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2018 KTAA Exhibition Opening Night

2018 KTAA Exhibition opening night

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2018 KTAA Exhibition Winners -Images



2018 KTAA Exhibition Winners -Images


3D Pyramids

Best of Show & Winner  Traditionally pieced.  Winner- Hanan Al Kazemi


Zodiac Signs

 Modern quilt: Winner-Afifa Behbehani



Wearable Art-Winner Laila Al Solaiman


Baby Blanket

Afghan  :Winner- Lynette Dsouza


Center piece of Tulip

Crochet  table cloth or mat :Winner-Lynette Dsouza

imageLaurie Lion

Toys: Winner- Marlyn Kamal


Beyond the Galaxy

Beginner: Winner-Maddi ElIssawi


Blue Garden

Mix Techniques: Winner-Maha Saleh Al Ajeel



Crochet Bag

Bags: Winner-Marlyn Kamal


Dear Hannah

Paper Pieced:-Winner-Yan Liu



Art Quilt: Winner-Nawal Al Hazzani


Autumn Allure

Appliqued: winner- Nadia Al Jarrah


Berber welcome in Taroudant

Embroidery: Winner-Suzanne Mannolini



Art quilt by Nawal Al Hazzani

Judges choice by Lisbet Borgggreen


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Wall Hang

Traditional Bedouin Weaving: Master Winner-Laila Yaser


Wall Hang

Traditional Bedouin Weaving : Student. Winner Hayat Al Bloshy

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2018 KTAA Exhibition Winners


2018 KTAA Exhibition Winners

Traditional Bedouin Weaving
Winner: Laila Yaser – Wall Hang
Second: Mutaira Mosalem – Wober bag
Third: Laila Yaser – Bosat

Winner: Hayat Al Bloshy
Second: Hayat Al Bloshy
Third: Hayat Al Bloshy

Fibre Arts
Wearable Art
Winner: Laila Al Solaiman – Pineaple
Second: Suzanne Mannolini – Harlequin
Third: Laila Al Solaiman – Little House
Highly Commended: Suzanne Mannolini – Pink Cables

Crochet Table Cloth or Mat
Winner: Lynette Dsouza – Center piece of Tulip
Second: Suzanne Mannolini – Spot in the pink
Third: Marlyn Kamal – Doily

Winner: Lynette Dsouza – Baby Blanket
Second: Amal Sadek – Happy Days
Third: Amal Sadek – Pinky
Highly Commended: Afifa Behbehani – Baby Blanket

Winner: Suzanne Mannolini – Berber welcome in taroudant
Second: Marlyn Kamal – Lamp Shade
Third: Amal Sadek – Elegant

Winner: Marlyn Kamal – Laurie Lion

Winner: Marlyn Kamal – Crochet Bag
Second: Suzzan Mannolini-2018 String Bag
Third: Marlyn Kamal – Shoulder Bag

Traditionally Pieced
Winner: Hanan Al Kazemi – 3D Pyramids
Second: Anette Rasmussen – Cowboy Quilt
Third: Lynette Dsouza – Showers of Flowers
Highly Commended: Laila Alsolaiman – Card trick

Art Quilt
winner: Nawal AlHazzani – Why
Second: Nawal AlHazzani – Mykonos
Third: Yan Liu – Woman with a Fan

Winner: Nadia Al Jarrah – Autum Allure
Second: Nawal Al Hazzani – 4 Finger
Third: Liliana Casas – This is Colombia
Highly Commended: Anette Rasmussen – Plates

Paper Pieced
Winner: Yan Liu – Dear Hannah
Second: Hanan Al Kazemi – Prince of Humanity
Third: Anette Rasmussen – Drops

Modern Quilt
Winner: Afifa Behbehani – Zodiac Signs
Second: Laila Al Solaiman- 3D

Mix techniques
Winner: Maha Al Ajeel – Blue Garden
Second: Hanan Al Kazemi – My Shelf
Third: Laila Al Solaiman – Crazy Quilt

Winner: Maddi ElIssawi – Beyond the Galaxy
Second: Yasmin Gallego – Bedroom Decorative
Third: Venesa Varela – Lucia
Highly Commended: Esraa Marafi – Mini Quilt


Judge choice by Lisbet Borggreen: Nawal Al Hazzani – Mykonos


Best in Show: Hanan Al Kazemi – 3D Pyramids

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KTAA 19th Annual Exhibition Workshops

Kuwait Textile Arts Assosiations 19 th Annual Exhibition opens at 7 pm on 15 th April 2018 with grand opening and awards ceremony. Exhibition will be open to public uptill 17 th April 2018 .

The show will be judged by international quilt judge Lisbet Borggreen from Denmark. Lisbet Borggreen will be conducting two workshops for the Kuwait Quilters Group during her stay in Kuwait.

Insert Circles Workshop

16 th April 2018

Japanese Folded Workshop

17 th April 2018



imageExhibition Coordinator

Hanan Al Kazemi

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KTAA 19th Annual Exhibition

KTAA  19 th Annual  Exhibition

15 th April  2018

7 pm

Opening and Awards ceremony

Kuwait Texile Arts Association Cordially invites you to the 19 th annual exhibition .

The show will be judged by international quilt judge Lisbet Borggreen from Denmark.

Lisbet Borggreen will be conducting two workshops for the Kuwait Quilters Group during her stay in Kuwait.

The exhibition will be show casing the recent works of Kuwait quilters , Fibre Arts group,and Sadu Weavers and organized and put together by the Exhibition coordinator Hanan Al Kazemi.

