Contemporary Quilt, a specialist group of the Quilters’ Guild of the British Isles, ran a tombola at the 2009 Festival of Quilts, 20th – 23rd August 2009, of ‘Little Gems’ – A4 sized quilts made and donated to raise funds for the new Guild Museum and Gallery in York.
The Little Gems idea was based on the journal quilts done in 2007 by the Contemporary Group of the Quilters Guild of the British Isles – which in turn was based on the Journal Quilt project shown at the Houston show for several years, starting in 2003.
Participants in the journal quilt projects made one small quilt a month, for a year. Some people found working small was a challenge – some found it was a delight!
Making little quilts are a great way to try out new techniques or ideas, or to try new blocks or applique patterns, or even to perfect your machine or hand quilting. You soon find you have a growing stack of them.
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