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Thread: quilt show white glove angel

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    Senior Member Prissnboot's Avatar
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    quilt show white glove angel

    Has anyone ever been a quilt show angel (like they call them in Houston) or a white glove person at a quilt show?

    What was your experience like, would you repeat it, and what was your reward from the show? Free tickets? How long did you have to work, what were your duties?

    I'm thinking of doing this at the upcoming Houston show if they have any openings.....

    and would love to hear opinions of those who have done this previously.
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    I did it in Tucson, it was wonderful being able to see the quilts and be that up close (I did the really old quilts) but there was no reward, maybe at a show as big as Houston there would be. Be ready to be on your feet for hours and it may be on a concrete floor. That was my only problem, my legs got tired!
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    I did it one year and Judy Mathieson's Mariner's Compass with the curved flying geese was showing. Someone asked me how it was done and I stumbled through an explanation and then looked around and said, "But ask her, she's right next to you."
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    I haven't done it at a big show, but I have been a white glove lady at local shows.

    I really enjoy doing it even though it means a lot of time on my feet. It's an opportunity to look at quilts up close and really see the detail, and see other people's reaction. It gave me the chance to talk to different people, too. I turned quilts up so viewers could see the back, and made sure no one was touching the quilts.

    I've never been compensated for it, other than maybe getting a quilt pin. And if I lived closer to Houston I'd be there in a heartbeat!

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    I haven't done it, but I have 2 friends who did. Sadly, both of them say they would never do it again. They had to do a 4-hour shift and in return, received free admission to the show. One is in her mid-40's, the other in her mid-60's, and they both said 4 hours was too long. The younger one said she was so tired by the end of her shift she had no desire to see the rest of the show.

    I might consider it if I could do 2 or 3 hours, but that's probably unlikely to happen because the show would need more volunteers to cover.

    eta - This was at the largest show in Portland - a smaller show would probably be easier.

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    I have done this, 2 hr. shifts. I would do it again, had a blast! lots of people to talk to about quilts. Heaven knows I don't know it all but I do know where to direst most people for more information. Was able to talk to a couple of very talented quilters about there quilts very educational!

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    I would just like to say "thank you" to those who have volunteered their time to be angels. Otherwise, certain aspects and information about so many quilts would remain a mystery. It adds so much to going to a show to be able to get more background on a quilt and see the back side. Although the back sides of quilts aren't typically the interesting side, it becomes artwork when intricate quilting techniques are done and I've seen some quilts which were just as magnificent from the back as the front. Going again to the Houston quilt show next week...so excited!
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