All are welcome to attend.




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KTAA Annual Exhibition



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KTAA Spring Bazaar

KTAA Spring Bazaar

24 March 2018

Sadu House



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KTAA Annual Exhibition 2018

KTAA Annual Exhibition 2018

Entry Category List 2018


1- Traditional
Traditionally Pieced, whole cloth, English paper piecing, Hand or machine Quilting.
2- Art Quilt
Pictures made from fabric can use different techniques
3- Appliqued
Hand or machine applique’. Hand or Machine Quilting.
4- Paper Pieced
Foundation Paper Piecing. Hand Quilting or Machine Quilting.
5- Modern Quilt
New style of quilt, check the internet or modern quilt magazine for example. Hand or Machine Quilting.
6- Mix techniques
Work that combines multiple techniques into one quilt.
Any design, any style, any size you like. Hand or Machine Quilting.
7- Beginner
New quilter 2 years or less. Hand or Machine Quilting.

Fiber Art

1- Wearable Art
Clothing made by crochet, knitting, or loom, Including:
Jacket, Shawl, sweater
2- Crochet table cloth or mat
Any table cover made by crochet
3- Afghan
Any size or type of blanket made by crochet, loom and knitting.
4- Embroidery
Hand embroidery stitches including cross stitch, counting stitch.
Any project, any size you like.
5- Toys
Any style of toys: Knitting, Crochet.
6- Bags
Bags made by crochet, Knitting, Loom, other techniques and hand sewing.

Sadu Weaving

• Master
• Student


                                Rules and Regulations 2018


Submitting your entry form:

Entry forms must be submitted no later than
Monday, April 2, 2018.

Exhibitionentries@gmail.com  One form will be needed for each of your entries

Submitting your work:

Your Work must be Submitted no later than 11 am on Thursday, April 12th 2018

General Information:

1. All participants in the exhibition should be members of KTAA with membership registration before December 31, 2017. Moreover, members should be active: meaning attending some monthly meeting, and sharing your knowledge with the group.

2. Work displayed and judged in previous years in Kuwait, will not be allowed to be exhibited.

3. Project submitted to the exhibition must be your own work, not done in collaboration with someone else.

4. Work should be recently completed within the last year.

5. Each member will be allowed to display up to 3 items from the same category. The first of which will be displayed free of charge the second and third items will be charged a fee of 5 KD each.

6. All fiber art entries must be done by hand. No machine use is allowed.

7. All quilts including bed quilts, must have a hanging sleeve on the back which is at least 4 inches deep and about 2 inches narrower than the width of the quilt, through which a piece of doweling or bamboo will fit. For bed size quilts put two sleeves on the top with 4’’ gap between. For larger quilts if you put a hanging sleeve from the bottom as well as dowel can be put in there too to ensure the quilt hangs straight.

8. Work submitted must be in a finished state and ready for hanging.

9. The committee has the right to move entries if they are in the wrong category, the committee will notify the artist of the move.

10. The hanging committee will determine the method of hanging and the location of the entries. The Committee also reserves the right to reject any item from the exhibition if hanging is not possible, too problematic or it is in an unfinished state.

11. All submissions must have an identifying label with the name of the artist and title of work securely attached to the back of the entry. Print off the registration number or hand write it, and stitch it over your name. Any item without label will be rejected.

12. If you wish to offer an entry for sale, please indicate your price on the entry form. By offering your entry for sale, you give permission to publish your phone number. All transactions will be between yourself and the potential customer. If you offer your entry for sale, it is your responsibility to ensure that you comply with permission to sell it if you have used a commercial pattern.

13. Every member must complete the entry form that will hang beside her work and send it via email. Kindly use the “comic sans” font to fit to half page.

14. All Participants must attend the hanging process and take turns supervising the hall during the exhibition hours.
Completing the entry form on your computer – 5 easy steps:

1. Download the entry form to your computer.
2. Complete one separate form for each entry and save it on your computer.
3. Compose an e-mail to exhibitionentries@gmail.com and attach your entry form and send it no later than April 2, 2018. Please submit before the deadline, so the committee has time for the preparations.
4. You will receive a confirmation email.
5. You will receive message with your registration number, print the registration number and stitch it over your name. Any item without label will be rejected.

Collection of Entries
You may pick up your entries on Wednesday April 18, 2018. between 9-11 am at the exhibition hall, please indicate on your entry if someone else is collecting your work.

By sending an entry form to KTAA I agree to honor the rules of the show and to accept the decisions of the judges as final. I understand that KTAA will take every precaution to safeguard the entries during the exhibition, but they will not be held liable for damage or loss. I agree to allow photography of my entry. I agree to permit the image to be used for publications for and about the show. I understand that credit will be given where possible, but that there will be no compensation paid for such use.

Name/ Signature

Thank you for participating in the 2018 KTAA Exhibition

Hanan Alkazemi
KTAA Exhibition Coordinator 2018



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KTAA Winter Bazaar -Upcoming Event

Dear All,

We will be holding our annual KTAA Fall bazaar on Saturday, November 11th 2017.

We invite you to come and participate in this unique and exciting handicraft bazaar at the historic Sadu house!

Time :10am to 6pm 

The Bazaar is open to all.

Michele Ballerand (KTAA Bazaar coordinator)


A selection of photos from previous years .

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Indonesian Batiks Exhibition-Glimpses

KThe recently concluded Indonesian Batiks Exhibition  at the historic Sadu House was a grand  success.


Below are  few images from the exhibition.