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!