Wednesday, 17 August 2011

A record breaking Czech quilt...

 I was completely blown away by this massive quilt over 6 meters long and 2 meters high (24 feet x 6 feet) it was the individual blocks were made by 178 quilters from all over the Czech Republic and then finished by only 6 women from the Ostrava Quilting Bee lead by Mrs Dana Brezinova

The sheer scale of it was amazing I cannot imagine how much it weighs!

 the quilt is now in the Guinness Book of World Records!

there are pictures of an event they held and the making of the quilt here 

one of my favorites is the line of people carrying it onto a stage all rolled up looks like a everyone had a great day

please do visit the site the galleries are very interesting even if you cannot understand the text!

1 comment:

  1. I saw this at the NEC and it is beautiful. I could have spent hours looking at all the unique details hidden within the blocks. It really is a most impressive and stunning quilt. It is impossible to capture via photos how vast it is.


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