Posted by Rachel Westall on 8 June 2020
The 2020 Festival of Quilts will switch to an online format to accommodate as many of the annual quilting events and competitions as possible and in order to celebrate this event, Vlieseline has created a Quilt-along project to engage quilters and crafters in lockdown during the weeks leading up to FoQ.
Vlieseline has partnered with author and designer Laura Strutt who is creating a quilt suitable for all levels of experience, including beginners, using Vlieseline Quickscreen Square and Vlieseline 80/20 Cotton Wadding. Live demonstrations can be viewed on the Vlieseline Freudenberg Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/VlieselineFreudenbergUK once a week starting week beginning 6th July, 2020. Everyone is welcome to join this activity, including the free quilt pattern and step-by-step instructions from this page.
Vlieseline would also like to invite participants to enter their quilts into an online competition offering a prize of £100 worth of Vlieseline products. Please follow and like the Facebook page for updates on this upcoming event.
Vlieseline would like to highlight the excellent work carried out by Project Linus https://projectlinusuk.org.uk/ who would be grateful for any quilt donations after this event.
The organisation aims to provide a sense of security and comfort to sick and traumatised babies, children and teenagers through the provision of new home-made patchwork quilts and knitted blankets, and give volunteers across the UK the opportunity to contribute to their local community.
To find out more about Vlieseline products, please visit the website; www.vlieseline.com