Editors' blog from British Patchwork and Quilting Magazine, a monthly publication written by quilters, for quilters

Friday, 15 July 2011

A Gift of Quilts

Join in the excitement in the run up to the Olympics in 2012 by taking part in two fantastic quilting projects running under the banner of "Quilting in the Olympic Spirit":

A Gift of Quilts
‘A Gift of Quilts’ is the project being organised by Jenny Rundle and Sharon Garrick plus a team to encourage stitchers all over the UK to make and donate up to 500 patchwork quilts.  The object is to give a quilt to each country participating in the London Olympics and Paralympics in 2012 (The Games) as a unique sign of friendship and peace.  Registrations are now closed, but you
can see the A Gift of Quilts team next at FESTIVAL OF QUILTS at the NEC Birmingham 11-14 August 2011 on stand number F5.
Agreement has been reached with Creative Exhibitions Ltd (Twisted Threads) to give A Gift of Quilts showcase space at the Stitch & Craft Show at Olympia ll, London, in March 2012.  As many of the quilts as possible will be on display.  It will be a wonderful opportunity to see all the quilts in one location and the draw for which country and Games your quilt will be allocated to will be undertaken at the show.
For more details, log on to www.agiftofquilts.co.uk

Quilts 4 London

Quilts 4 London is a non-profit organisation that has set itself the goal of making a pennant for each of the athlete's taking part in the Olympics and Paralympic Games. It is hoping to collect 14,000 pennants from craft groups, schools and youth groups, of all ages, styles and abilities,  in this fantastic community-based textile project. The pennants need to be 42 x 30cm (the size of an A3 piece of paper) and can be whatever shape the maker wants. For more details, log on to the Quilts 4 London website at www.quilts4london.org.uk.

Although you don't need to be registered to make a pennant, registering will help you to keep up to date on the latest news of the project.

The closing date for pennants is December 2011.

Monday, 11 July 2011

Latest DVDs...

We are just putting the finishing touches to our latest DVDs, Quilts Uncovered 1 and 2, presented by Jennifer Barlow. They will be available as single discs or a box set, and will come with a free bonus pattern disc. The DVDs show how to use simple techniques, with not much more than some paper, a few coins and a ruler to draw some of the classic quilting design elements such as the feather, rose and cable.

Check out the online shop in the next few days where they will be available to buy!

Quilts Uncovered 1 - Designing & Stitching Quilting Patterns

Wednesday, 22 June 2011

Unfolding the Quilts makes it through to the next round in the national Lottery!

Congratulations to The Quilters' Guild of The British Isles
'Unfolding the Quilts' has made it into the top three in the Heritage Section in the National Lottery Awards and will now go through to the final with voting starting (again...) on 2 September.

Monday, 20 June 2011

Special Offers on Accuquilt Products

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Saturday, 18 June 2011

A Chance to Win 4 great prizes

WIN! Burst into summer with Fabric Freedom’s Butterfly Carnival competition! FOUR great prizes


Check out  the June issue of British Patchwork and Quilting for a chance to win!

First prize £200 worth of fabrics * Second prize £100 worth of fabrics * Two third prizes £50 worth of fabrics * * fabrics in metre lengths from across the Fabric Freedom range and not necessarily as illustrated Last month we featured Sally Ablett’s Butterfly Carnival quilt as a project, so you’ll know that these fabrics are bursting with colour and vibrancy, encapsulating butterflies hovering amongst the flowers on a bright summer’s day.
To be one of the lucky winners, simply answer the following questions from this month’s issue of Patchwork & Quilting - hurry - competition closes 30 June 2011

Vote for The Quilt Museum & Gallery's project "Unfolding the Quilt"

The Quilt Museum & Gallery's project "Unfolding the Quilt" has reached the semi finals of the National Lottery Awards. Hurry - voting ends noon, 20th June 2011.