The Fourth International Quilt Show – Dubai was a grand success

We celebrate the finish of a wonderful 4th International Quilt Show, Dubai! Through the 26th of March to the 30th of March, we had so much of quilting activity happening in the Middle East, and we would like to thank each and every participant for their contributions towards IQS Dubai, 2014

Quilt Workshops

Our workshops and lecture-educations from the “Fantastic Four” International Quilting Teachers were attended at a full-capacity! We would like to thank all the 90 quilters from all over the world who spent their five days in complete quilting education and hope to see what they’ve learnt in their future projects. Our event was blessed to have Ricky Tims, Cindy Needham, Ina Meyer and Debby Brown this year, and we can’t wait to organize workshops with them in our future events

Quilt Exhibition

With a 150 registered quilts, our exhibition attracted many eyes in the halls of the extremely popular IKEA Center of the Dubai Festival City. Quilts were from as many as 15 different countries, spread across 5 continents! With more than 3000 visitors who saw the quilts and 600 people who took several rounds to vote for their favorite quilt, the exhibition was considered a complete success. From the desks of IQS Dubai, we believe that quilting is not as unknown as art as it was before the 26th of March 2014!

The Best of Show

The Best of Show award went to Marline Turner from South Africa. Her workmanship in the quilt labeled Passion Lives On won her a Bernina 750 QE!

Please view all prize winning quilts in our winners column

Thanking the Desert Quilt Guild for the support in terms of quilt hanging and take-down, quilt-keeping, and volunteering at the venue. We also thank the mall management of Dubai Festival City for all their cooperation, and thank Al-Fajer Information and Services for the stand layout and display

We would also like to thank our sponsors- Bernina, HandiQuilter, Classic Quilts & Quilting L.L.C. and Horn of Australia for all the support. The gifts from Robert Kauffman, Clover, Moda were also well-received.

We meet next in 2016! Look out for new regarding the 2016 IQS Dubai in this website over the next few months

Happy Quilting!

Shanker Ramakrishnan

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      Ricky Tims

      Ricky Tims is known in the international world of quilting as an enthusiastic and encouraging teacher, an award-winning quilter, and a talented and spellbinding speaker... More

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      Cindy Needham

      Cindy has been a quilter for 42 years. She devoted the first 25 years to hand quilting and the last 17 to machine quilting... More

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      Ina Meyer

      Ina made her first quilt in 1977 with fabric that was bought at stalls in Empangeni. This quilt did not last very long!... More

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      Debby Brown

      Debby doesn’t remember life without some form of needle arts. She crocheted and cross-stitched when she was very young and all through school she knit and sewed her own clothing... More

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