Our last exhibition opening ceremony of this year was organized at the Herend Porcelain Museum.
Some members of the Hungarian Patchwork Guild from Székesfehérvár founded the Korona (Crown) Patchwork Club – as a group of the guild – in 1995, and it has been operating as an association since 2000.
The members meet weekly at the Saint Stephen House of Culture and Religious Education in Székesfehérvár. They work on shared pieces and learn and teach new techniques. The members of the club participate in exhibitions and competitions held by the guild and other organizations. They organize exhibitions and joint sewing events for local patchworkers of the county and the region, and expand the knowledge of the members with courses and teach the basic techniques to newcomers. The members of the club are passionate patchworkers, who find great joy in their activity and want to share this with as many of their fellows as possible.
The members of the club are proud of the Hungarian applied arts and crafts traditions, and they integrate them into their works preferring the motifs of Hungarian ornamental art.
The most beautiful works of the Club are now on display in Herend. At the exhibition opening ceremony, Dr Attila Simon, CEO of the Herend Porcelain Manufactory Ltd. greeted the guests, and then Katalin Szvorák, Kossuth Prize-winning and Liszt Ferenc Prize-winning Hungarian folk singer opened the exhibition. We could welcome as surprise guest the legendary TV presenter Júlia Kudlik, who told visitors about her experiences as a passionate patchworker. The patron of the prestigious exhibition was Antal Spányi, Diocesan of Veszprém County.
The exhibition is enhanced by related Herend Porcelain items, thus the two crafts branches give at once a rendezvous to each other.