The study led to a common understanding of the self-defined region of the REGIONALE 2016. In a cooperative process with stakeholders, we explored and visualised the talents, potentials and challenges of the region. We drew a spatial vision and found the metaphor of the “quilt” that helps to implement a common language to talk about the future of the region. A key result: Ten questions that bring out themes and challenges for new projects. Funded by Sparkasse Westmünsterland, 2009-2010.