From 9th till 16th of August was held the International Quilt Festival "Soul of Russia". The exhibition of folk art took place in Suzdal, one of the most ancient cities on Russia’s Golden Ring. The main idea of annual event was to unite through art and creativity people from different countries. The theme of Festival-2018 became "The Celebration", which participants reflected in their works. Within a week talented masters of patchwork from all over the world showed their skills in 8 different competitions: from performing the best panel, pillow, blanket, bag or rag doll to making modern fashion clothes. The contest program also included children’s projects and textile products made by men.
Guests of the Festival could see the art-works and personal exhibitions of quilters from Russia, Japan, Korea, USA, France and Kazakhstan. Moreover, everybody had the chance to take part in various masterclasses, educational and training programmes (even morning gymnastics), special excursions to Vladimir land. For all visitors were organized folk music concerts, fairs of handmade goods and the festive carnival procession.
The International Quilt Festival "Soul of Russia" was carried out the 4th time. This year it won country’s professional award "The events of Russia" in category "Culture. Folk holidays and festivities".