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2017 KTAA Exhibition Special Mention

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Shaikha Altaf Salem Al Sabah,Patrons address

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The 2017 KTAA Annual Exhibition not only featured the judged show of recent works of members of Kuwait Textile Arts Association,Sadu weavers and display pieces from ‘Weaving Stories‘  but also  featured display ‘Walls of Appreciation’ and ‘Wall of Recognition’

The display ‘Walls Of Appreciation’ and “Wall of Recognition” are an addition to the Annual Exhibition for the first time with the suggestion of few valuable long standing members of KTAA which was highly appreciated and approved  by the  KTAA patron Shaikha Altaf Salem Al Sabah and  KTAA president Donna Shaya.

The ‘Walls of Appreciation’ were a tribute to the long standing members of the group for their whole hearted contribution and being role models to the group with their artistic talents as well as voluntary contribution  over the years.

The “Wall of Recognition” features the outstanding achievement from the  members of the group in the current  year.

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IMG_3911Hayfa Al Mughni

This year yet another name is added to that list of KTAA Master quilters who have exhibited in prestigious international quilt shows, This name is of our own member Hayfa Al Mughni. Hayfa Al Mughni’s quilt “My father’ displayed here in KTAA 2016 was selected and exhibited in the original design category in the 16th Tokyo Quilt Festival 2017, Cloth Needle and Yarn Festival.

Hayfa Al Mughni deserves our applause as she is also the first Kuwaiti textile artist from Kuwait to be selected to exhibit in Tokyo International Great Quilt Festival.

Hayfa Al Mughni Joined KTAA quilt group several years ago as a novice to the art but grew steadily as an accomplished quilter, winning several prizes in our annual exhibitions including best of show, judges choice highly commended and many more first and seconds. Her quilts were always unique with respect to the theme as well as her choice of colors and workmanship.

Congratulations Hayfa

Walls of Appreciation

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Leann Abdulrahim

Leann Abdulrahim joined KTAA in early 1995. Since then she has served as the committee member in different capacities. The quilt group came into existence in 1999 under the leadership of Jane Ellis McNaboe and we had an exhibition to showcase members’ quilts.

Leann took over as the very first large scale exhibition coordinator in the year 2000 and put her heart and soul into it, organizing flawless exhibitions, from taking care of international judges to climbing up the ladders to hang the quilts.

The largely international group with enthusiastic quilters and an exhibition the size of 150+ quilts was a challenge handled for years by LeAnn beautifully. As an ardent quilter winning many prizes and more than that a very giving person she took every new comer to the group under her wings by holding Sunday quilt classes at her diwaniya, by picking them and dropping them in their houses and by helping them fabric shopping. Her house and heart were, and still are, open to everyone who is part of KTAA.

Thank You Leann

IMG_4233Dorine Abdulelah

Dorine Abdulelah joined KTAA in 2002 and has been a great inspiration to young quilters. She received many ribbons for her needlework and quilts.

Dorine has been a role model to the group with her gentle ways and ever willingness to share her knowledge with other members.   In the late 1960s she started cross-stitching and moved into needlepoint and creating her own designs.

In the 1990s she discovered Kufi Arabic designs in the Boston Library and fell in love with them. She not only collected them but has stitched and quilted them herself. Her quilts are  based on her own designs,

Well Done Dorine

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Mariam Mousa

Mariam Mousa joined KTAA and quilt group several years ago and her quilts won every ones heart as well as judges as she was a constant winner in every judged show in Kuwait.

Mariam Mousa is a name connected to art quilting with Arabic life as themes. She choses paintings and turns them into textile arts which depicts the day today life of the Arab society.

Mariam’s quilts were unique as she follows very simple technique to produce beautiful pieces. Mariyam is a valuable member of the group inspiring other members

Well Done Mariam

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Few of the longstanding members of KTAA with the Patron Shaikha Altaf Salem Al Sabah

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KTAA President Donna Shaya with exhibition coordinator Hanan Al Kazemi

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Designed by Dorine Abudulelah

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Quilts by Mariam Mousa

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Quilts By Leann Abdulrahim

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Weaving stories display

Shyamala Rao

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2017 KTAA Annual Exhibition Winners

2017 KTAA Exhibition Winners

Traditional Bedouin Weaving
Master 6 entries
Winner Laila Yaser
Second Laila Yaser
Third Moody Aldefeery
Highly Commanded Mutarira Musallem

Student 22 entries
Winner Maha Abdulla Al Turki
Second Ashwaq Hussin
Third Maha Abdulla Al Turki
Highly Commanded Hayat Wssa Albloshi

Fibre Arts
Wearable Crochet 7 entries
Winner Maddie Elissawi – Shawl
Second Nawal Albaker – Jacket
Third Ranju Gandi – Modern Jacket
Highly Commended

Crochet table cloth or mat 7 entries
Winner Laila Alsolaiman – Ghadeer
Second Nawal Albaker – Table Cover
Third Lynette Dsouza – Rose Mesh Round table cloth
Highly Commended Kanwal Zarien – Beauty in nature

Afgahan 14 entries
Winner Maha Alajeel – Nouf
Second Yan Liu – Persian-Impression
Third Kare Osman – Baby blanket
Highly Commanded Maddie Elessawi – Baby blanket

