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Going over Seas…. International Quilt Show – Dubai, UAE 2020

Sew Steady was pleased to attend this years International Quilt Show in Dubai, UAE!

Event Director Shanker Ramakrisknan and his wife Mala, a quilting expert own and operate the Dubai-based Classic Quilts & Quilting.  It is sole distributor of Bernina sewing machines for the UAE, Kuwait and Oman. They are also the sole distributors for the Middle East for Handi Quilter, USA and Horn of Australia Sewing cabinets.

They begin the IQSD back in 2008, with the vision of putting the UAE on the international quilting map.

“My wife Mala is a keen quilter, starting the first quilting store in the Middle East. We have both seen the hobby and the event go from strength to strength. This year’s event features an incredible line-up of educational activities, a bigger competition and exhibition than ever before, and the chance to test out first-hand some of the world’s best equipment, including Bernina, Brother and Handi Quilter Longarm quilting and sewing machines,” says Ramakrishnan.

Check out the following video clip of the show highlights
https://youtu.be/TmawkNkWMgk

The event has been a huge success. IQSD is held every two years, and has grown tremendously.  Attracting people from all over the region, the event is open to all, free to attend and run not for profit.

 Sew Steady was delighted to be front and center highlighting our Westalee Design Templates.  With such a crowd of quilting enthusiasts and to see the passion, artistic vision and talent we will be looking forward to the next IQSD Show.

Take time now to plan for the next show, you will not want to miss this!
You can find more details at http://www.quiltsdubai.com/

 

Below are some of the amazing quilts displayed…….


Information gathered from the following related Articles:

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www.gulftoday.ae/culture/2020/02/25/the-international-quilt-show-dubai-will-be-a-sew-cool-event

fridaymagazine.ae/life-culture/people-profiles/learn-to-let-go-life-lessons-from-a-quilt-maker-1.2306850

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