Previous Exhibitions

Overview of previous exhibitions

2017

January 27-29

Annual memorial for the victims of national socialism -St. Lamberti Lutheran Church in Oldenburg

The Lutheran Church in Oldenburg marked this annual memorial event by hosting the exhibition “Passing on the Comfort”. An open quilting bee was held at the same time.
For a photographic impression of the weekend and to read the sermon which was prepared by pastor Silke Oestermann in German, see here….

 

2016

November - December 2016 - Netherland
Year of the Refugee - Mennonite church in Roden
The foundation East West Contacts participated in this specially designated year of the refugee by exhibiting original quilts given for use by refugees in 1945 and provided several quiltmaking workshops for newcomers/refugees and residents of the city Noordenveld.

Mennonite church - Padkamp 2B - 9301 AX Roden
A selection of photos from the exhibit plus press release and other information in Dutch can be found here…..

September – France
European Patchwork Convention, St. Marie aux Miné.
Largest annual European conference takes place in 4 Amish villages in the Alsace. Visitors: 20,000+ from all over the world.
For more info, see Patchwork Europe

July – Germany
Sommerfest Millers Quilting, Mittenwalde
For more info, see Miller Quilting

June - Duitsland

Nadelwelt, Karlsruhe
Every spring, Karlsruhe becomes a paradise for patchwork and handwork enthusiasts , with vendors, art and cultural exhibitions and extensive workshops. Visitors: 20,000
For more info, see NADELWELT.

2014
June / September
Museum “Hoge Land “ – Warffum (NL)

2012
November / December
Museum  “in ’t Houten Huis “ - De Rijp (NL)
Museum “Het Walhuis Jan Boon “De Rijp (NL)
Shown together with exhibits „Doopsgezind mijn Passie“ and „De Diaspora“

2011
August / September
Mennorode - Elspeet (NL)

July / August
Mennonite Church – Steenwijk (NL)

June
Quilters Convention - Berlin (DE)

March / May  
War History Museum - Kiev, Oekraïne

February / April
Mennonite Church - Joure (NL)

2010
April / May
Mennonite and Reformed Church - Drachten (NL)

January / February
Canisius Church - Nijmegen (NL

2009
July / September
Mennonite Church – Witmarsum (NL)

2008/2009
November 2008 - March 2009
Quilts – „Kunst mit Q“ – Fries Museum, Leeuwarden (NL)
The quilts were part of this massively attended exhibit.

2008
Spring
The quilts were collected in Pennsylvania and brought home to Friesland by Wiske Beuker and Afke Kuipers

2007
MCC Traveling Exhibit to “Meet the Makers” in USA and Canada

2006
MCC Traveling Exhibit to “Meet the Makers” in USA and Canada
Wanderausstellung in USA und Kanada

2005
Launch of the MCC Traveling Exhibit to “Meet the Makers” in Akron and Lancaster, Pennsylvania (USA)  plus presentation of the book “Passing on the Comfort”

2002
February
American Women's Club House, Den Haag (NL)

1996
Menno Simons‘ 500. Birth Year Celebration plus MERK (Mennonite European Regional Conference) was held in the Netherlands.
The quilts were shown in several Mennonite churches.

September
At MERK, Broederschapshuis Mennorode – Elspeet  (NL)
Museum des 20. Jahrhunderts – Hoorn (NL)

May
Mennonite Congregation – Eindhoven (NL)

April
Public Library– Landsmeer (NL)
Surhuisterveen (NL)

February
DoRe-Congregation, Koningsweg – Alkmaar (NL)

1990
November
First official exhibition at American Discount Book Center -  Amsterdam (NL)