Challenge (Embroidry) 4 entries
Winner Suzanne Mannolini – Afternoon shadow at yasaka shrine
Second Ranju Gandhi – Rose
Third Marlyn Kamal – Embroidery cushion

Quilting 

Traditionally Pieced 4 entries
Winner Janet Vigeant – Simly Sixteen
Second Hanan AlKazemi – 3D Blocks
Third Laila Alsolaiman – Pinweel Arrow

Art Quilt 5 entries
Winner Yan Liu – Matrix
Second Nawal Al Hazzani – Worry
Third Manjeet Kaur – Desert Sunset

Appliquéd 7 entries
Winner Yan Liu – Gold Lady
Second Laila Alsolaiman – Dresden
Third Nawal Al hazzani – Feather

Beginner 2 entries

Winner Afifa Behbehani – Card Tricks

Second Liliana Casas – Dads Princess

Challenge (Mix techniques) 4 entries
Winner Anette Born Rasmussen – No Border
Second Yan Liu – Hearts
Third Nawal Albaker – Spring
Highly commanded Amal Sadek

Judges Choice – Sheikha Altaf Nawal Al baker – Many colors

Judge Choice – Janine Ibbine Layla Yaser Wall Hanging

Best of Show Yan Liu – Matrix

Hanan Al Kazemi

Exhibition Coordinator

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Best of Show

Photo Credits: Madalina El Issavi

Shyamala Rao

Web Network Coordinator

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KTAA Annual Exhibition

KTAA 18th Annual Exhibition

Opening: Sunday 2nd April 2017
Time:7-00pm
Venue: Alfunoon Hall ,Dahiyat Abdulla Al Salam

 

Exhibition Hours: Monday 3rd April &Tuesday 4th April 2017
Time : 9-00am to 1-00pm and 4-00pm to 9-00pm

The exhibition will be featuring the judged show of recent works of members of Kuwait Textile Arts Association,Sadu weavers  and also showcasing the display pieces from ‘Weaving Stories’   a contemporary interactive exhibition and outreach initiative honoring the textile arts of Kuwait along with display ‘Walls of
Appreciation’ and ‘Wall of Recognition’ as special features .

All are welcome

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Shyamala Rao

Web Network Coordinator

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KTAA 18th Annual Exhibition

KTAA 18th Annual Exhibition-Upcoming Event.

2nd to 4th April 2017

The show will be judged by  international quilt judge Janine Ibbini from Abu Dhabi, UAE.

Janine 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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Another feather in the cap of KTAA Quilters.

Another feather in the cap of KTAA Quilters  .

Hayfa Al Mughni’s quilt “My Father” was selected and  exhibited  in the Original Design Category  in  the 16th Tokyo International Quilt Festival  2017-Cloth Needle and Yarn Festival .The Festival is the largest quilt show in the world spanning seven days with an average of 250,000 visitors per year.

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The KTAA quilt group, consisting of ladies from  different nationalities and since its existence in the year of 1999 has seen many a proud moments in the form of it’s members exhibiting and winning prizes in prestigious quilt shows world wide.

The KTAA quilt group members have not only exhibited quilts in Kuwait for the last 17 years but a good number among them also exhibited, chosen and even won prizes in prestigious international quilt shows like the Festival Of Quilts Birmingham England, International Quilt Festival Houston and International Quilt Show Dubai.

This year another name is added to that list of prestigious international quilt shows that the Kuwait quilters have exhibited,  by our own member Hayfa Al Mughni. Hayfa Al Mughni deserves our applause as she is the first Kuwaiti textile artist from Kuwait to exhibit and win a prize in an international show. She is also the first one to exhibit from KTAA in Tokyo International Great Quilt Festival. Congratulations Hayfa.

Hayfa Al Mughni Joined KTAA quilt group several years ago as a novice to the art , but grew steadily as an accomplished quilter, winning several prizes in our annual exhibitions including best of show, judges choice , highly commended and many more first and seconds.Her quilts were always unique with the theme as well as her choice of colors and workmanship.

My Father

By Hayfa Al Mughni

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Artists statement:I wanted to make a quilt for my deceased father.There are 1057 pieces in this quilt and  all the pieces are chosen from Dishdasha,fabric  a long cloth used by Kuwaiti men.The picture was taken in  India when I was in my twenties and my father shown  wearing a western suit and tie. I used to think he was always adventures and I have inherited it from him.

Size-87×66 Inches

Date:Jan 2016

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KTAA Spring Bazaar -Update

Under the able leadership of KTAA  Bazaar Coordinator Michele Banoori, recently held Spring Bazaar@Bait Al Sadu ,saw  28 vendors  selling quilts,rugs,sadu items, jewelry  and many more interesting items and lots of enthusiast  buyers making it a grand success as usual.

President Donna Shaya and the  KTAA committee members  were all there to extend any help needed.

Photo credits: Maddie El Issawi

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KTAA Spring Bazaar

KTAA

Annual Spring Bazaar

18th March 2017

FROM 10-00AM TO 6-00PM

AT HISTORIC BEIT AL SADU

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Dear All,

The event is organized by the Kuwait Textile Arts Association .KTAA is under the patronage of Al Sadu  Society.The Bazaar is a biannual event and the items sold are treasures loved by young and old alike.

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