Get involved in the London Olympic celebrations, Quilts 4 London want your A3 sized mini-quilt pennants!
Rose by Catherine Hill
people the arrival of the Olympics means enjoying hours spent in front of the
TV, sharing the glory of those who win a medal, commiserating with those who just
miss out, and willing on the ones at the back, without whom there wouldn’t be a
race. For some of the athletes it will be their one and only time to strive to
achieve the seemingly impossible – standing on the podium to be awarded a
Concorde by forum member Liz
in sport, competitors exchange Pennants as a sign of friendship. To continue
this tradition, and as a memento of their participation in this event, Quilts 4 London
a project to make a Pennant (or ‘mini’ quilt) for each athlete. The project gives quilters, felt makers, embroiderers, textile
artists, in fact anyone who sews (or not!), the opportunity to express their
support, through the medium of fabric, fibre and stitch, and become part
of the whole Olympic event in London 2012.
can be as simple or elaborate as you require, and they can be made by anyone
regardless of their level of ability or age. They can be made using any textile
media - felt, fabric, cross stitch, embroidery, painted fabric, beaded - in
fact anything. They need to be A3 sized (42cm x 30cm) overall and suggestions
and instructions can be found on the website www.quilts4london.org.uk
The Pennant project was originally started by Irene Heathcote and Catherine Hill, both based in Hemel Hempstead, but has now developed into an ever expanding team of very dedicated Coordinators - in the UK and Australia. Liz, (quilt and patch
) from the Popular Patchwork forum is a co-ordinator. She has been sharing photos of her pennants with us, and is doing a great job of encouraging all of us to make one. The pennants are simple and quick to make, they are really only large journal quilts, I'm sure we could all contribute an afternoon to make at least one.
information, visit the Quilts 4 London
website, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
You can also send a S.A.E to, 'quilts4london', 39 Hunting
Gate, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, England, HP2 6NX.