Cultural Playing Field


Quilts 4 London presentation at The Guildhall, Northampton by Robin Simpson
February 10, 2012, 11:08 am
Filed under: meetings | Tags: , , ,
Quilts 4 London presentation at The Guildhall, Northampton

Quilts 4 London presentation at The Guildhall, Northampton

Last Friday evening I was in Northampton to attend the Quilts 4 London presentation event. Quilts 4 London is working to create an A3-sized pennant as a gift for each of the 14,000 athletes taking part in the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Quilts 4 London presentation at The Guildhall, Northampton

Quilts 4 London presentation at The Guildhall, Northampton

 

The project has volunteer organisers across the country: when Shirley Wiblin-Hales took on the role for Northamptonshire she promised to ensure that at least 25 pennants were made. On Friday, in the beautiful setting of the Guildhall, Northampton, Shirley and her team of volunteer helpers formally handed over to the national organisers of Quilts 4 London an incredible total of 1,561 pennants made by children and adults from Northamptonshire as gifts to the Olympic and Paralympic athletes. Every one of these pennants has been photographed for the official Northampton Council archive and the display in the Guildhall was spectacular.

The Northamptonshire contribution brings the project’s national total to approximately 13,400 pennants – very close now to what seemed like an impossible target, thanks to the determination, enthusiasm and dynamism of Shirley and volunteers like her across the country. See: http://www.quilts4london.org.uk

Robin Simpson.

Quilts 4 London presentation at The Guildhall, Northampton

Quilts 4 London presentation at The Guildhall, Northampton


Leave a Comment so far
Leave a comment



Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s



%d bloggers like this: