Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Celebrating Quilters in Dubai

Dubai Quilts Exhibition - May 20 & 21, 2011

 The Dubai Quilts Exhibition has just wrapped up, and the first annual event was a great success. Sponsored by Craft Land, The Dubai Quilters Guild, Brother and Madeira, there were over 60 quilts on display from quilters in the UAE and beyond (one submission came from Brazil!), from experienced master quilters and from children as young as 8 years old. Here are some photos of the winning quilts and from the show, in case you missed it.

         Viewers' Choice Winner  -  Janine Ibbini of Abu Dhabi
2nd Place Winner  Manisha Hunt with Shinji Tada, Managing Director of Brother International (Gulf)
3rd Place  --  Janine Ibbini of Abu Dhabi
3rd Place -- Denise Tarum of Dubai
Detail of Manisha Hunt's Remember Wedgwood

Some of the beautiful quilts submitted  - the yellow and blue one in the center is by April Rawlins, age 8
Checking out the amazing handiwork

Riana Auret and Shinji Tada presenting Manisha Hunt with her new Brother NV 50 sewing machine and Madeira thread chest

Town Center Atrium was a lovely venue for the exhibition

Thank you to all the quilters, volunteers and viewers who enjoyed the show and voted for their favorites. We all look forward to hosting this event with the Dubai Quilters' Guild again next year!

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