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India Quilt Festival 2019

January 25-27th, 2019

Chennai, India

For the inaugural India Quilt Festival, we designed a modern throw quilt inspired by traditional jogakbos. Similar to Japanese boros, traditional Korean patchwork textiles, called jogakbos or wrapping cloths, were made by women during the Joseon dynasty in Korea, and are characterized by simple patchwork with a special seam technique and resplendent colour. In line with practices of re-use and repair, left-over fabrics were traditionally patched together into larger squares or rectangles. Inspired from the composition of jogakbos, the Mutai Pink Quilt was pieced in an improvisational manner using scrap fabrics in silk interspersed with cotton. 


The Festival featured over 150 quilts from across the world, along with quilting workshops and special exhibits. The Mutai Pink Quilt was awarded third place in the Modern Category.   


The festival culminated in a traveling exhibit of award winning quilts. Threads That Bind was hosted in prestigious buildings across the country and sought to celebrate and encourage the art of quilting. 


Exhibition locations:

Dakshin Chitra, Chennai

8–16 June, 2019


Jawahar Kala Kendra, Jaipur (in association with Indian Institute of Crafts & Design)

2– 6 October, 2019


AIFACS Gallery, Delhi (in association with the Confederation of Indian Industry)

11–15 October, 2019


Kolkata Centre for Creativity, Kolkata 

6–11 December, 2019


Collective Space, Coimbatore

20– 28 December, 2019


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