Welcome to the Little Gems project!

January 20, 2009

Scroll down to see the quilts or click on a name in the Makers List to access images of their Little Gems.

The Little Gem Quilts tombola took place at the Festival of Quilts in Birmingham, and we’re thrilled to report that it raised just over £10,000 for the Quilt Museum and Gallery in York.

Thank you everyone for contributing your Little Gem Quilt — and to all the Little Gems who came along and queued patiently to buy your tombola tickets!

This site will remain active, so that winners of Little Gem Quilts can make themselves known, and so that people who brought their quilts along in person can also submit photographs. With a total of nearly 2000 Little Gem Quilts submitted, quite a few haven’t yet appeared on the website…

Also, have a look at the After FOQ‘ page for ideas about how you can use or display your tombola prize!

You’ll still be able to see the gallery of little quilts made in the Contemporary Quilt group’s 2007 challenge. Information about CQ is on the website of The Quilter’s Guild of the British Isles.

Inspired to make your own Little Gem, and discover the joys of working small? On the How To’s page you’ll find links to websites that will help you with techniques.

Paint the Roses Red

September 4, 2009

Jennie Wood -

Paint the Roses Red by Jennie Wood

Suncast #3

August 24, 2009

Melinda Schwakhofer Suncast 3 LG

Suncast #3 by Melinda Schwakhofer

Suncast #4

August 24, 2009

Melinda Schwakhofer Suncast 4 LG

Suncast #4 by Melinda Schwakhofer


August 24, 2009

Kim Monins RNLI II LG

RNLI ll by Kim Monins  (Jersey)

Pretty in Pink ll

August 24, 2009


Pretty in Pink ll by Kim Monins  (Jersey)


August 24, 2009

Barbara Burnish EEF1 LG

EEF1 by Barbara Burnish

Mixed Farming

August 24, 2009

Val Shields Mixed Farming LG

Mixed Farming by Val Shields