Art quilts by Charlotte Yde, one of the leading quiltmakers in Denmark, have been featured in books, magazines and quilt catalogues throughout Europe and in the United States. She has written five books on quiltmaking published in Denmark, some also in Germany.
She began making art quilts in 1978, and has become well known internationally as a visiting quilt artist, teacher, and lecturer. Her quilts have been in numerous exhibitions; in 2000 her work won first prize at the European Quilt Triennale in Germany and she has a quilt in the Museum of Arts & Design’s permanent collection. She has been a member of the international quilt group Quilt Art since 1994.
Yde’s work is inspired by her surroundings, by the places she visits, and by cultural artifacts from the past. She continuously experiments with form, colour, fabrics, and techniques, almost always working in series of quilts that develop ideas of relationships and differences.
Beside my textile work I also work as a graphic designer
2015 Quilt Art, Dialogues and Small Talk, two touring exhibitions starting at Textilmuseum Max Berk, Heidelberg, Germany and Festival of Quilts, Birmingham UK
2014 “The EPM and its artists from 1994 to 2014”, the European
20 years, Patchwork Meeting, Val d’Argent, Alsace, France
Crossing Oceans, group exhibition touring Europe
2012 5th European Quilt Triennial, touring Europe
2008 Masters: Art Quilts, SAQA exhibition touring USA
2008 - 10 European Art Quilt V, and VI (touring) Festival of Quilts and other venues
2005 - 06 Textiles on the Wall, touring exhibition in Denmark
2005 Journeys and Detours, Festival of Quilts, UK (solo show)
2001 Six Continents of Quilts: The Museum of Arts & Design
2001 Contemporary Quilts from Scandinavia, curator and leading
exhibitor on a touring show in Japan from Sep. 2001-June 2002
2000 1. prize winner at the European Quilt Triennale, Textilmuseum
Max Berk, Heidelberg, Germany
1994 - Touring exhibitions all over the world with the group Quilt Art