Rita Berghuis
Textile Art


2018 - Quiltshow in St Petersburg, Russia

St Petersburg

Rita Berghuis next to her quilt 'Diagnosis Braintumor II' in the exhibition in Saint Petersburg, Russia.

St Petersburg

In Oktober 2018 several quilt from Dutch quilters, all members of the Studio Art Quilt Association (SAQA), were displayed in St. Petersburg. Rita Berghuis, Marjan Ruitenberg and Marjolijn van Wijk were honoured guests during this event.

2015 Quilt en Sud - Biarritz (F)


Rita Berghuis - 'Diagnosis braintumor III' (detail)

In the Halle d'Iraty in Biarritz in France were several quilt-exhibits due to the Quilt en Sud-event. There were also Dutch textile artists who showed their work.
My work 'Diagnosis braintumor III' was there. I dedicated this work to a friend who fell ill four years ago and died from a braintumor.

Zeichen der Zeit 2012-2015


Rita Berghuis - 'Jungle_No time to waste II' (detail)

Rita Berghuis made for the 'Zeichen der Zeit' ('Signs of times')-exhibition the new work 'Jungle_No time to waste II'. This work asks the viewer: what do we do with our earth? More explicit: how do we take charge of the lungs of our world?

Gudrun Heinz was the organizor and curator of this exhibition: www.quiltsundmehr.de.

2013 - Marjan Ruitenberg and Rita Berghuis in Reelkirchen, Germany

Marjan Ruitenberg and Rita Berghuis exhibited together in Reelkirchen-Herrentrup, Germany.
The 2013 theme was "Patchwork tut der Seele gut", which means: patchwork is good for your soul.

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2013 - Expo in Arti Legi (Gouda-NL)

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Rita Berghuis - 'Bruid en Buidegom' - detail

Works in the book 'Artquilts in Nederland' written by Henk Lijding were exhibited at the gallery of Arti Legi in Gouda (NL).

More info on: www.artquiltsnederland.nl.

2013- 7th Prague Patchwork Meeting

TeXui and workshops Rita Berghuis

middellandse zee zonsondergang

Rita Berghuis - 'Mediterranean' and 'Vacation at the Beach - Sunset', detail

At the 7th Prague Patchworkmeeting TeXui was one of the exhibiting groups.
Some of the workshops were teached by Marjon Hoftijzer and Rita Berghuis.

More info about the nextPraagse Patchwork Meeting

2012 - Geluk, Tsjechov at the Veenkoloniën

Decor Rita Berghuis - After the Performance

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Rita Berghuis - After the Performance (2012, 440 x 463 cm, detail)

In May 2012 there was an art-event called 'Geluk', which means 'Happines'. Three huge quilts, each 4,5 x 4,5 meters, made by Marjolijn van Wijk, Marijke de Boer and Rita Berghuis, were presented.
The focus of this cultural event lies on the work of Anton Tsjechov.
The event took place in Zuidwending, a little village near Veendam in the Netherlands.
Theater was performed in three large wooden cubes, 6 x 6 x 6 meters, each of them with a decor, the above mentioned quilts, based on a story of Tsjechov.

2010-2012 and 2014

MeerArt expo '...und fuhren übers Meer'


'Ze voeren over zee...' is an expo about navigation, but also about emigration, diving etc. So the seven Dutch and the seven German members of MeerArt show about 50 quilts with great diversity.
We hope to show this exhibition once more in Riga-Latvia.