Thursday, July 26, 2012

Olympics and Quilts

Quilts and quilters are always part of any major life event be it personal or international.

The Olympics beginning in London on Friday, July 27, 2012 are no exception.

Here in the US, our quilt celebrations might be on a smaller scale.  I love these rings!

But in London, it's on a much larger scale.

There is an incredible project entitled Quilts4London.  Here is a link to the whole project.  Quilts4london  This project made 17,000 pennants, one for every athlete to take home as a gift.  Can you imagine organizing this?  And a full sized quilt was made for each nation.

There are exhibits as well about this project.  It is stunning to read about.

But the quilts don't end there. 

Here is the bed covering on the bed of every athlete.

Obviously these are mass produced.  I really like them because they have the sports but it is made in a quilt design. 

I think the photographs have very different color values for the quilt. The darker print was used in a web site objecting to these quilts.  Sew silly!

I wonder if these will be sold commercially after the event?

Want to learn and see more about this project?  Me too!

I plan to buy this book to learn all about the various quilts made for the Olympic games.  Here is the link if you would like to purchase one yourself.  Quilt book

I am in awe of the giving nature of quilters, a quilt for every nation and a pennant for every athlete.  Sew generous!

I am glad this project went smoothly, unlike the knitting controversy which has since been settled.  If you haven't read about it, here's the story.   knit controversy

Quilts and the Olympics, wrapped together in gifts of love.

Now let the games begin, I hope to watch and quilt in solidarity with the quilts4london group!

Sew happy!

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