Sitges International Patchwork Festival
Start Date: March 15, 2012
End Date: March 18, 2012
Time: 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
The 2012 12th commercial Patchwork Trade Fair (Festival)Arguably showing the most important collection of artistic textiles in Spain.
With national, Spanish, and international exhibits, known throughout the world, filling Sitges with fabrics, creativity, shapes and colours.
- Attracting over 10,000 visitors to Sitges
- Over eighty stands
- Workshop demonstrations
- Other activities such as patchwork courses
- Free workshops for children
Exhibition opening hours: Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10am to 7pm. Sunday 11am until 3pm.
Trade Fair opening hours: Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 11am until 7pm. Sunday from 10am until 3pm.
Price: Entrance fee for the exhibitions and trade fair 10€
Members and advance purchase 7€
(Entrance tickets are valid for every day)
The main show is the exhibition/contest of the AEP with competition entries sent in by members.
This year the theme is “Connections”.
It is forecast that more than 100 works will compete in sixteen prize winning categories. The first prize is known as “best of show” and will be awarded to the quilt that stands out as the best in every aspect – design, quilting, workmanship etc. Having reached the finals these works are usually exhibited in other competitions around Spain and Europe.
- Kaffe Fasset and Brandon Mably Elly Sienkiewicz presents an outstanding collection from Baltimore for the first time in Europe
- Carol Taylor
France – this year’s invited country
Courses and Workshops
Patchwork Trade Fair
This year the commercial section will once again be situated on the Paseo de la Ribera, the main beach promenade (sea front Sitges) .
Owing to the large number of requests to take part, both from home and abroad, the AEP Board, in agreement with Sitges Council, have decided to erect a second marquee of 550 square metres alongside that of 1000 square metres, which will enable more than 80 companies to take part.
As well as the trade fair, the public can visit the tradestands of all the related businesses concentrated in the exhibition, whether they be wholesalers, distributors or importers of patchwork materials.
It is the only specialist trade fair in Spain.
In organising this festival, the AEP relies on a range of companies, without whose sponsorship the festival could not take place.
Places are limited and you need to book in advance. The price of the activity of € 2 per child enrolled. Ages: 3 to 10 years
Sitges Carnival 2012 Official Program released here (in a CD style format), includes a cut out costume :): http://issuu.com/ajuntamentdesitges/docs/sitges_programa/1?mode=window
Museu Romàntic Can Llopis
Carrer Sant Gaudenci
The Heritage Consortium joins Sitges Carnival proposing a workshop and dance masks for the whole family. This activity is scheduled for Saturday, February 11 at the Museum Romance Can Llopis.
Workshop and masked ball at the Romantic Museum in Sitges
The Consortium Sitges Heritage joins the Carnival offering a workshop and dance masks for the whole family. This activity is scheduled for Saturday, February 11 at the Museum Romance Can Llopis.
Museums in Sitges, in order to participate in arraigades traditions of the town, offer a workshop at the Romantic Museum Can Llopis aimed at family audiences.
The activity will take place on Saturday, February 11 at 11 am, where children between 3 and 10 years participate in a workshop fun and easy to wear masks on Carnival. (not sure of end time)
In the museum library materials and experimenting with different textures for children to develop creativity and manual skills. At the end of the workshop will be taught the masked ball at the Reception Room of the Romantic Museum, where the Smith family are celebrating their events.
Calle San Gaudenci
Please check timings etc. before going
Telephone 93 894 29 69
Fax 93 894 85 29
Web www.diba.cat/museums/sitges.asp (broken)
Tuesday to Saturday
from 9.30 to 14 and from 15.30 to 18.30
Sundays and holidays
10 to 15 h
Summer: Tuesday to Saturday
from 9.30 to 14 and 16 to 19 h
10 to 15 hours
About the Organizers :Spanish Association of Patchwork (AEP) Spanish Patchwork Association AEP More than ten years of patchwork in Spain. The Spanish Patchwork Association was founded in 1998 by fourteen enthusiasts. Thirteen busy years later there are 2000 members, making Spain one of the European countries where over the past few years the growth in popularity of patchwork has been most marked. The AEP publish a quarterly magazine with the latest news from the world of patchwork, both national and international. They publish extensive reports on current events such as exhibitions, trade fairs and on the latest patchwork products. Asociaci
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