Ladies! I am pleased to introduce all 14 participants and to announce the winners of this year’s Patchwork-Challenge:

All participants have incorporated a small piece (of the same!) brown Shweshwe fabric into their Quilt. Shweshwe is very well suited for quilting and is available for  purchase in our shop. 


The 1st Place Prize (50€ Voucher from Trusted Roots Design Unlimited) goes to Almut Höhn (Mittelstetten)! Congratulations!

cache_24364464371st Place: Almut Höhn, Mittelstetten, "hand-appliqued and hand-quilted" 


The 2nd Place Prize (25€ Voucher from Trusted Roots Design Unlimited)goes to Namukolo Mukutu Mongwende (Johannesburg)and Kerstin Kohls-Behnken (Verden) who had exactly the same number of votes! Congratulations!


cache_24364661932nd Place: Kerstin Kohls-Behnken, Verden

cache_24364464462nd Place: Namukolo Mukutu Mongwende, Johannesburg


This participant from South Africa writes (published here for the first time):

My name is Namukolo Mukutu Mongwende, and I have been working with textiles for more than 20 years. I begin by printing my batik then I use the batik fabric to sew clothing, sell some of the fabric and use the batik in my patchwork, which is quite a process. Patchwork allows me to use all of the fabric pieces and offcuts. I stencil some prints which I use, also isishweshwe, some other local prints and other African prints. I live in Johannesburg with my husband and two children.


Each participant will receive a small present from Trusted Roots Design Unlimited as a thank you for participating in the PATCHWORK CHALLENGE 2013! Thank you very much!


Prizes and submitted pieces can be picked up on Friday 6/14 from 3:00-8:00pm at the studio. 


All 11 of the other participants have submitted their work, gotten votes, and are shown here in no particular order. Flip through the gallery to view the rest of the submissions!