8th European Quilt Triennial 2021


The Textilsammlung Max Berk / Kurpfälzisches Museum are pleased to announce that entry for the 8th European Quilt Triennial is now open.

Please click to download an entry form. The closing date for submission of applications is 16th January 2021.

The following prizes will be awarded:

  1. 1st prize – Doris Winter Memorial Prize for innovation in material, technique and design – €5,000 donated by the Betty Barclay Group
  2. 2nd prize – €1,000 for talented young quilters and newcomers under the age of 40
  3. 3rd prize – €1,000 for innovation in a large format (minimum 3 m², maximum 4 m²)

Malou Cecille van Draanen Glissmann_Nightmare_Prize for talented young quilters_photo Monika KirkThe exhibition is expected to be shown in Heidelberg from 10th October 2021 to 16th January 2022 and thereafter at the Kreismuseum Zons in Germany and the Textilmuseum St. Gallen in Switzerland. Plans for further exhibitions in Germany and other countries are currently under discussion.

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