Events Archive

12-20 April 2024

The 2024 SAQA conference “Plurality and Heritage” will be held online from April 12-20, 2024. This conference will showcase the amazing artwork and artists in the Europe and Middle East. No matter where you live, you’ve got something special to look forward to!

and the Guldusi embroidery program is there with a presentation!

embroidery from Marzia

3th to 5th May 2024, Karlsruhe, Germany

We are invited to the NADELWELT textile trade fair in Karlsruhe.

We present antique Susanis from Uzbekistan as well as contemporary Susanis from Afghanistan from the GULDUSI program in an exhibition.

You will find further practical information here.

Fig.: Detail of contemporary Suzani embroidered by Marzia from Laghmani

17th to 20th April 2024, Nantes, France

The Afghan embroidery program, GULDUSI, is invited to the textile fair “Pour l’Amour du Fil” in Nantes.

We are presenting the COW&MORE exhibition there for the 21st and last time.

Furthermore, the “P.A. Poisson d’Avril” competition will be announced there for the first time, with many fishes embroidered by Afghan women. They will serve your inspiration; The jury selection exhibition will be presented at the Nantes show in 2025.

You will find here more practical information.

Image: Detail Work by Barbara Rentrop-Mertner

6th and 7th April 2024, Malicorne, France

We are invited to the 1st International “Salon de la Broderie d’art” in Malicorne, not far from Le Mans.

There we will present our embroidery, the focus will be on the hand Silk from Shahrak and we will also offer finished products with the coton embroidery from Laghmani.
In 2 days I will give a lecture (in French).

You will find further practical information here

8th October 2023 – 21th January 2024, Heidelberg, Germany

The Textile Collection Max Berk presents the double exhibition HAND in HAND and FACES to FACES, two exhibitions from the Guldusi programme.
A supporting program accompanies the presentations.

Max Berk Textile Collection, Brahmsstrasse 8, 69118 Heidelberg
Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday, 1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m
Closed December 24 and December 31, 2023

For practical information, see the organizer’s page

Fig.: Eva Wöhrl

14th-17th September 2023, Sante-Marie-aux-Mines, France

We are part of the European Patchwork and Art Textile Meeting. Every year we are present there, each time with a different exhibition.
This year I am presenting the exhibition “Afghanistan with LOVE”. It’s about my own artistic work, which accompanies my work at Guldusi: all the works that have been created for almost 20 years have been emotionally accompanied and supported by the collaboration with the Afghan women.
The exhibition takes place in the église Saint Nicolas in Sainte-Croix-aux-Mines.
For practical information, see the organizer’s website

15-18 September 2022, Sainte Marie-aux-Mines, France

As part of the European Patchwork Meeting in the Silbertal, in Alsace, France, we will present the exhibition FACES to FACES in the Saint Nicolas Church in Sainte-Croix-aux Mines.
10 artists have dealt with portraits (photos of embroiderers) and present serial textile works.
Participation of:
Geneviève Attinger (France)
Pascale Drivière (France)
Pascale Goldenberg (Germany)
Charlotte Heuel (Germany)
Gabi Mett and Robert Horn (Germany)
Judith Mundwiler (Switzerland)
Monika Sebert (Germany)
Maria Stoller (Switzerland)
Sandra Struck-Germann (Germany)

Please look for praktical info on the side from the organizer

Textilwork from Geneviève Attinger – France

5th November 2019 to mid-February 2020, London, UK

The Art Workers Guild includes the Guldusi programm in his exhibition, in partnershiip with East London Textile Arts which runs educational textile projects in east London to women of many ethnicities.

For more information go to Art Worker Guild
or to the East London Textilearts
or too the Watt Gallery

More about the concept of the exhibition.

21. / 22. September 2019, Benediktbeuern, Germany

We are pleased to present the exhibition AUTUMN as part of the textile market in Benediktbeuern. The exhibition presents the most original solutions of integrating an embroidery with an autumn motif – whether leaf or fruit and vegetables. The wall hangings and objects show a great diversity and how people from different cultures can work together.

You will also be able to buy embroidery on the textilmarket. On the website of the textile market Benediktbeuern you will find the complete program of the event.

10.–13. October 2019, Lyon, France

At the id-creatives fair, the Do-it-yourself fair, we present the exhibition COWanMORE, where we offer embroideries, among others embroidered cows on white or coloured cloth.

You can see here a littel compilation from the exhibion.

More information can be found directly at the site of the organisers

12 – 15 September 2019, Sainte Marie-aux-Mines, France

Exhibition: The dialogue of the flowers

Internationally renowned quilter Elsbeth Nusser-Lampe has agreed to participate in this project: the exhibition shows Elsbeth’s quilts together with Afghan embroidery work inspired by them.

Her artistic style consists of floral work, although her intention is not to try and reproduce nature, but rather to evoke the feelings provoked by its creations. In this common project the challenge was to bring out the improvisational abilities of the Afghan embroiderers.

