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.
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.
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.
By Hayfa Al Mughni
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.
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
Annual Spring Bazaar
18th March 2017
FROM 10-00AM TO 6-00PM
AT HISTORIC BEIT AL SADU
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.
Kuwait Textile Arts Association
Under the auspices of Al Sadu Society
“George Clooney Has Back Pain.. Too”
A lecture demo by Dr.Ali AlAttar , On Tuesday January 24 2016 , 10-00 Am @ Bait Alsadu.
As Dr. Ali Al Attar says, Everything starts in the brain, your pain as well as your health. Aging.. is a big myth.. age is only a number.. aging is a perception. Your emotion, thoughts, beliefs and sprit will control your muscles, bones and joints, so carefully select what you store in your mind.
Physical therapist ,Pain speciality
Manual therapist BSc in Physiotherapy 2006, Kuwait University MSc in musckeloskeletal physiotherapy 2012, Sheffield Hallam University-UK PhD in pain psychology 2016, university of Birmingham- UK Social media activist since 2010
While working on your textile projects you may realize that you may have something common with movie star George Clooney .
Come and learn some techniques to ease those discomforts and get some tips on healthy life style.
Kuwait Yarn & Fibre Arts Group Coordinator
Kuwait Textile Arts Association.
The Fibre Arts Group usually meets every first and third Wednesday of the month.
Beit al Sadu
The members of the group practice a wide variety of textile art disciplines such as crochet , dyeing, hand embroidery , knitting, macrame, spinning , weaving ,etc .
At meetings members are encouraged to actively participate in trying new techniques and sharing skills or come with a piece of their own to complete or get advice. There is usually a demonstration, a mini workshop or a review of techniques learnt over a period of time. We also encourage members to bring any piece of hand work or books and magazines that have produced , bought or acquired to meetings for show & tell . New members , guests and beginners are welcome.
All members of the group are required to be a paid up member of Kuwait Textile Arts Association. Guests are welcome the fee being Kd 1 plus a charge for any materials used.