Wednesday 5 March 2014

WOW: Spare a Heart?

WOW = WIPs On Wednesday

The Quilter's Guild of the British Isles Festival of Quilts 2014 will be hosting a Heart themed Tombola this year and are asking for heart shaped items, no more than A4 in size, to be donated for this event. If you'd like to contribute to the Tombola, you can send in your creation which will be used to raise funds for the Guild. 

If you're outside the UK, as I am, you can send in your finished hearts from anywhere in the world to: 

The Lilacs, Dittons Road,
Polegate, East Sussex. BN26 6JQ

Jan Allston is the co-ordinator of Region 2 of the Quilter's Guild of the British Isles and when she asked if I'd be interested in making anything, well I was delighted to help. You may remember that Jan is our fine marriage coverlet contact in the UK and was researching and looking into the original 1790 quilt before it was found. I think she's been amazingly generous with her time and I am happy to do what I can to contribute to the Quilter's Guild. I personally think that it's in every quilters interest to do what they can to support quilters, wherever they are.

The quilting community I know is generous and worldwide. Somewhere in my own heart, I'm fairly sure that if the mysterious quilter of the marriage coverlet of 1790 were alive today, she'd be a member of a Quilting Guild and contributing in this small way feels like a nice connection to her home country.

Do you recognize these hearts? They're from Love Entwined and this is my contribution to the Tombola. Today I'm going to quilt it in preparation for sending.

You can read about the Tombola here
or why not send a semi completed piece? You can read about that here

What's Your WOW ?


  1. I am working on numerous projects like always - it is too cold to do much outside - I do hope it warms up tomorrow!

  2. Hi Karen, over on this side of the world I am waiting for the cooler weather so that I can quilt more comfortably!

  3. This American had to go to the dictionary to figure out what a Tombola is–could it be an English word that never made it over the Atlantic?

    I think I know what I'll do with the last of the little heart pins I made last month. Thanks for telling us about the Love Hearts Tombola.

  4. Love your hearts :)
    This week I am sharing what I got done at the retreat and pictures from the retreat.
    I finished my Spoolin' Around mini table treat, which I chose as my picture for your linky.

  5. Beautiful hearts for LE Esther and a lovely donation. Thanks for having the party and for always inspiring us!!


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