I am really quite excited about the Olympic Quilt Project.
My choice has been red, white and blue – well it is very British isn’t it?
The top is coming along and I am rather pleased with the outcome.
I will put up some photos soon but in the meantime I wanted to share what it is all about,
in the hope that it may inspire others to sign up on the dotted line.
here are some extracts from the website
the Patron is …….
Kaffe Fassett …. of course!
The Organizers are Sharon Garrick and Jenny Rundle
and the essence or spirit of the idea can be summed up in these words …
“The Olympic Spirit – is a bringing together of nations and people
from all over the world.
One of the joys of patchwork and quilting is that it knows no boundaries”
Isn’t that exciting!
Well now, 500 quilts are needed and 280 have registered.
So far they have recieved quilt registrations from as far apart as the Isle of Wight to Scotland; the
Channel Islands to Norfolk, Holland, Germany and the USA!
BUT there is still time!
Don’t miss out on this exciting blessing!
You may be wondering “Where will my quilt go?”
I think this is very exciting because here is the answer …..
“Each quilt will be given a number and each country attending the Games also given a number,
these will then be drawn out of a hat so that no personal selection is undertaken.
Allocation will be completely random.
After the draw has been made we will contact each quilter maker
to let you know where your quilt has gone.”
It is planned that a book of the quilts will also be published.
Reading through the “News” on their website is interesting to see how individuals
and groups are getting involved.
These words from Holly Anderson have really encouraged me and I am looking forward to
sharing a similar experience for myself ….
“Words just cannot express the excitement and joy we experienced
by providing quilts for the Olympic Games in Atlanta in 1996.
I’m thrilled to see that quilters of the UK will once again make quilts as a way to welcome
the athletes to the 2012 games!
If you haven’t committed to this wonderful project, don’t delay!
Some of the Atlanta quilters still communicate with the recipient of their quilt!
Holly Anderson, VP Georgia Quilt Project.”
(Holly Anderson was one of the instigators and organisers of the Atlanta Quilt Project 1996)
If anyone reads this posting and is inspired and encouraged to add your name to the
growing register and promise a quilt from your own fair hands ….
please let me know so that we can encourage each other along.
gorgeous fabric swatches from
my own quilt photos ….. coming soon!
Happy Quilting ….. Val