Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 1 2
Results 11 to 18 of 18

Thread: Homemakers Quilt Show

  1. #11
    Super Member ghostrider's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Posts
    4,055
    I don’t know if you’d have enough time to get this done by your show date, but you might want to try. One of the local guilds here made what they call a “Touch-Me Quilt” that they hang at all their shows. It was done so that visitors could touch and examine a quilt and see exactly how all the different parts are made. The guild members made up 16 different blocks, each representing a different technique or style of quilting (pieced, appliqué, set in seams, curves, Seminole, etc). Each of the four borders is also different, as are sections of the binding/finishing edge. The entire right side is left open so visitors can see the inside and on that row the quilt is tied. The paper is even left on one of the paper pieced blocks. It’s a giant sampler, not just of blocks, but of methods, techniques, styles, and quilting.

    There have been a lot of positive comments from visitors and the quilt has answered many questions for quilters and non-quilters alike. The monitors frequently take a visitor to this quilt to show them the answer to a question rather than just trying to explain something that cannot really be seen and touched otherwise. Even when it’s not at shows, it helps answer questions that guild members may have. Not all of us know everything about every technique after all! It’s a great group learning project just to make one!

  2. #12
    Moderator littlehud's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    SW Iowa
    Posts
    32,931
    I love the idea of a "touch me" quilt. What a great learning tool.

  3. #13
    Power Poster amma's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Out searching for some sunshine :-)
    Posts
    59,114
    Blog Entries
    1
    Awesome suggestion ghostrider!!! :D:D:D

  4. #14
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Posts
    573
    A special Christmas corner is a nice feature, with special pieced ornaments with each member putting her name on one. We set up an artificial tree, at several shows--created good feedback. the old one

  5. #15
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Hattiesburg,MS 39402
    Posts
    1,283
    I know some of the links to free patterns, can someone please put some on this page for me. I especially like www.fatcatpatterns.com and www.withthreadandneedle.com, Nancy has a bom.

    Thanks

  6. #16
    Super Member ghostrider's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Posts
    4,055
    Quote Originally Posted by reginalovesfabric
    I know some of the links to free patterns, can someone please put some on this page for me. I especially like www.fatcatpatterns.com and www.withthreadandneedle.com, Nancy has a bom.

    Thanks
    If you enter 'free patterns' in the search function you will find a ton of them. Most are under the Links and Resources section of the board. :-D

  7. #17
    Senior Member Belles.hold's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Hickory Hills, IL
    Posts
    437
    Another idea for quilt tops is to display all of them on a bed frame (or something rigged up to resemble a bed). At various times during the show, two members can uncover the quilts, one at a time, telling something interesting about the quilt. At our guild, we call this a "bed turning". Good luck with your show!

  8. #18
    Super Member nursie76's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    North Central PA
    Posts
    5,621
    When our guild has a show, the members bring orphan blocks, and small quilted objects to sell, raffle off a quilt and also bring discarded/unwanted back issues of quilt magazines to either give away or sell for a very small amount.

Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 1 2

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.