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Thread: I am new and have a question

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    Senior Member grammatjr's Avatar
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    Hello, I have been admiring all your skills, beautiful quilts and wonderful camaraderie for awhile, and felt it was time to say hello.

    Also, I was hoping you might (I know you will) have a few ideas for me. :?

    I am only a quilter of a couple years, and long story deleted, I am now in charge of heading up an employee quilt show at work. We have around a dozen employees entering the show, and the room is about 900 square feet on the floor, and 110 linear feet on the walls to hang.

    I am trying to find creative ideas for displaying the quilts to their best advantage. Of course, many will be hung on the walls, but I wondered what other options you all could come up with. We have thought of a ladder, rocking chair, an old church pew, a steamer trunk, etc.

    I also wondered about adding accessories. For example, if we have a table runner, set up as for dinner. Or, if we have a jacket maybe put it on a mannequin. If we have a small wall hanging, maybe a shelf below, with some coordinating figurines or flowers.

    See what I am saying? The show is in the spring, so we have time for thinking caps.

    Oh, and please pray for me. The quilt I REALLY want to enter, I haven't hardly begun, and it is very complicated! UUGGHHH!!!!!!! LOL :roll:

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    Be sure to post pictures

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    Welcome to the board from Southern California.
    All of your ideas are good, use the ladder, drape some over a table, a mannequin is great for a jacket. A steamer trunk draped with a quilt is good. Draped over a chair, if it is in a place where no one can step on it, you can also put one on the floor. A table with the runner is good, just don't cover it up too much with the dinnerware. If you have a way to use a quilt as a space divider, you can handg two that wayor show the lovely back of one with great quilting.
    I'm sure that there are others here that have set up shows and will have some gread ideas.

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    Hi and welcome. Love to see it.

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    All of your ideas are great! What about a quilt frame for yours just in case it isn't ready yet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by billswife99
    All of your ideas are great! What about a quilt frame for yours just in case it isn't ready yet?
    Or if you don't have it all the way done, how about a sewing machine on a table with the quilt-in-process on the machine as you just left it for a few moments?
    Ironing board with small iron and quilt top draped over it.
    Small cutting board with a couple blocks on it?

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    *Waves from Iowa* :)

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    Great ideas, I can't think of any more to add. Waves from Ireland

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    Many good suggestions posted...draped over a rocking chair or antique sewing cabinents???

    Potholders displayed with old/antique cookware???

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    Hello, and welcome to the board from Missouri.
    What are you planning to use to hang the quilts from the walls? Do the quilts have sleeves?
    I have seen quilts displayed on the backs of church pews in churches. Over railings on balconies in nursing homes, and across chairs. Clipped to clotheslines strung across walls. :lol:

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