Wednesday, June 22, 2011

2014 Winter Olympics--Principle of the Patchwork Quilt?

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The XXII Olympic Winter Games will take place in 2014 in Sochi, Russia. This week the Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee unveiled the concept of the "Look of the Games" which was designed by BOSCO Sports, a sponsor of the Olympics, as well as the official uniform provider for the Russian Olympic team since 2002. Their newest entry for 'the look' revolves around “the principle of the ‘patchwork quilt’ — a combination of 16 designs representing the most famous traditional Russian arts and crafts, ranging from Gzhel to Khokhloma.”
Using these compiled fabrics....

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.....they created a design which the press release describes as....

"The design was created from the motifs of ornaments of the most famous Russian national crafts. Here we can see Uftyuzhskaya painting and Vologda lace, Gzhel and Zhostovo painting, Kubachi patterns and Pavlov Posad shawls, Mezenskaya painting and Khokhloma, Yakutsk patterns and Ivanovo chintz. A new modern approach to the folk motifs, a thorough work on the common algorithm for construction of the patchwork quilt - “an individual net”, and on each of the 28 constituent fragments, and an unconditional work of authorship of the BOSCO creative team add an exclusive urgency to the LOOK OF THE GAMES."

Check out the fabulous unveiling photos...


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Oh yes....If I could vote I'd definitely vote for this patchwork crafts entry as the theme of the 2014 Olympics, how about you?

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11 comments:

  1. Oh, yes! These are all great, and I want one of the tee shirts!

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  2. Wow! How cool is that!!! I SO hope they go with it!

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  3. Wow! I love them - imagine that patchwork plane gracing the skies!
    Love the colours they used - I feel another quilt coming on!!

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  4. Oh, wow...love this idea!

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  5. everything looks better in a quilt! Beautiful idea and execution! Well Done Russia! :)

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  6. wow! Very impressive!

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  7. I NEVER wear t-shirts with printed words, but I want one of these! They are terrific!

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  8. How Beautiful!!! I vote for this too...and could I please have one of those T-shirts?? :)

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  9. Terrific if that theme was chosen! What a boost for quilting.

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  10. Bravo for the insight of the 2014 Olympics design team. Hopefully there will be many new, young quiters joining our ranks during and after the Olympics!

    I agree, I would love one of those awesome t-shirts!

    warm quilt hugs, sue in CA

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  11. Wow, that is amazing and unique idea and so well done! Thank you for sharing!

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Michele Bilyeu blogs "With Heart and Hands" as she journeys between Douglas, Alaska and Salem, Oregon.