Update 16 April, 2021

Feels like groundhog day again…

As COVID 19 keeps ruling our lives, it is impossible to plan anything. This also applies to the 2nd “Grit’s Life & Friends Quiltfest”.
Following the motto that “All good things come in threes”, we have decided with a heavy heart to postpone our GL&FQ for yet another year.
There’s hope that until the second half of 2022 most of us will have been vaccinated, which should improve the prerequisites for planning such an event… well, hopefully…
However, there is positive news, too: The entire program will be moved over 1:1. All teachers, exhibitors and jurors will stay on board of the event in 2022.
This means that all classes will stay as they are – same class descriptions and days. Your booked classes will remain booked, too.
Our Challenge will stay active as well, so that you have gained some extra time to create an exciting piece for the theme “Water in Motion”.
Make sure to mark your calendars with the new date for the 2nd “Grit’s Life & Friends Quiltfest”:
20 to 21 August 2022
(Classes will start on 19 August.)
Please stay healthy, keep your positive attitude and see you all in 2022.
All the best,
Grit & Mario and Birgit & Thilo

Update 29 April, 2020

Now it’s a fact –

It’s not easy to face reality, although many of you probably have expected this:

Due to the restrictions and requirements related to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2nd GL&FQ must NOT take place on the last weekend in August 2020!


Over the last few days, we have talked to our exhibitors, teachers, the challenge jurors, the vendors, our sponsors and the responsible people of the Ostfalia Hochschule in Suderburg and are happy and proud to be able to announce now and here that all of them – every single one of them – have agreed to be onboard at the same date (27-29 August, 2021) and place next year!

Thanks to this fact we are able to postpone the event as a whole to 2021.

If you have booked classes or entered a quilt for the challenge, both will stay valid. Should you have to cancel a booked class, of course, this is possible. But as far as we are concerned, it’s not necessary.

All booked class and challenge participants are going to receive an individual email shortly.

Postoned is not cancelled

This is the bottom line and we are looking forward to meeting each and every one of you at the 2nd GL&FQ from 27-29 August, 2021 on the premisses of the Ostfalia Hochschule in Suderburg!

Thank you so very much for understanding and for your continued support!

Until we can get togehter again, please stay healthy, take good care of yourselves and the people around you and make the best of the current situation!


Grit & Mario and Birgit & Thilo

Update 16 April, 2020

Yesterday (15 April, 2020) the German federal government declared that no large public events are to take place until 31 August, 2020.

The governemts of the individual federal states are in charge of defining the respective numbers and restrictions.

Currently, we are waiting for these statements and at the same time are looking into our options. As soon as we know the facts, we will decide whether the 2nd GL&FQ can take place as planned on the last weekend in August 2020 or if we need to porstpone the event ot August 2021.

We will keep you all posted!

Dear all,

Due to the current COVID-19 crisis, events and shows are being canceled everywhere. Making these decisions is difficult, but they are the only reasonable thing to do. And some of you have started to approach us inquiring about the status of the 2nd GL&FQ 2020 scheduled to take place at the end of August.

We understand that you are concerned and that’s why we are publishing this statement.

It’s still a few months to go before August, but then, it’s ONLY a few months. At this point, nobody can tell what the situation will be like in four, eight or more weeks down the road and which rules will be in place.

Thus, we would like to tell you today that we are remaining positive and hopeful and are continuing with the regular preparations for our and your Quiltfest. However, we are keeping a close eye on the development of the overall situation.

Should it become necessary to take action and make a decision, we will inform you immediately.

In the menatime, please stay healthy everybody and take good care of yourselves and the people around you!

The 2nd Grit’s Life & Friends Quiltfest Takes Place on 19–21 August 2022 in Suderburg, Germany

  • Quilt festival on more than 1.500 sqm
  • International challenge
  • Classes, lectures and workshops
  • Vendor mall
Grit’s Life, Owner Grit Kovacs
Holthuser Weg
29591 Gerdau
+49 5808 755
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Herbert-Meyer-Straße 7
29556 Suderburg


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