Giant Sunflower Quilt for the Ukraine

Giant Sunflower Quilt for the Ukraine

Christo wrapped some of the worlds most famous landmarks in silk and now an Australian artist wants to wrap the bombed buildings and muddy graveyards in the Ukraine in fabric.

The fabric is a quilt made with love featuring the Sunflower, the Ukraines national flower.

Artist Janno McLaughlin (pictured) said her heart shattered as the news of Russia’s invasion reverberated around the world.

In a bid to turn this into a burst of hope, she is now on the lookout for 1,000 quilt patches to form a huge art installation.

The more pieces she receives the better - featuring the sunflower as her inspiration - the word is spreading. The NSW CWA conference recently celebrated their 100 year anniversary presenting a great opportunity to rally more quilters. Now patches are now coming from all over the world including South Africa, New Zealand, parts of the US and the UK.

If you want to take part please complete a 30cm x 30cm patch and mail it to Janno Mclaughlin at PO Box 746, Scone NSW 2337. Janno hopes to take the completed piece to the Ukraine for their Independence Day on the 24th of August. 

So take a seat and start sewing! It is a beautiful way to show your support the people of the Ukraine.

Please post images of your handiwork and tag us at @cream_collection_lifestyle 

Image credit ABC News.

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