Elsbeth provided photos of some of her works, including close-ups, which were then distributed to a few carefully selected embroiderers through the care of Pascale Goldenberg, the coordinator of the Guldusi embroidery program.

The instructions given to the Afghan embroiderers: interpret the illustrations in the photos using your own hand stitching techniques.

For more info, look at the side from the Organisator

May 29th through July 28th 2019, Heidelberg, Germany

The Textile Museum Max Berk in Heidelberg-Zeigelhausen
will present the exhibit Keep Your Eye on the Planet,
accompanied by a comprehensive programme:
Film presentation on Sunday, July 14, 7 p.m.
„Kultur kennt kein Heimweh“ (Culture can’t be homesick)
with Hassan Nazeri,
director of the Int‘l WaLa Film Festival, Ladenburg

Lecture on Sunday, July 2q at 6 p.m.
Dr. Simin Heiderfazel, Afghanische Frauen in
the Past and Present

Entrance fee 2,50 Euro/ discounted 1,50 Euro/
pupils under 16 years of age, free
Guided tours for groups also available outside of regular hours.
To register a group: Tel. 06 22 1/80 03 17, or
Further information online at Textilmuseum Max Berk

7th-10th March 2019, Paris France

Our embroidery program has been invited to Aiguille en Fête in Paris. We will present a small selection of Suzanis, traditional Usbek wall hangings, which were created using the same embroidery stitch as the Laghmani embroideries. We will also offer embroidery for sale. Come visit us and ask us about our embroidery program.
You can find further information on Aiguille en Fête website.

19. January – 9. February 2019, Munich, Germany

Gardens Around the World
In the gallery of the patchworks-hop »Quilt Et Textilkunst« at Sebastiansplatz in Munich, we will show the exhibtion »Gardens Around the World«. The exhibition is open during the opening hours of the shop:
Monday to Friday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Opening: 19. January 2019

At 2 p.m. on the 9th of January, there will be an introduction into the exhibition. Sarah Käsmayr who designed the gallery book about the exhibit together with Pascale Goldenberg will give a small guided tour.

You find more informationen on the website of Quilt Et Textilkunst.
Quilt Et Textilkunst · Sebastiansplatz 4 · 80331 München · Germany

25. und 26. August 2018, Hannover, Deutschland

Im Rahmen der Sommersausstellung in der Werkstatt von Orike Muth, sind wird mit den Stickereien eingeladen,
Am Samstag von 14-18H,
am sonntag von 11-18H,
in der Weberstr. 26, in Hannover-Linden.

Wir bedanken uns sehr herzlich bei Orike Muth für eine Einladung.

Mehr zur Veranstaltung erfahren Sie direkt auf der Webseite von Orike Muth

13 – 16- September 2018, Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines, France

For the latest competition, Keep your Eye on the Planet, Pascale Goldenberg asked the embroideries in Afghanistan to use their imagination and embroider elliptical eyes.

The Europeans, inspired by these special embroideries, included them in creations addressing human and ecological issues facing humanity.

The first presentation of the exhibition “Keep your Eye on the Planet” will take place at the European Patchwork Meeting in Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines, where embroidery will also be offered for sale. You can find more information on the organiser’s website.

19th-29th October 2017, Athen, Greece

We present two exhibits in the Athens gallery Black Duck Multiplarte:
»MESSAGE« and »Gardens Around the World«.
Opening hours:
Monday through Saturday: 1–10 p.m.
Sunday: 6–10 p.m.
Black Duck Multiplarte
Christou Lada 9, Athens
For more information, see the gallery website Black Duck

14.–17. September 2017, Sainte Marie-aux-Mines, France

Le Carrefour Européen du Patchwork: We are invited by the 23rd European Patchwork Meeting in Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines. We will offer »Eye«-embroideries in the commercial zone which are starting point to participate in the current competition Keep Your Eye on the Planet (Booth D27 next to entrance C). If you can’t come to Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines, you can purchase eye-embroidery in our gallery online.

25. June – 2. July 2017, Peppingen, Luxembourg

Presentation of the touring exhibition “The Wishing-table” at the museum Musée Rural et Artisanal in Peppingen. More Information
Image: Monika Modersitzki, detail

2 – 4 June 2017, Chabeuil, France

Presentation of the exposition „Gardens Around the World“.
If you can’t join the event, you are welcome to order our catalogue of „Gardens Around the World“.
Next to the exhibition, Afghan embroidery will be offered for sale. We are excited to see you there!

25.–28. May 2017, Kiischpelt, Luxembourg

Presentation of the exhibition “The Wishing-table” at “Textile Art” in Kiischpelt (Lellingen).
Image: Megyimori Elvire, detail

18.–20. May 2017, Biarritz, France

Quilt en Sud – Festival 2017: Presentation of the exhibit „Gardens Around the World“. If you can’t come to join the event, you can order the gallery book here which functions as the catalogue of the exhibition. Moreover we will offer embroideries for sale in Biarritz. Please see the website of the organiser for more information.
Photo: detail of »Resistance«,
Florence Tedeschi, France | Ramzia, Afghanistan

23. March – 15. May 2017, Schwäbisch-Hall, Germany

Exhibition in the winter garden
at the Hällisch-Fränkisches Museum in Schwäbisch Hall, Germany,
“Women and Girls embroider in Afghanistan – a trans-cultural art project”.

Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday: 10am to 5 pm
Free entry

31. March – 2. April 2017, Cologne, Germany

Message Julia Decker

Our sponsor “Madeira Garne” invited us to present the exhibition “Message” at h+h Cologne – »International Trade Fair for Creative Handicraft + Hobby Supplies«.

The competition “Message” invited all participants to integrate an Afghan embroidery featuring words or letters into a textile art work. Each of the 41 results, measuring A4 or A3, is therefore created by 4 hands. The work had to express a message; it could be either a legible text or a rather abstract composition. The embroidery had to stay visible. The message could be directed towards oneself, towards a known, beloved or unknown person or in general towards mankind.

You can find us at h+h cologne in Hall 2.1, B-031a.
Next to the exhibition, Afghan embroidery will be offered for sale. We are excited to see you there!
Image: Julia Decker, detail

17.–19. March 2017, Beckerich, Luxembourg

Tischlein, deck dich! Bettina Jakob

Presentation of the exhibition “The Wishing-table” in the Beckericher Mühle / Beckerich Mill.
Opening: Thursday, 16th of March 2017 at 7pm. Pascale Goldenberg will give a lecture about the embroidery programme in Afghanistan with the title: »Women and girls embroider in Afghanistan – a transcultural art project«. In addition, Afghan embroidery will be offered for sale.
The 70 table runners which were created for the competition “The Wishing-table” will be on show from March 17th through 19th, daily from 2 to 5 pm in the Beckerich Mill. The public is invited to choose the best results. The winners will receive material prizes.
Image: Bettina Jakob, detail

2.–5. March 2017, Marseille, France

Message Julia Decker

The Exhibition »Message« will be shown at Salon des Loisirs créatifs – »Tendances Créatives – Do It Yourself!« in Marseille. In addition, the embroidery programme will be present with a sales booth. More information about the event in French.

2.–5. February 2017, Paris, France

Message Julia Decker

The Exhibition »Message« will be shown at Aiguille en fête – »The French Event for Textile Arts and Crafts Lovers« in Paris. In addition, the embroidery programme will be present with a sales booth.
More information

Image: Julia Decker, detail

14.–18. September 2016, Sainte Marie-aux-Mines, France

We are invited to present the exhibition “Gardens around the world” (first venue) in the Church Saint Rosalie in Rombach-le-Franc during the 23rd European Patchwork Meeting in Alsace. We will offer as well embroideries for sale. More information

17. October – 15. November 2015, Fougaro, Greece

Enjoy the show of the exhibition »Forest for Ever« in a gallery in Nafplion
plakat Ausstellung

18.–21. September 2014, Sainte Marie-aux-Mines, France

The first presentation of the EU travelling exhibition “Forest for Ever” will be part of the 20th European Patchwork Meeting in the Church of Saint Rosalie, in Rombach-le-Franc. Further information is available at the EU-Patchwork Meeting

Hand embroidery from Afghanistan will be offered for sale.

28th-29th Juni 2014, Berlin, Germany

We will be attending the 10. Textile Art Berlin with a sales booth.

23.–25. May 2014, Karlsruhe, Germany

We are attending the fair with the exhibit Out of the kitchen, Jars, Bowls and Utensils … and a sales booth.

1.–15. May 2014, Saint-Thélo, France

We are represented at the Maison des Toiles (local history museum), SAINT-THÉLO in 22460 France with the exhibit Out of the kitchen, Jars, Bowls and Utensils … and a sales booth. and www.dé

23th-26th April 2014, Nantes, France We are attending the fair „Pour l’Amour du Fil“ with the performance exhibit « Le rouge d’un rouge », and will also have a sales booth.

5.–6. April 2014, Herrenberg-Kuppingen, Germany

Afghan embroidery will be offered for sale in the embroidery atelier by Margarete Grandjot. More information about the embroidery studio.

27th-30th March 2014, Marmagne, France

Salon artistique (art fair) in Marmagne (in 18500). We are attending with selections from the exhibit Out of the kitchen, Jars, Bowls and Utensils…Embroidery will be offered for sale.

19th-23th March 2014, Dortmund, Germany

By the Creativa: We will be there with the exhibit Out of the kitchen, Jars, Bowls and Utensils … (first time in Germany) and with a sales booth.

8th-9th March 2014, Braunschweig, Germany

13. Handmade
We will be attending the 13. Handmade in the Stadthalle Braunschweig with a sales booth (Nr. 110).

6th-9th February 2014, Paris, France

Messe Salon de l’Aiguille en Fête in Paris, Porte de Versailles

We will be attending with the exhibit Out of the kitchen, Jars, Bowls and Utensils … (first time in France) and with a sales booth.