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Thread: Have you been to any Quilters Trunk Shows?

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    Have you been to any Quilters Trunk Shows?

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    No ...but would love to!

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    "Our" Eddie actually was the speaker at one!!

    But no...I've never been to one...would love to go!

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    No, I haven't, but I'd sure like to sometime!!

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    Me either. In fact, I've never been to a real quilt show either!

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    Well sort of, a lady in my guild brought her's to our meeting. They were just beautiful!

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    I have attended one with Cathy Miller The singing quilter. and her quilts were really nice. She had just finished one that was done with postage stamp size squares. And of course her songs and singing were very entertaining. Then I was at one that Patricia Pepe did shownig us the "X-block" books and the quilts she made with them. If you haven't heard of her you should look her up on google. She is a wonderful lady. I just happened to be staying at the Magnokia Hotel in Houston last year at the Quilt show. And there were several with local ladies that have 2 or 3 patterns out. They are fun.

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    Our guild has had a couple of speakers that gave a Quilter's Trunk Show. It was facinating.

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    I've seen several trunk shows, some really big and some not so big. I have even given a trunk show myself.

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    They are fun, I like to see the ones where they show ALL of the stuff, old and new. You can really see the progression in the work.

    I did see one where I could NOT wait to get out. Her quilts were pretty, but public speaking was not her forte.

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    I've been to 6 of them, I really enjoy them, an d its even nicer if they have a class the next day.

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    We have speakers do trunk shows at our quilt guild meetings a couple of times a year. One lady in our guild is an award winning FMQer on her Bernina. She shows the evolution of her quilting skill, from beginning to current. It was really neat to see all her quilts. Then we had a lady talk about learning to use color, and she brought old and new quilts she had done to illustrate her talk. About 15-20 quilts each, describing technique and color/pattern selections. It's really fun and very inspiring.

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    I have never been to one. I haven't ever been to a quilt show either but would love to sometime. Sounds like fun.

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    Can you please explain to me what a trunk show exactly is? We don't have something like that here in Germany - so what exactly is going on there?

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    The guild I belong to usually has a trunk show every year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Borntohandquilt
    Can you please explain to me what a trunk show exactly is? We don't have something like that here in Germany - so what exactly is going on there?
    A trunk show is when a quilter brings a huge pile of the quilts he or she has made. As they hold up and display each quilt, they talk about what inspired them to make it, the difficulties they may have encountered and overcome, and other interesting facts about the quilt and its meaning. It's very inspirational and I learn a lot just by looking at other people's work. If you would like to see what a trunk show looks like, click here. This is a trunk show given at my local guild by Sally Collins. She has generously allowed us to put the photos up on the website. There is also another trunk show you can see if you click on the home page and then click on the tab that says Doris Coffee Trunk Show. Doris is one of the sweetest ladies I know and her quilts are amazing. I hope this helps.

    My guild has trunk shows several times a year and I've been very blessed to see some amazing stuff!

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    Thank you Tiffany!
    That helps a lot. This is something I can imagine to organize one day with my own quilts... and it's something new here!

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    We have a small quilt club meeting once a month and most members bring something they are working on or have completed for "show & tell". It's not a trunk show from one individual but we get the same effect. It's always fun to see everyone's projects. I have a friend that has given a trunk show at a nursing home. She said it was fun to get the people there involved in "do you remember seeing this pattern". There is also someting similar called a Bed Turning. I saw this done at a show once. The quilts were all layed out on a bed and a history was given on each one as they were turned down and shown.

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    The area I live in, we have a number of great quilters that have done trunk shows for us. Claudia Clark Meyers, Mary Mulari, Joann Larsen Line (The Quiltmakers Gift, she had since passed away), Susan Cleveland, Marilyn Foreman, and Sandi Irish. Each one had something different to offer and we enjoyed their shows.

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    The area I live in, we have a number of great quilters that have done trunk shows for our guilds, Claudia Clark Meyers, Mary Mulari, Joann Larsen Line (The Quiltmakers Gift, she has since passed away), Susan Cleveland, Marilyn Foreman, Sandi Irish and Karen McTavish. With each show we all were inspired to try something new so they were a lot of fun.

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    Awesome, at one of the quilt shows that I went to they have a bed turning demonstration, all the quilts on the bed and they took them off for show and tell, was fun (on an old antique metal bed)

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    Our local QG did a trunk show this spring at the local assisted living home for National Quilt Day. We made the show last about an hour and we all brought things we had made or were working on. Plus some of the residents had homemade quilts on their beds and we showed them off, too. Everyone was pleased with how it turned out. It was our first time doing one and we thought we might try another when the local community has a fall marathon race, just for something different to see and do when people are in town. Don't know how runners (and spouses)will mix with a trunk show but will let you know. :-)

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    I could never do a trunk show.... I gave away every quilt I ever made! I don't own one single quilt that has come from my sewing machine, unless it is a top that I haven't finished yet. I have a few quilts in my house that my great grandmother made and one of my aunts made for my children when they were born... otherwise, just unfinished projects.

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    That would be so much fun.

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    My guild has had a lot of trunk shows over the years. Every month the program committee brings in a speaker and they normally do a trunk show. They get some famous people and some from within the guild. I have also done one with my mother and sister, I had to ask for a bunch of quilts back to show but everyone was great about it.

    I was also at the trunk show for Robin Pandolph that was at a guild about an hour away the week before someone stole all of her quilts. They were amazing to see... to bad the person that stole them doesn't realize the value in those quilts.

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