India Quilt Festival Tour 2021
Join us in January 2021 for the second edition of the India Quilt Festival - India's only International Quilt Show.
Organised by Quilt India Foundation this event showcases quilts by international and local designers and will be held in the historic city of Chennai, on the Bay of Bengal in eastern India.
This promises to be a vibrant and exciting event for Quilt enthusiasts, with workshops and talks lead by experts and leading designers from the international quilting community, as well as plenty of vendor stalls selling gorgeous materials and threads for you to bring home and use in your own designs.
Chennai, the capital of the state of Tamil Nadu (previously known as Madras) has a long history of fabric production. Indeed, fabric historians believe the first madras-woven yarn was spun from the bark of ancient trees dating back before the 10th century. Original madras was made using vegetable dye and featured plain cotton muslin - over time it was embroidered and printed in different patterns, using rice paste as an adhesive, and red, blue and black as main colours.
This region of south-east India has also been characterised by a long history of trade and exchange. During the time of the Raj, Chennai was a key British settlement and hub of The English East India Company which thrived exporting textiles and spices to the world, introducing madras plaid fabric to a global market.
We are very excited to be working closely with the Event organisers and as India is such a special destination to explore, we will be adding excursions and visits to enhance your experience, including a visit to the tranquil and magical backwaters of Kerala, on the Malabar coast.
If you would like to Register to receive the full tour programme when it is finalised, please get in touch. Booking will open Spring of 2020.
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