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"We Celebrate!" – Invitation to an International Textile Community Project

For 100 years, women have been allowed to vote in Germany, Quilt around the World‘s home country. In some countries women‘s suffrage was introduced earlier, in others much later. Even today, women (and men) are still not allowed to vote at all or only with restrictions in many countries, or to have themselves elected.

Munich, Germany, May 09, 2019 --( The online portal Quilt around the World takes this important milestone for democracy and equal rights as an opportunity for a new international textile community project.

All quilters and textile crafters worldwide, whether beginners, occasional quilters or professionals, are invited to take part in this textile celebration and take a look back at the successful path already taken, while at the same time thinking about their current personal and societal situation and the future challenges.

The task of the participants is to freely interpret and “translate” their creative ideas on the topic of "women's rights, equality and freedom" into a textile patchwork block and thus become part of an international and intercultural quilting project.

There are several block formats and sizes to choose from and no restrictions on patterns, techniques, textile materials and embellishments used. Only the colour purple must be included in the block. The design of the block motif must be original, i.e. designed by the participants themselves, and thus copyright-free. In addition to the patchwork block, a short description of the inspiration for the chosen motif and the underlying motivation shall be submitted.

From all the blocks submitted, a joint textile piece will be created, which will be shown at regional, national and international quilting events.

Participation in this non-commercial community project is free of charge.

The closing date for submitting the sewn blocks is 29 February 2020.

All information is now available online at:

About Quilt around the World

Quilt around the World GmbH, headquartered in Munich, was founded in 2010 and provides an innovative, independent and international online portal for patchwork and quilting.

At quilters and other textile enthusiasts will find many sources for inspiration and comprehensive information on patchwork, quilting, and other forms of textile crafts. Online activities and international community quilt projects unite quilt friends around the globe. Besides quilt patterns and tutorials, there are interviews with quilt artists, book and product reviews as well as travel reports for international quilting destinations available online. All articles are published in English and German.
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Quilt around the World GmbH
Anke B. Calzada
0049-8161-787 14 18
Groß-Nabas-Str. 3
D-81827 Munich

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