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Going to London?

Hello all, Mary Ellen here.

Have you ever been to an Olympic Games? Perhaps you had the chance when the Games were in Lake Placid here in NY. Or in Atlanta?…

I’m sure you know the Games will be in London in the UK this time around. Do you recall the project that quilters were involved in for the Atlanta Games? The flag bearer and Olympic official of each country received a quilt made by quilters from all over the Atlanta/Georgia area. The London Games have inspired quilters in Britain-as soon as they realized that London had won the games the project began. Each country will be receiving a quilt and each athlete will receive a banner. They have expanded the scope of the project to include the ParaOlympics, and the Special Olympics.

Here’s a link to 2 videos with interviews with the project organizers. You can’t see all the quilts and banners but none the less it’s nice to see what you can. Many children, community groups, and individual quilters were involved. I’m sure if I keep looking I’ll be able to find more as the Games arrive and progress.

Enjoy!

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