Wednesday, 13 October 2010

Project Patchwork

I love modern patchwork, love showing great craft talent and love to support a good cause and this post has all these qualities in spades! Project Patchwork is a fantastic initiative by 22 year old graphic designer, Lizzie Wilson. Loving your work, Lizzy! Lizzy has gathered together some of the hottest names in young Australian talent to apply their skills via needle and thread in a collaborative quilt project raffle. Top image is the third prize: the heart quilt. Which I so so so adore. It's stunning.
The money raised will go to the Australian Cambodia Foundation which funds an orphanage in Cambodia run by an Australian, Geraldine Cox, who has been recently fighting breast cancer.
Project patchwork have a great blog showing the progress of the quilts and that in itself is inspiring, let alone that these are all being donated to a good cause. Above is the second prize: the triangle quilt.I do have a lot of fabric...perhaps I should think about turning my hand at quilting, though it all looks very precise. How do they do it?! I love the variety of styles and technique and it's always so great to see old techniques reinvented and represented in a modern way to a fresh new audience. Good to keep these crafty traditions alive.
And ta-da! Here is the first grand prize: The Ladies & Gent's quilt! Made from the handy work of some top Aussie talent, who wouldn't want to own this? Just stunning. As the days are drawing shorter and darker over this side of the globe I could do with a nice cozy quilt. I hope the raffle gods will be with me! It's being drawn next week so GO get your tickets now! Don't delay people! Chop chop!

Tickets are AUD $2 / EU €1.42 – Just some loose chain for your chance to win one of those amazing quilts? I hear you ask...Yes! What a bargain! You can pay via Pay Pal directly off the Project Patchwork website.

Raffle night will be at Craft Victoria, 31 Flinders Lane Melbourne. 6-8pm on Monday 18 Oct 2010. Drawn at 6.30pm on the dot.

1st Prize - The Crafty Ladies & Gent's Quilt 1740x1740mm
2nd Prize - The Triangle Quilt 1300x1600mm
3rd Prize - The Heart Quilt 1250x1550mm
4th Prize - Kitty Came Home Clutch
5th Prize - Not Today Milk Crate Cushions
6rh Prize - Velvet Verity the Owl by Pink Snow Flakes

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