Laghmani Embroidery at Alsace

Last week i went to the 22nd European Patchwork Meeting at Sainte Marie Aux Mines in Alsace France. It was as always a fun occasion – i really go to see my friends, share experiences, drink wine and eat some good food. There were some fabulous quilts on show but my computer is full so i am struggling to post any photos of the quilts

One of the exhibitions I really enjoyed visiting was the Afghanistan collection of embroidery. It was appropriate as I was reading “The Little Coffee Shop of Kabul” by Deborah Rodriguez – now finished. Loved it!

I have met Pascale Goldenberg several times and have considered participating in one of the challenges to help promote the work she is doing in Afghanistan. I promised her I would write a blog post about her work

There are 200 embroiderers who embroider 8 cm squares to earn a living

More can be found on the website

You can see them in the background of her photo. She sets challenges that involve buying one of the squares and inserting into a small quilt and adding some more embroidery or quilting. They are then shown around Europe


Here are the ones I bought


So i am going to entry the Message competition – I have to include one of the squares and add some more embroidery. It must be in French and must include a messageimg_1523

This is the square I am going to useimg_1527

I promised to share this post to try to encourage more entries from the UK as there were none at the exhibition

Tomorrow I will add another post about some of the other exhibitions and share a couple of my new pieces of work – that’s if I can sort my computer out – or delete some of the many photos I have




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