Wednesday, 1 October 2014

.... textile jigsaw quilt auction.....

You may remember that earlier this year Les Soeurs Anglaises mounted a competition to win a place on one of our popular workshops (see previous blog).  Interested participants were asked to submit a jigsaw shaped patchwork piece, stitched with inspirational wording, to be made up into a quilt – the finished quilt to be auctioned to raise funds for the Cambodian Children’s Fund, an amazing charity based in Phnom Penh that provides life-changing education, nourishment and healing to vulnerable children from some of Cambodia’s most destitute communities, most of whom live on the rubbish tips around the city.

With a prize worth over £1000 on offer and a great cause at the heart of it, the skilfully stitched ‘jigsaw’ pieces by textile artists from all over the world started to pour in, and once our workshop leaders had chosen the winning piece (not an easy decision) at our Ray Stitch Reception back in April, Les Soeurs had the task of sewing all the pieces together into the one beautiful quilt.  We then backed it with cotton and lined it with vintage French linen and the unique finished quilt, incorporating every one of the wonderful submissions, is now available for auction on eBay.  For the next ten days only, you can add your bid to win this amazing one-off, textile jigsaw - which would look equally good covering a favourite bed or decorating a wall - and at the same time help raise a substantial sum for CCF.

Backed in vintage French linen by Les Soeurs the quilt measures 110cms by 160cms 


We'll be posting developments and letting you know the final amount raised, but meanwhile, thank you to everyone who contributed to this beautiful piece - for their hard work and creativity.  Inspirational!

We'll ask be announcing our new website, with all the workshop dates for next year, very shortly.  There will be a few surprises, new faces, and unusual developments, so make sure you watch this space!

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