrate also on the own specific artistic language.
+ Paola Zanda: From Bark to Abstract Shapes
My project comes out from the observation of the barks. I live in a little village, surrounded by woods, in the south of Switzerland. That gives me a lot of inspiration. I love walking inside; taking pictures, observe the images created from different lights and weather conditions.
From that, I begin to sketch some particulars of the bark. Working with colours and shapes, I finally achieve a minimal and abstract design that satisfies me. Then I can start the textile work. I dye the satin cotton fabrics personally with ProcionMX. From the sketch, I create a paper pattern from which I can cut the different fabric parts, I piece them all, and I quilt with simple vertical lines using variegated threads. That is to give movement, depth and highlight all the piecing work. The result is a great and warm visual effect that reflects my love for the colours and admiration for nature and its masterpieces.
+ Patchwork Gilde Deutschland e.V.: No Rules – Just Jeans
Patchwork Gilde Deutschland e.V.
The heading above was the key for a challenge for members of the Patchwork Gilde that came along in cooperation with the Levi- Strauss-Museum Buttenheim. The quilters received an envelope containing some jeans-patches and some thread. They were to use mainly fabric of used jeans and these give-aways.
How versatile and imaginative small works of art can be is proved by the created 59 quilts.
Come along into the world of jeans, captured and presented in a colourful line-up put forth by the creativity of the artists.
“Patchwork heals your soul!” Once again this sentence proves true when looking at the persuasive exhibits.
+ Quilt around the World : Patchwork Puzzles and Coincidence Quilts
Quilt around the World
With the motto "Just do it a little differently" we want to make you curious about innovative, extraordinary and entertaining ways of textile design. Explore new creative territories off the beaten paths of patchwork and quilting, be surprised and playfully open up new sources of inspiration and techniques for the design of unique textile works.
The mysterious block riddles of our Patchwork Puzzles lead you to block-based quilts based on your own designs, including traditional sampler quilts as well as spectacular one-block quilts with exciting secondary patterns.
For our Coincidence Quilts, the dice decide which "ingredients", e.g. design elements and principles, colour compositions and techniques, should be used when designing a textile piece. This results in charming works of art such as the "Little Treasures".
+ Renate Kämmer: Quiltparty
At the Nadelwelt in Karlsruhe 2019 lots of visitors basted hexies at the sewing flashmob that was organised by Renate Kämmer to donate them for the Weserbergländer Herzen helfen e.V. These were made into a quilt called „Hexieparty“ with the english paper piecing method.
And because sewing together is so much fun, another donation quilt was made, the „Brezelparty“, this time we used the foundation paper piecing method and a pattern by Ingrid Alteneder from Joe, June and Mae.
But we will not only show these two quilts, but also offer some small workshops to show the difference between these two sewing methods and all the things that can be made with them.
+ World Quilt Competition 2019: WQC 30 + 3 - The German Quilts Plus Individual Entrants from Europe
World Quilt Competition 2019
The WQC 2019 edition has attracted very strong interest. 25 German quilters sent in a total of 30 quilts. As an addition, three ladies from The Netherlands, Austria and Sweden joined the group.
These 33 quilts featuring all sorts of styles, skill levels and techniques give a wonderful overview of quilting in Germany - peeking to our European neighbors.
+ Renée Rudebrant: X-stitch
The cross stitch is being embroidered all over the world. The cross stitch is often a symbol for conveying safety and a sence of home. However, he does not always get the recognition he deserves.
With her work X-stitch, the artist Renée Rudebrant pays tribute to all those who give this stitch expression and character by creating patterns and images based on a simple X.
For the main workpiece, Renée Rudebrant has been assisted by 10 embroiderers, all of whom contributed by embroidering each one piece designed by the artist.
Every single stitch intends to symbolize the rich treasure of recognition and preservation of the stitch, to which embroiderers all over the world contribute.
In addition to her main work, Renée Rudebrant is presenting a selection of her Scandinavian cross-stitch artworks.
+ Ingrid Alteneder: Foundation Paper Piecing by Joe June and Mae
You have heard of Foundation Paper Piecing or sewing on paper, as we call it in Germany, but have never really thought about it too much or you thought this is way too daunting?
You thought this technique was far too complicated?
Or you know this quilting technique and want to get new inspirations?
Then this is the right place for you.
Ingrid Alteneder is known for her colorful Foundation Paper Piecing patterns.
In this exhibition you will see many quilt blocks, as well as some quilts and projects that were made with these blocks. These projects put lots of attention into detail.
Ingrid Alteneder shows you some basics of this beautiful quilting technique.