Friday, February 28, 2014

Olympic quilt project

Sochi Olympic Games are over and I would like to tell about quilt project of Russian quilters.

These games were the first where quilt was one of the symbols and quilters of Russia and some other countries have decided to use this fact for popularization of quilting.

The idea of the project was announced more than one year before Olympics. Each participant had to make a quilt 24 x 24 inches or 12 x 12 inches dedicated to Olympics and using fabrics from 80s (Moscow Olympic games).

Long before the Olympics this project started to travel along Russia and have been exhibited in Moscow, Saint-Petersburg and other cities.

Saint-Petersburg,  October 2012:

You can watch full project  here

And this is my quilt for this project.


  1. This was very interesting, and what a lovely quilt you've made. Beautiful use of the fabrics.

  2. Thank you for showing us something about the quilts for the Olympics. How wonderful to have quilting used in such a great event. Love your quilt.

  3. Thanks Lyuda. I never heard that so many people made quilts for Sochi. What will happen to them now? Do you all keep your own pieces? Yours is beautiful.

  4. Very interesting to see these quilts made for such a big event. Your piece is lovely, Lyuda.

  5. The link shows such a wide variety of quilts, isn't it wonderful how no matter where you are in the world we all quilt in the same "language".