My friend Christina and I pretty much spent the whole of Saturday at the London edition of the Stitch & Craft Show. Apart from stocking up on material, learning how to do hardanger embroidery, talking to a lot of fellow stitch enthusiasts and meeting Mr X Stitch and Sally Muir, the absolute highlight of the show was the huge exhibition of quilts for the A Gift Of Quilts project. Hundreds of people and organisations have made quilts to be presented as a gift of friendship and peace to each participating country in the London Olympics this summer.
The variety of quilts was astonishing and Christina and I were stunned by some of the skills that have gone into all of them. Unfortunately, I only had my phone to take photographs. I hope a little bit of the beauty and craftsmanship is coming across when you look at the panels below.
If you would like to know more about A Gift Of Quilts, you can visit their website here.