MICE Middle East Websites

Marina Mall – Abu Dhabi Hosts International Quilt Show

For the first time in the capital, Marina Mall – Abu Dhabi, the leading shopping destination, hosted prize-winning quilts from the International Quilt Show Dubai. In parallel, and as part of Her Highness Sheikha Shamma Bint Sultan Bin Khalifa Al Nahyan’s ‘Quilts Are Art’ competition for school children, the mall displayed all the paper quilt blocks submitted in the competition from February 18-20, 2016.

 

The International Quilt Show Dubai specialises in high-quality quilts both regionally and globally, and features designs that range from traditional and contemporary, to innovative, three-dimensional and wearable arts. Professional quilters, traders, and hobbyists alike had the opportunity to see first-hand the winning quilts in each category from around the world.

 

Furthermore, visitors to Marina Mall – Abu Dhabi got the chance to experience the work of talented elementary and junior high students from six schools across Abu Dhabi. The competition introduced children to the art of quilt-making and exposed them to the strategies and complexities involved in the whole process. Measurement, geometry, symmetry and creativity were all evident in the pieces on display that were produced by the artistic students.

 

Commenting on the charity quilt, HH Sheikha Shamma Bint Sultan Bin Khalifa Al Nahyan, said: “I would like to thank ‘Capital City Quilters’ for designing and creating such a unique quilt, the proceeds from which will enable the ‘Wanna Read’ initiative to promote education for children who are unable to go to school due to illness. I am happy to be a sponsor of the contest ‘Quilts Are Art’ and I hope it will inspire more children to further explore this form of textile art.”

 

Commenting on the exhibition and competition, Tarek Tohami, Acting General Manager at Marina Mall, said: “We are always looking to create an exclusive experience with a diverse range and events and are very excited to have hosted Abu Dhabi’s first quilt exhibition.

 

“We are also grateful for the opportunity to be a part of the great initiative brought forth by Her Highness Sheikha Shamma Bint Sultan Bin Khalifa Al Nahyan. ‘Quilts Are Art’ allowed children to experience the intricacies of quilt-making, inspiring them to truly explore this unique form of art.”

 

Additionally, on display was the charity quilt made by the Capital City Quilters, the proceeds of which were donated to the “Wanna Read” charity, of which Sheikha Shamma Bint Sultan Bin Khalifa Al Nahyan is the founder.

 

Larisa Miller, President at Capital City Quilters, said: “It is my pleasure as president of Capital City Quilters, to donate these quilts, which will benefit the ‘Wanna Read’ initiative. Quilting is a centuries old art form that is both beautiful and practical. Whether done by hand or machine, quilting inspires both creativity and innovation, and the exquisite quilts which were the winners at the International Quilt Show Dubai are stunning proof that quilts are not simply bed coverlets.’

 

HH Sheikha Shamma Bin Sultan Bin Khalifa Al Nahyan, along with the president of the Capital City Quilters selected the winning pieces from the ‘Quilts Are Art’ competition, after which all participating entries were on display at the mall.   

Back to Home Page

Emirates Park Zoo & Resort has announced the launch of Qasr Al Turath, their newest restaurant that is set to provide an unparalleled gastronomic experience with true Arabian hospitality.more
Ghaya Grand Hotel Spa and Wellness Club offers one year of gym membership with an array of spa therapy and massage promotionsmore
World Spa Awards – the global initiative to recognize and reward excellence in the spa and wellness sector – has revealed that its Gala Ceremony 2019 will be hosted at Armani Hotel Dubai on 21st October 2019. more
Regional airlines add 58 new routes across the GCC in 2018 .. Almost 50% of new UAE routes introduced in 2018 are to destinations in Europe; with Russia claiming the second largest share of new flightsmore
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called on the government of Jordan to continue to focus on aviation as a strategic enabler of the country’s economic growth and development. Aviation already supports close to $2.more
Emirates has announced a number of appointments to its commercial operations team across the Middle East, GCC and Africa, further demonstrating the airline’s commitment to strengthening its long-term commercial strategy and offer more
My Emirates Pass is back, offering visitors exclusive membership discounts to more than 500 locations across the UAEmore
Runners from around the country will be descending upon the sands of Ras Al Khaimah on 9 February 2019 to test themselves in the Ras Al Khaimah Half Marathon. Participants, supporters or viewers wanting to soak in the action can tmore
The skies lit up with spectacular fireworks, as Atlantis, The Palm put up an impressive show on new year’s eve. More than 10,000 visitors in the UAE were offered an evening of unforgettable sights, incredible sounds and exquisite more
Celebrate the advent of 2019 in the lap of luxury and relaxation at Rixos Bab Al Bahr’s world class Anjana Spa. With soothing spa treatments and a special New Year’s discount on the programme, NYE at Rixos Bab Al Bahr is poised tomore
Advertise with us.
Memorable Moments at Movenpick Resort & Spa Tala Bay Aqaba
Honeymoon Middle East Media
Ramada Dead Sea Resort
Gorgeous Montenegro: the best of the coast
AK International - Pakistan
IMFT 2018 - Thailand - Pictures
خدمات أوربان بيوتي تايلند
Boost Your Networking Potential In ISTANBUL!
Sea Sand Sun Resort & Villas - Pattaya, Thailand
Bangkok Marriott Marquis Queen’s Park, MICE Leader Hotel in Thailand
ATF Vietnam 2019
EMITT Istanbul
The Westin Grande Sukhumvit, BANGKOK
Maximus BD Tours & Travels DMC Bangladesh

Copyrightï¿¿ Mice Middle East 2013

P.O.Box 841113 Amman 11180 Jordan, Marj Alhamam, Amman - Jordan

Mobile: +962 785557778 fax: +962 65713689

Email: motaz.mice@gmail.com   Website: www.micemiddleeast.com

Motaz Othman Email