Last night I joined my Modern Quilt Guild
at the Alicia Ashman Library
to help put up our first annual quilt show! It was a blast. I use the term “help” for what I did loosely because my feet were having a bad day, but I did offer some moral support.
|Check out the picture on the ad, it’s of one of mine. 🙂
We first piled them up roughly by size. There are so many beautiful quilts in the show. At first we didn’t think there would be room for all of them.
After some measuring and figgering we realized we had the room but just barely. Which is perfect, really. One doesn’t wish for blank spaces when hanging a show.
There were two basic hanging areas, here by the magazines.
Check out the Mrs’s Courageous Pantses:
They were calmly and coolly hanging stuff up so high that looking at them from the ground made me dizzy.
Up goes the denim quilt I made for the Project Quilting Challenge.
I have to say I feel like mine kinda stick out in that they are the only really heavy, not made out of quilting cotton ones there. No judgement of either kind of quilt there (I’ve made lighter ones before), just an observation.
How cool is that. Giant book quilt in a library.
Please indulge my abuse of the panoramic feature. It’s just fun to do.
This one’s by the bathroom
And so it this one. It’s my corduroy quilt. I almost didn’t get to hang it. In my mad rush to get out the door, I drilled too wide of a hole on the hanging pole thing for one of the eyehooks. I threw some wood glue in the hole but there was no time for it to dry and honestly, the glue wouldn’t have done the job for the two months this monster is slated to hang. It really was unhangable. It’s just heavy as hell and really needed all the support it could get.
I brought it along anyway. I mentioned to one woman there that I need some wire or something to secure the eyehook to the pole and she pulled a short length of wire right out of her pocket. Quilter to the rescue!
Who carries wire in their pocket? I may from now on. You never know.
The rest are all hanging in the children’s room.
They put all of the most colorful ones there.
There were some improvisational hanging techniques going on since we had more quilts than they had hanging apparatuses.
This is my favorite one there. (Am I allowed to have a favorite?) It’s so simple but colorful and I love the layout.
How cool is that?
This one matches the wood and the wall so well, it’s like it was made for that space.
Finally, another library appropriate one that fut just right under a spotlight, like it was made to be put there.
The quilts will be up through the end of June. I hope you can stop by and see them!