On September 13, 14, and 15th, 2012, a group of local quilters facilitated the first ever Greece-wide quilting conference in Thessaloniki, Greece. We partnered with 6 American women who came to Thessaloniki from various American cities and provided the instruction for our workshops. The goal of our conference was to introduce the art of quilting to Greece and to provide an avenue for those interested to learn how to quilt. We also wanted to educate the Greek community about the history of quilting and how that history might meld into the present through a newly established Greek identity. We took the opportunity in an open session together to establish a founding membership for a National Greek Quilting Association with a future vision of eventually join the European Quilting Association. During the month of October we will be taking the exhibition on tour to different locations in Greece. You can find our schedule below the flyer and also a slide show with photos from the exhibition at ΧΑΝΘ in September 2012.
ΕΚΘΕΣΗ MEQUILTS στη ΧΑΝΘ . Η έκθεση με τα quilts αποτελείται από 3 μέρη:
1. Αναφορά στην ιστορία του quilting 2. Διαγωνισμό quilts με παραδοσιακά ελληνικά σχέδια 3. Συμβολικά quilts γυναικών που έχουν πέσει θύματα εμπορίας ανθρώπων. Οι δημιουργίες τους εκφράζουν όλα όσα έχουν περάσει.
Ημερομηνίες: Πέμπτη 13/9/2012 -- ώρα 9:00 π.μ. έως 16:00 μ.μ. Παρασκευή 14/9/2012 -- ώρα 9:00 π.μ. έως 16:00 μ.μ. Σάββατο 15/9/2012 -- ώρα 9:00 έως 12:00 μ.μ.
Χώρος Διεξαγωγής της Έκθεσης: Αίθουσα Σεμιναρίων ΧΑΝΘ http://www.ymca.gr/
Τα QUILTS της Έκθεσης θα παραχωρηθούν στη ΧΑΝΘ για να διανεμηθούν στο πλαίσιο του προγράμματος Κοινωνικής Προσφοράς σε άπορες οικογένειες και άστεγους.
We will have as part of our quilt exhibition a category for general quilts, a greek challenge which will include pieces with a greek theme/patterns which will be judged and awarded. Our third theme will be centered on the social issue of trafficking. We have several sketches designed by women who have been rescued from a life of trafficking. These sketches are being transformed onto fabric and will be quilted and displayed in an effort to give these women a voice of opposition.
OCTOBER TOUR SCHEDULE -- The following information will be updated regularly so if what you are looking for is not yet there, check back. Also, pictures will be posted on Kristine's blog.
LARISA -- October 12 and 13
-- We will be offering two beginner workshops in Larisa. One on Friday and one on Saturday. Each workshop will last the entire day and we will have room for 7 women to attend. Please contact Nancy Tsitsoni if you are interested in registering and getting information about location. The workshop hours each day will be from 9:00 am until 5:00 pm (we will take a 2 hour break so you can leave for lunch 12:00 -2:00 pm).
KATERINI -- November (please call to schedule a class)
-- Our exhibition dates in Katerini are completed but if you live in that area and are interested in taking beginner quilting lessons, the Benjamin Orphan Society is offering lessons for 5 euros each lesson. The lessons will be taught by a group of seasoned quilters who are unemployed single women struggling to provide for their families and being financially supported by Benjamin through donations made on their behalf. You can call Ιγνάτιο Μειμάρη at email@example.com for more information or to schedule a lesson beginning in November..
Cost: 15 euros per person at the door/ for a family the cost will be 15 euros at the door for the first person and 10 euros for the other family members.
-- Our quilt exhibition can be viewed from 10:00 am until 11:30 pm. At 6:00 pm Kristine Pappas will give a presentation on the history of quilting and afterwards Mary Bora and Kristine will teach a short workshop on the technique of art quilting for those in attendance. A concert will also be given from 8:30-11:30. The exhibit can be viewed during the concert.
SPARTH -- October 29-31 ΔΗΜΟΣΙΑ ΚΕΝΤΡΙΚΗ ΒΙΒΛΙΟΘΗΚΗ ΣΠΑΡΤΗΣ Λυκούργου 135 Σπάρτη contact the library for questions and further information: 2731 0 26853 & 21180
Monday events: -- Exhibition 8:00 am - 2:00 pm -- Demonstration on the Cathedral Window technique for quilting begins at 6 pm. We will have a short demonstration of the technique and also have photos for you to see how the block looks in a finished quilt. Tuesday events: -- Exhibition 8:00 am - 2:00 pm -- Demonstration on the Stain Glass Window technique for quilting begins at 6 pm. We will have a demonstration of the technique and have photos of how this kind of quilt can be used and displayed Wednesday events: -- Exhibition 8:00 am - 2:00 pm -- Quilt demonstration on working with curves begins at 6 pm.
Here are a few photos of our September 2012 conference: