Place for crafts, manual work, rediscovery of traditions par excellence, Laveno Mombello’s water workshops is ready to host the Duvet Festival from 12 to 19 June under the protection of the Municipality.
The main character will be the American patchwork, that is, a craft of plasters, through which, by combining different types of fabric, artifacts are created for the home which, when padded and quilted, takes the name “quilt”.
The art of patchwork is old, as any population from any part of the world has always combined pieces of fabric to “restore” products that are now “used” to transform them into new useful works. The artistic sense, culture, and habits then ensured that each population gave these artifacts their own “imprint,” thus creating styles such as the country one or the one consecrated by the Amish people.
«After the success last year – explains the deputy mayor and councilor for culture, tourism and trade Mario Iodice – we are very pleased to sponsor an even richer and more articulate second edition conceived and designed by Francesca Miglierina, an enterprising dealer from Laveno. Textile art and culture are intertwined and the joy of seeing the wonderful artifacts on display at the Officine dell’Acqua will be accompanied by meetings and workshops entrusted to experts in the sector, to make our territory come alive again into a unique, original and quality event ».
A real one Exclusive gem will be the collection of Catherine and Jacques Légeret, unique in the world, as most of their quilts come from Amish and Mennonite families in the United States, whom they know personally or with whom they share activities during their many stays in the communities. On this occasion, about thirty Amish rugs will be presented, and to complete the exhibition there will also be some handicrafts.
Here is the program:
SUNDAY JUNE 12
11.00 Inauguration of the Quilt Festival Exhibition of 19th-century Amish rugs and artifacts In the presence of journalist Jacque Légeret After living for some time in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, in an Amish community, he wrote books on habits, lifestyle, and work.
From the tree trunks of the Amish community, he has managed to obtain unique pieces of 19th century craftsmanship and exhibit them at international exhibitions. Some duvets from the collection will be exhibited on the premises of the Officine dell’Acqua.
TUESDAY 14 JUNE
Textile workshop with Ramona Conconi Textile printing in the style of Andy Warhol Everyone, after creating a personal serigraphy frame, will continue with the technique on colored fabrics. The works will be gathered in a quilt, whereupon we move on to modern style quilting and finishing in the Textile Art style.
THURSDAY 16 JUNE
Workshop with Francesca Miglierina Decompositions By breaking down blocks and reassembling them, a “colorful garden” will be created. Everyone wants a set of fabrics at their disposal to be assembled according to a “fun and creative” technique. We make a 50 x 110 Runner
FRIDAY JUNE 17
Day off Opportunity to visit the MIDEC International Museum of Ceramic Design in Cerro di Laveno Visit the exhibition of LEONOR FINI –Segreta’s works.
SATURDAY 18 JUNE Conference day open to the public
10.00 will Dr. CUCITO, born Federico Errati from Mantua, teach you how to “keep your sewing machine healthy” and how to make the most of its possibilities
12.00 Elena Destro from AurifilThread, Italian company leader in the production of high quality cotton yarn, will be available to show the public the development process for a product that in the US is among the leaders in the ranking of consumption in sewing for patchwork and textile art
14.30 AMISH, A COMMUNITY OUTSIDE by Jaques Légeret.
The author will tell us about his experience among the Amish community, and through a guided tour of the exhibition he will tell us about the history, religion, habits and craftsmanship of a people living in 2022 with the habits and style of the 19th century. …
SUNDAY 19 JUNE Quilting day at Lake Maggiore
Gathering to sew in friendship and joy, an ancient patchwork art in Indian “Kawandi” style.
Overlays of colored fabrics, cut into small pieces that create unique pieces in the world.