Sunday, 3 March 2013

Afghanistan Inspiration (part II)

As I promised in my last post about the exhibition "Afghanistan Inspiration", here are some photos of the event and the fantastic quilts on show. The main exhibition was at the Museo Internazionale Design Ceramico in Cerro di Laveno Mombello. Each quilt made by a European quilter englobes an 8 x 8 cm square embroidered by women in Laghmani, north of Kabul. The squares enable these women to improve the financial situation of their families. The exhibition shows the incredibile quality and versatility of these embroidered squares, promoting the self-help project of the DAI (Deutsch-Afghanische Initiative, German Afghan Initiative).







And here is a detail:


In the Laveno Mombello Library there was another exhibition organised by Daniela Cassani (then Delegate for Quilt Italia in Lombardia) and here are some details of quilts on show:

 


Details from Daniela Cassani's own beautiful quilt:






To finish off, here are some photos from our Raku Laboratory held by Atelier Capricorno, during which we produced Raku pieces for our Water and Lake Project quilts (Progetto Acqua e Lago) and also some very nice brooches for ourselves!
  









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