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Here you will find interviews and portraits of quilters and other textile artists from around the world.

Artist "on tour": Marianne Jäntschi

Artist "on tour": Marianne Jäntschi

One of our staunch supporters and very good friend, Marianne Jäntschi, is currently exhibiting her extraordinary work in Garching in the Greater Munich Area in Germany.

You will see quilts in Marianne's usual quirky style - "classical" quilts focusing on recycling and re-using fabric and always with a twist - and work including her latest passion, silk-screen printing.

Heidemarie Mönkemeyer - Artist "On Tour"!

Blaues Gemeinsames Quadrat FischerMönkemeyer

We're happy to announce a new exhibition of one of our longterm contributors and very good friend, Heidemarie Mönkemeyer: Together with her artist friend Helene Fischer, Heidemarie Mönkemeyer will present from May 31st until June 29th, 2017 a joint exhibition in Leer/Wismund in Northern Germany titled "Art Paths - Side by Side".

Heidemarie and Helene continue their successful cooperation and present again their different ways of working together. Also this time, generous large-size quilts on the one hand and  delicate miniatures on the other show the tension in the field of textile art and invite to discoveries.

The exhibition shows the artists' work of recent years comparing their indivdual artistic "handwriting" in their translations of the same themes.

Heidemarie Mönkemeyer

Heidemarie Mönkemeyer

Heidemarie Mönkemeyer is not a stranger to us here at Quilt around the World - after all, she participated in our first International Block Swap. Her IBS1 block apart, Heidemarie  doesn‘t see herself as a quilter but took part in IBS1 because she found the idea so interesting....

Michaela Mosmüller

Zeitbogen

Michaela Mosmüller lives in a small village in Lower Austria right on the banks of the famous river Danube. She has been married since 1993 and has three sons...

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Marianne Jaentschi

Marianne Jaentschi

Among the quilters who know Marianne a little, she is well-known for her imaginative and clever ideas about how to remodel discarded clothing into beautiful, useful and sometimes very funny items...

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Three Quilt Jobs Every Quilter Would Love to Have (3rd part)

Lily Quilt

When you read about antique or vintage quilts, quilt tops or quilt blocks in quilt magazines or in books, very often you are told NEVER to even think about altering, repairing or finishing them. What would you say to this?

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Three Quilt Jobs Every Quilter Would Love to Have (2nd part)

Star Quilt

And what does a “normal” day in your jobs look like? Which event do you remember as the nicest so far in your profession lives? And which experience could you have done without? Buying and collecting old, vintage or antique quilts is something not very common in Europe. Do you have any advice for novice buyers or collectors? What are the most common errors of judgement in your opinion?

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Three Quilt Jobs Every Quilter Would Love to Have (1st part)

Vintage Lady of the Lake top

For European quilters, especially, your professions seem very out of the ordinary and certainly make some of us green with envy. Can you tell us how you found your jobs or maybe how your jobs found you... (25 September 2011)

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Three Quilt Jobs Every Quilter Would Love to Have

Baltimore Album Quilt

Outside North America, the quilting world and the “quilting business” are less developed and shaped very differently. Many activities are only possible because of the initiative of individuals who give their time and talent freely and without pecuniary compensation. And we hope that this will remain so for many years to come. However, we thought it worthwhile looking across the big blue ocean to America (and across the Channel to the UK) to learn more about three job descriptions barely known in other parts of the world: the quilt museum curator, the antique quilt dealer and the quilt appraiser.

All three have a lot to do with antique, vintage and old quilts, but many aspects, especially the treatment, storage and restoration of quilts and the appraisal and determination of value, are almost certainly of interest to the maker and/or owner of contemporary quilts.

For this interview, a first at Quilt around the World, we assembled a panel of interviewees, and are delighted to welcome Katherine Hebert from England (Collections Manager for the American Museum in Britain), Mary Koval from the United States (antique quilt dealer and fabric designer) and Diane Shink from Canada (expert on textiles, quilt appraiser and author) and to tell us more about their jobs, their daily routines, the challenges they face and the joy their profession brings them.... (25 September 2011)

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Jen Jones and the Welsh Quilt Centre

Jen Jones and the Welsh Quilt Centre

... We met Jen at the Welsh Quilt Centre in Lampeter, a gallery dedicated to Welsh quilts and founded by Jen and her husband Roger Clive-Powell. Jen and Roger, an architect specializing in the restoration and conservation of old buildings, bought the almost derelict Lampeter town hall and have restored it. It opened its doors in 2009 and houses changing exhibitions of Welsh quilts taken from Jen’s extensive collection... (26 August 2011)

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