World Quilt Competition 2018 – The Winners From Germany

Outstanding: Six Quilts From Germany Among the Winners

The 29 German quilts that were accepted and judged for the XXII edition of the World Quilt Competition New England have already completed three stops on their exhibition journey through the USA. After the premiere at the World Quilt Show New England in Manchester, New Hampshire in mid-August, they went to the Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravagance in Oaks, Pennsylvania in September and then to the Pacific International Quilt Festival in Santa Clara, California in October.

And as it has become a beautiful tradition in the past years, all works will also be shown together at one event in Germany, the PatchworkD Days 2019 in Dinkelsbühl at the end of May/beginning of June.

Highest Quality

There you can personally have a look at the current WQC quilts from Germany and convince yourself of the variety of techniques and the impressive quality of the work. And of course you can also admire the winning quilts, talk shop with the artists present and choose your own personal favorite as usual. After evaluating the voting slips, we will then select the audience favorite among the WQC 2018 quilts from Germany.

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As Germany coordinator for the WQC, I am of course delighted that “my” ladies have performed so successfully this year as never before! The worldwide competition was extremely strong, which further enhances the six (!) prizes awarded to German quilts – both in the category “Traditional” and in the category “Innovative”!

The Winners and Their Quilts in Detail:

  • 2nd place (category “Innovative”): “Shadow Dancer” by Claudia Scheja
  • Honorable Mention (category “Innovative”): “Shells of the South Sea” by Bernadette Mayr
  • 3rd place (category “Traditional”): “Purpura Griseo” by Sabine Feldmann
  • Honorable Mention (category “Traditional”): “Memory” by Elke Voelker-Kobusch
  • Best Hand Workmanship (category “Traditional”): “Heliotrope” by Andrea Stracke
  • Best of Country Award for Germany: “Before Dawn” by Petra van den Daele

As every year, the participants and I look forward to a large crowd of visitors.

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WQC 2019 – Application Form

Dear Quilter,

if you are living in Germany and are interested in participating, please fill in the form and I will send you the application form.

Best Regards,
Birgit

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World Quilt Competition 2017 – The Winners From Germany

You will remember… Shortly before the September issue of the German Patcwork Gilde magazine went to press, I only had the opportunity to mention the names of the award-winning quilters who competed for Germany in this year’s World Quilt Competition (WQC).

And I had promised to provide more information about and photos of the award-winning works. I am very happy to keep this promise at this point.

As Germany was again represented with more than ten quilts (27 works, to be precise) a “Best of Country” prize was awarded among them. The winner was the quilt “St. Stephen’s Cathedral, Vienna” by Ursula Bierbaumer-Bohle.

Further winners from the ranks of the German participants are:

  • “Best Hand Workmanship” in the category “Traditional” for “Andesine” by Andrea Stracke.
  • “Honorable Mention” in the category “Innovative” for “A-Maze-Ing Words” by Petra van den Daele.
  • And once again “Honorable Mention” in the category “Innovative” for “Seasons” by Claudia Scheja.

Congratulations again to the successful quilters and also to the other participants whose works are currently on an exhibition tour through the USA.

If you have now become curious about the German WQC 2017 quilts and would like to have a personal look at them, then you should plan a visit to the “Nadelwelt” trade fair in Karlsruhe from June 4 to 6, 2018. There these works will be shown in a unique and exclusive exhibition – and you will have the opportunity to talk to some of the artists personally on the one hand and on the other hand to vote for your very personal favorite in a public vote!

You should not miss this opportunity!

If you still feel like submitting a quilt for the WQC yourself, please let me know. I will then add you to my mailing list and send you the documents.

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Images From the Exhibition at Nadelwelt 2018 in Karlsruhe, Germany

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