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Quilt Exhibits & Articles
- Ralli quilts were featured at the 17th European Patchwork Meeting held September 15-18, 2011 at St. Marie-Aux-Mines, Alsace, France. About 20,000 people came from all over Europe and other countries to view the rallis and other exhibits. For more information about this and future exhibits go to www.patchwork-europe.com. See pictures on the Ralli Quilts Facebook group.
- A wonderful exhibit of rallis, kanthas and other south Asian quilts was at the International Quilt Study Center Museum , part of the University of Nebraska in Lincoln, Nebraska between May 15 to November 19, 2010. The exhibit was entitled “South Asian Seams: Quilts of India, Pakistan and Bangladesh” and featured many quilts exhibited for the first time. Further information can be found at www.quiltstudy.org.
- Rallis were a part of the “World Threads II: Preserving Fiber Traditions” at the Tamarac Square in Denver, Colorado between April 24 to May 28, 2010. There was an exhibit of textiles from around the world plus items for sale. For further information, please check www.tactilearts.org.
- Since 2004, the first year of the International Folk Art Market in Santa Fe, New Mexico, ralli quilts have been featured. The Market is held the second weekend in July on the Museum Hill. Artists from around the world are represented. The rallis from Lila Handicrafts, a cooperative from the Thar Desert region of Pakistan as well as nomadic Saami quilts from Badin, Sindh were featured. In 2011, Naina, a ralli quilter and her husband, Surendar Valasai were able to attend. There was also a wonderful Museum exhibit including how making rallis is helping families cope with the devastating floods of 2010 and 2011 called The Arts of Survival. For further information the Market, please check: www.folkartmarket.org.
- There was a beautiful exhibit of 28 rallis at the La Conner Quilt and Textile Museum in La Conner, Washington in the historic Gaches Mansion. The exhibit ran from January 16-April 29, 2009. • The first major display of rallis in the United States was at the International Quilt Festival in Houston, Texas in 2003. The newly published book “Ralli Quilts: Traditional Textiles from Pakistan and India” was also featured. The exhibit was very well received.