Fiera Creattiva, Bergamo Italy, October 2017

Thanks to the amazing work of Lilliana Soli of Fantasy Quilt, a special exhibition of 365 Challenge Quilts was hosted by Quilt Italia, Claudio Ravelli or Fantasy Quilt and the Fiera Creattiva in Bergamo, Italy between 5 – 8 October, 2017!



Here are some articles from the local press:
* Bergamo News, October 10 (a piccie of me)
* Corriere della Sera, October 6 (another photo of the display)
* L’Eco di Bergamo, October 5 (a photo of the display and the huge crowds)
* Bergamo Post, September 28 (announcing the display)

There were 50 quilts displayed from all over the globe!

There were 5 awards, with first prize in the juried competition being a Janome S3 sewing machine! Other sponsors included: Clover Italia, Janome Italia, Madeira and Freudenberg.

Here are all the participants in front of my quilt:


Carlo Conte of Fiera Creattiva and Lilliana Soli of Fantasy Quilt at the Award Ceremony

Best of Show (audience choice)

This quilt was also selected as my personal favourite. Congratulations to Irene Grimes, from the USA. Her quilt is a work of incredible subtlety, featuring a range of carefully selected grey fabrics:

Irene’s long-arm quilting is exquisite and intricate:

Irene Grimes USA close up

Juried Winners

FIRST: Laura Armiraglio, Italy
Prize: Janome S3 sewing machine!
Laura’s quilt was made from Japanese fabrics.



Laura receives her prize.

SECOND: Gail Smith, USA

THIRD: Rosa Angela Sario, Italy

Small Quilts


The Winner: Maria van Grinsven, Holland

The other entries:


Vanda Vicich, Italy


Jolanda Pandiscia Bressan, Portugal (Azores)

Gallery of Entrants

Click on the thumbnail for a larger image.


Margaret Riebow, Germany

Anneke Visser, Holland


Rosa Angela Sario, Italy


Bruna Coiro, Italy


Beata Wypych, Poland


Marrianne Dubbeld, Holland


Elena Tortelli, Italy


Maria (Mimi) Kočanová, Slovakia


Brenda Clough, UK


Inge van Zweden, Austria


Marinella Flovian, Italy


Kamila Mendelova, Slovakia


Eva Pocza, Italy


Lydia De Mooij, Oman


Ombretta Loreti, Italy


Maria Bartel van den Oueland, Holland


Giovanna Cecchini, Italy


Teri Zoltánné Tót (Teri Tótné), Hungary


Rita Zivardi, Italy


Franca Deregibus, Italy


Milena Torretta, Italy


Laura Baragiola, Italy


Maria Antonietta Capelli, Italy


Anita Westin, Holland


Bruce Duncan, UK


Irma den Breejen, Holland


Maria Erbaggio Tedesco, Italy


Betty Rixon, Australia


Christina Albrecht, Germany


Angela Veduci, Italy


Christine Galley, UK


Kristine Selbman, Germany


Monica Lorenzon, Italy


Marian Keall, UK


Agnese Righi, Italy


Rosanna Holmgren, Sweden


Roberta Stocchetto, Italy


Monica Faedda, Italy


Nadia Godini, Italy


Roza Oros, Hungary


Giuliana nardin, Italy


Maria van Grisvan, Holland


Manola Peraldo Prun, Italy


Emmanuela Zorzi, Italy


Leonora Moroni, Italy


Lidia Stef, Italy


Stella Pedrocchi, Italy


Kathryn Kerr, Australia


Kathryn Kerr, Australia (back of quilt)

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