Create an Olympic Challenge Quilt
Your challenge is to create an Olympic Quilt.
I love the Winter Olympics and I couldn’t have been more excited to see “patchwork quilt” being used as theme for the 2014 Winter Olympic Games. Little did the Olympic organizers know that this image would spark a flame in quilters worldwide. I imagine some amazing quilts being born from the inspiration you see here.
Here’s what the organizers had to say about the images: In December of 2009 we reported on the logo and look, created by the Moscow office of Interbrand, of the XXII Olympic Winter Games that will take place in 2014 in Sochi, Russia. This week the Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee unveiled the concept of the Look of the Games which was designed by BOSCO Sports, a sponsor of the Olympics, as well as the official uniform provider for the Russian Olympic team since 2002. They donated the work to the committee. The look revolves around “the principle of the ‘patchwork quilt’ — a combination of 16 designs representing the most famous traditional Russian arts and crafts, ranging from Gzhel to Khokhloma.”
So now quilters, take this information and color spectrum above to make a medal quality quilt of your own. Use diamonds and parallelograms, even hexagons to make a quilt that inspires you. Let’s learn about Russian Arts & Crafts while employing the colors and meaning behind each piece of patchwork.
The Olympics begin February 7-23, 2014 in Sochi, Russia located on the Black Sea.
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