Monday, 29 March 2010

Pennants for Patchworkers

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Festival of Quilts at the NEC for 2010 - Pennants for Patchworkers

Pennants4Patchworkers is the fundraiser for The Quilters' Guild at the Festival of Quilts in August (August 20th to the 23rd At the NEC, Birmingham) and is being "masterminded" by The Miniatures Group. The pennants can be any size from A4 downwards, but don't have to be miniatures.

There will be a Tombola, and tickets ending with 3 or 7 will be winners. Further information,pennants, hints and tips and challenges can be found on their website

The A4 Pennant should be an isoscelese triangle (the two angle sides the same length and angle from the upright). It should be 3 layers, quilted and finished appropriately.

Go to the website: to see ideas, patterns, photos and lots more examples some of which we have posted here.

If you make a Pennant and want to drop it off at Quilts UK at the Malvern Three Counties Showground (13th to 16th May 2010) why not bring it along to The Cotton Patch stand - (just to the right of the entrance). Judith Dursley who is co-ordinating the Pennant collection will pick them up from us on the Sunday of the Malvern show.

If you find an uncontrollable urge to keep making pennants (we also have felted pennants courtesy of Gillian Glad Rags which you may wish to try) we have just had information on Quilts 4 London which is a National Olympic Textile Project supported by Lynne Edwards, Gail Lawther, the Batik Guild, The Cross Stitch Guild, The International Felt Makers Association, the Quilter's Guild of the British Isles and UK Hand Knitting - visit their website or contact Irene Heathcote at for more information.

The idea is to make an A3 Pennant (12" x 16") using any Textile Technique - 12,000 are required and each 2012 Olympic Athelete will receive one! For YouTube links. ideas, and co-ordinators details visit their website.

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The Cotton Patch is a family run patchwork and quilting business which was started by Jean Sewell in 1990. The shop is situated in Hall Green, Birmingham and expanded in 1999 to include the shop next door. Originally offering Mail Order catalogues, The Cotton Patch established one of the first patchwork and quilting websites in the UK. The Cotton Patch continues to be a premier supplier of patchwork and quilting fabrics, tools and notions and supplies customers throughout the UK and the world.