Monday 19 March 2012

A Gift Of Quilts

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. 


© Text & Photos - Annika - All The Live Long Day (unless otherwise stated).


  1. Wow - they are so beautiful :) My mum is an expert quilt maker...I wish she would go into business because they are just amazing, but she just does it for the love of it which I guess I good too!

  2. Those are so beautiful. I'm glad you had such a good time.

    Making a quilt is definitely on my bucket list!

  3. I LOVE quilts, my great grandmother used to make lots of them. I am also lucky enough to have a beautiful quilt that I bought from some "Ladies of the Church" in Spokane Washington which I had to buy another bag to bring home! Totally worth it.

  4. My older sister has taken up quilt making now that her kids are getting older. I heart quilts (both for their beauty and coziness). I can't wait to learn. I've made a few baby quilts but definitely want to dive into the real thing.


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