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Quilting

A little patch of heaven

As far as holidays go, we got off to a late start this summer, and I decided to spend a few days combining packing for our three-week holiday with the grandparents with a wardrobe clean-out.

Sunday, 29 July, 2012, 12:00am

Hanging by a thread

Evelyna Liang Yi-woo is unfurling a jumble of vibrantly coloured quilts at her Wong Chuk Hang studio. Each handicraft shows a tableau of daily life: a child playing, a woman tending a field, a family at dinner.

The needlework is a trip down memory lane, says Liang, who for two decades has been using fabric art to build confidence and community spirit among women's groups.

29 Jan 2009 - 12:00am

Carousel envy

Chanel's new luggage collection has already been spotted being towed by actors Penelope Cruz and Diane Kruger, and is bound to become a jet-setter essential this summer. Part of the Paris-New York collection, the 11 pieces are simple and streamlined.

9 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

Jumbo quilt for the elderly

A giant 1,150-square-metre quilt is to be sewn together during a public ceremony organised to highlight concern for the elderly.

The 'Hundred-Family Patchwork Quilt' programme - organised by the Tung Wah Group of Hospitals and The Hong Kong Jockey Club - will transform second-hand cotton materials into more than 400 patchwork quilts.

8 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

Eye-catching patchworks to benefit visually impaired

HUGE TIE-DYE patchworks brightened up Park Court at Pacific Place the past weekend as part of the Tie D'eye visual arts and fundraising project.

Jointly organised by Standard Chartered Bank and the Hong Kong Youth Arts Festival, the project aims to raise awareness about the visually impaired.

13 Jul 2005 - 12:00am

NEEDLEWORK AND ART EXHIBITION

St Paul's School in Lam Tin hosted an art and needlework exhibition to promote the appreciation of visual arts last Friday.

The exhibition, which showcased the work of secondary school students, covered various forms of art, including graphic design, painting, quilting, dress- making, installations, calligraphy and ceramics.

19 Jan 2005 - 12:00am

Stitching together a symbol of labour

Women workers are aiming to make the world's biggest quilt

A local women's group is seeking to shatter a mark in the Guinness World Records by stitching together 2,000 pieces of cloth to create the largest-ever quilt.

30 Sep 2004 - 12:00am

Hobby house hopes to cash in on Art Jam success

The success of Art Jam, where people paint and drink wine, has prompted the arrival of a competitor. Hobbies Central opened officially at the beginning of the month. Offering the arts and crafts enthusiast more options than slapping paint on a daunting canvas, it is focusing on hobbies such as teddy bear making and quilting.

11 Mar 2004 - 12:00am

Clearer picture of AIDS

Local youths have been given a chance to display their creativity and concern for AIDS patients through a series of art activities.

'Art Against AIDS 98', jointly presented by Teen AIDS, DanceArt Hong Kong and Hong Kong Arts Centre, kicked off with the Hong Kong AIDS Memorial Quilt Project Handover and Tree of Life.

29 Dec 1998 - 12:00am

Home for AIDS sufferers gets a boost

The Society for AIDS Care hosted a spring carnival to increase public awareness of the disease before its hospice opens this month.

Families flocked to the Stanley Fort Sports Ground to support the fund-raising campaign while enjoying the food and entertainment programmes. A clown and stilt walker entertained the children at 11 am, before the arrival of Mickey Mouse.

13 Mar 1997 - 12:00am

Universal origins of quilting

Where did quilting come from? Quilting has been a part of many cultures throughout the world.

It was used for clothing in China, India, the Middle East and parts of Africa. In European countries, quilting became an art form in the 14th century.

The patchwork quilt is pretty much an American invention.

29 Apr 1996 - 12:00am

Scottish art break

THERE has been a gaping space in the gallery area of the Rotunda in Exchange Square for far too long. This is tough on the culture-seeking suits who work there, who have also lost at least two galleries, Plum Blossoms and Schoeni - driven into Mid-Levels by the high rents.

8 Feb 1996 - 12:00am

Coffee shop culture salutes sputnik chic

THE latest trend report for Fashion Week indicates four directions for designers in the autumn/winter 1996-1997 season.

Coffee Shop Culture is a blend of ruggedness and sophistication that emulates Parisian chic.

This includes functional, comfortable and casual coordinates in fleecy and worn leathers. Character prints add some whimsy.

17 Jan 1996 - 12:00am

Crazy about quilting

MADNESS, obsession, sharing, creativity, fun, self-confidence. These were the words that came up again and again in an interview with four women who last week achieved a dream: to introduce to Hong Kong a craft that has changed their lives.

28 Oct 1995 - 12:00am

Charity patchwork looks to world record

OVER 500 patchwork pieces were designed and sewn by some 40 schools, 30 companies and social service agencies and parents of handicapped children and individuals - all for a good cause.

Their joint effort helped raise a total of $1 million for the ''Patchwork for Charity'' organised by Heep Hong Society. The work was also aimed at setting the world's longest patchwork record.

26 Feb 1994 - 12:00am

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