Saudi Arabia: Time for Quilting

Many times I get asked or rather told “but there’s nothing to do in Riyadh or Jeddah or Saudi.”  Personally I found lots of different things to do and if I had wanted to, I could easily have been active with various engagements each night.  I know many expatriate women come to the Kingdom and would like to continue special crafts that they did in their home country.  Most crafts are available and it is important to spread the desire and news of craft making by word of mouth.

With this post I am happy to advise of an upcoming activity in Jeddah for quilters.  I have found some of the most magnificent and old quilts in Saudi Arabia.  This is a talent that both Saudi women and expatriate women both enjoy.

A stitch in time saves nine! This Sunday there will be a lecture on quilting at the Safia Binzagr Museum on the former Waly Al-Ahd St. in Jeddah. Call to reserve your place and get further directions.


Subject: Lecture on Quilting

Darat Safeya Binzagr invites you to the lecture:

Quilting Yesterday and Today

by Mrs. Debra Dennis & Mrs. Audrey Hill

April 4th at 7:30 PM
R.S.V.P Please

Fax: 6510708

Phone: 6571030

Best regards,

Safeya Binzagr
Darat Safeya Binzagr


4 Responses

  1. I don’t quilt myself, but I love to see well designed quilts. There’s something very fascinating about them.
    I can easily believe Saudi women enjoy them too as there are so many beautiful examples of fine embroidery and application techniques to be found in the Arab cultures.

  2. One can find exquisite handmade quilts throughout the Arab and Asian region. I like the quilts which have been made from pieces of old traditional dresses and each piece has its own story.

  3. I have seen nice quilts made out of special clothing,
    T-shirts or Scouting Badges etc. I, of course, have a big basket of outgrown or worn out t-shirts and other clothin items with special meanings. Now I just need to learn how to sew. 8-} lol

  4. I saved hard rock cafe tshirts from all around the world to make into a unique quilt for my son.

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