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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


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


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
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


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.


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


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


Annual Spring Bazaar

18th March 2017

FROM 10-00AM TO 6-00PM



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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“George Clooney Has Back Pain.. Too”

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.



Ali AlAttar

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.