We are now well into the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. Thoughout the broadcast I’ve been admiring the quilty motif on the competitors and around the venues.
Fun and bright colors patched together! Right up my alley!
There’s been some additional patchiness. Burton Snowboards designed the snowboarding team uniform jackets look like patchwork.
Here’s what the Burton press release says: “To design the uniform for the 2014 Sochi Games, Burton once again turned to America’s heritage for inspiration. And nothing represents Americana more than handcrafted patchwork quilts and the American flag, which are both at the heart of the 2014 uniform. After a long hunt, Burton designers found the perfect vintage quilt at an antique fair. Then, they brought it home to Vermont where it was deconstructed and re-constructed by a veteran Vermont quilt maker in order to get it ready to replicate onto the outerwear fabrics. Following this, Burton developed a method to print exact replicas of both the quilt and a vintage American flag onto the fabric of the jackets. The end result is that the quilt pattern on the jackets looks like it was hand-stitched with patchwork squares – just like the original. And an exact duplicate of the vintage American flag is proudly featured on the jacket’s sleeve. “