Colori diVini – International Textile Art Contest

Each edition of Verona Tessile features an International Contest whose title, this year, is “DiWine Colors”. Suggestions of forms and colors associated with wine—a typical product that makes Verona proud, as well as an international showcase thanks to Vinitaly, an event which gathers the best of the world’s winemaking.

The contest, then, aims to interpret this theme—ripe with emotional and sensory insights—through textile art. The works of art, created with any given patchwork technique, present the structural features of a quilt. The contest selection, closed on February 28, saw participants from all over the world.

Winners are chosen by a panel of experts; this year, it consists of Paola Altichieri Donella, a journalist expert on textiles and textile art, and from certified judges Sara Casol and Silvia Dell’Aere.


First Prize
Bernina Chicago 5 Sewing Machine
Courtesy of Bernina Italia

Second Prize
Textile kit bag comprehensive of a supply of fabrics for patchwork and of a supply of wool and cotton for knitting and crocheting.
Courtesy of Falcetto Filati e merceria and Associazione Ad Maiora

Third Prize
Smart Box Madeira Yarns Case
Courtesy of Madeira Italia

Best of the show Award
Case with AURIFIL yarns
Courtesy of Aurifil

Special Prize
Courtesy of Santa Sofia Winery
The work will be on display for two additional months in the Santa Sofia Winery headquarters during the “Cantine Aperte” event.

The awards will take place within the event Sunday, May 24, 5 p.m. at the Palazzo dei Mutilati, Via dei Mutilati 8.
Entrance by invitation only