The Second International Festival of Art Textile, Benalmadena 2018 Program of the Festival

Program of the Festival

Dear friends!
We remind you that the inauguration of our 2nd International Festival of Art Textile Benalmadena 2018, will take place on September 7 at 19.00 in the cultural center of Castle Bil-Bil, at the address: Avenida Antonio Machado, 78, Benalmadena.

Program of the event

1. Castle Bil-Bil - from 7 to 16 September from 10.00. to 13.00 and from 17.00 to 21.00 (Mon-Fri)
Exhibition for professionals. It will feature the work of professional art quilters and widely renowned international patchworkers.
At the exhibition you can see the wonderful works of famous masters from Spain, Great Britain, France, Poland, Russia and Uzbekistan, get acquainted with artists, talk about their works, learn the secrets and subtleties of their techniques.

2. Park Paloma – 8-9 September from 18.00 to 21.00
In the open air in one of the most beautiful parks in Europe will be an exhibition- competition of quilts and patchwork amateures. 
The international jury will choose the best works of these amateur quilters. 
There is also an annual Viewers’ Choice Award. It will be presented by the Mayor of Benalmádena.

ATTENTION: in connection with unfavorable weather conditions (torrential rains) the second part of the Festival is postponed. The exact dates will be agreed with the city administration and are tentatively scheduled for next weekend, September 15-16.
About what will be announced later.
We apologize for any inconvenience.

Charitable program of the Festival

During the Festival there will be a charity raffle in favor of the cancer hospice Cudeca. In the raffle will be played three prizes: 
- a handmade blanket of the masters of the Russian school of patchwork by Lyubov Lezhanina, 
- a check of The Vithas Xanit for 1000 euros (for a full medical check-up) 
- and a special prize from LuckyQuilters Association.
Winners of the raffle will be announced on September 14 in the Castillo Bil-Bil and will be published on the official page of the Foundation Cudeca.
All proceeds from the lottery will also be transferred to the Foundation Cudeca in support of cancerous patients. Sale of raffle tickets will be carried out throughout the festival from 7 to 14 September.

In the park Paloma  during the exhibition-competition of works of amateur masters of quilt there will be a show of covers for pillows-hearts, made by patchworkers from all over the world. 
This new campaign was initiated by LuckyQuilters association in support of the «Kölner Herzkissen e.V.» association's initiative in Köln (Germany) that sews heart-shaped pillows to help in the rehabilitation of women, who underwent surgery to remove breast cancer. All participants of the Festival supported our initiative and brought cushion covers with their patchwork design. The action of solidarity was a great success, groups of women of more than 20 nationalities took part in it. After the Festival the covers will be sent to Germany to the Cologne Association.

In addition in Park Paloma charitable fundraising will be held in boxes-banks to help disabled children of the Center for People with Disabilities «Alhaurin de la Torre la Candelaria».

From the bottom of the heart we invite all comers to visit our holiday of art and kindness!

Free admission

Castle Bil Bil
Charity raffle

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