Orient Express - An Artistic Train Ride Through Europe (SAQA Regional)

SAQA artists in this region live and work all over Europe and the Middle East or they originally stem from this region and are now located elsewhere, e.g. in North and South America or in the Carribean. Our project is based on the idea to bring together the diversity, the history, personal memories and the culture of Europe and the Middle East, to tell what we care about, what is important to us, and to express it in an art quilt.

The Orient Express was a luxury train line than originally ran between Paris and Istanbul. More cities and branches were later included.

Our artistic train ride starts in London and incorporates any other European and Middle Eastern cities where our members live or would like to be.

Scroll down to view all the artwork in this exhibition and read this SAQA Journal article. Don't miss this great video too!

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Exhibition Schedule

April 8 - 10, 2022: Patchwork & Quiltdagen, Rijswijk, Netherlands
May 20 - 22, 2022: Nadelwelt, Rheinstetten, Germany
June 8 - 10, 2022: Biennale Internationale d’Art Textile (BIAT) , Villefranche sur Saône, France
August 20 - 21, 2022: Grit's Life & Friends Quiltfest, Suderburg, Germany
Sept 9 -11, 2022: Veszprem Hungary
Oct 6 - 9, 2022: Belgische quilters Veriniging, Belgium
April 19 - 22, 2023: L'amour du fil, Nantes France
June 9 - 11, 2023: Quiltfestival Groningen, NL
August 25 - 27, 2023: Dansk Patchwork Forening´s Træf 2023 (Danish Patchwork Guild Meeting 2023)
September 16 - November 5, 2023: Steam museum Swindon, UK
Jan-May 2024: Grosvenor Shows UK (Newark, Haroogate, Duxford, Malvern and others)