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+ Andrea Glittenberg-Pollier: Tribute to Nature
Andrea Glittenberg-Pollier

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
Béatrice Bueche

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!

+ 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
Marianne Seelbach

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
Maya Chaimovich

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
Tilleke Schwarz

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:

+ Trudy Kleinstein: RECTANGLES
Trudy Kleinstein

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 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.

+ 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?!
Die (Nadel)Brieffreunde

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?!

+ 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.

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