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Thread: Traffic Signal Box Quilted

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    Member Gomeyer's Avatar
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    Our EQ7 Group (Missoula Electric Quilters) participated in a fabulous public art project. Our community members submit designs to be applied to the numerous, gray traffic boxes at each intersection. The committee decides on the "winners" and the boxes are decorated. We submitted two designs and they were both accepted. We designed a one block quilt representing mountains, trails, popular icons in our valley..."Missoula Quilted" The second one has blocks that represent our heritage..."Missoula Heritage". We chose to have our designs reproduced in vinyl and professionally installed. We are thrilled with the results. More info: http://www.ci.missoula.mt.us/index.aspx?NID=899
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    Those are awesome!

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    Those are so neat. Good job.

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    Congratulations! What a unique way to pretty up the town.

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    Urban beautification at it's best!:)

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    Great designs, wish I could see them in person.

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    Wonderful idea to prettyup the landscape - and neat quilt patterns to boot!

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    That's wonderful. I can see a local quilter holding up traffic to admire the quilt designs...lol

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    Super cool!

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    Pretty!! Pretty!!!

    :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    Those are wonderful. In Lakeland Florida, they have the swans.... large swan figures all over town painted by different artists. They are so beautiful. Ocala Florida has the horses. I think town should have something to showcase their special features.

    Lynn :lol:

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    Quote Originally Posted by mhunt1717
    Those are awesome!
    :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    What a great idea to "decorate" your community.
    Those boxes (and the big telephones ones as well) are usually a real eyesore.

    Can you tell me more about the printing on vinyl -
    Where did you have it done and what type of professional installer did you use?

    Thanks.

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    Neat idea! Your designs are gorgeous too!

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    Awesome. Thanks for sharing.

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    What a neat idea. May have to bring something like this up to our quilt guild.

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    Great, they look so good!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MTS
    What a great idea to "decorate" your community.
    Those boxes (and the big telephones ones as well) are usually a real eyesore.

    Can you tell me more about the printing on vinyl -
    Where did you have it done and what type of professional installer did you use?

    Thanks.
    We contacted a local print shop, they rendered it on the vinyl (like they do cars, etc) and the guy at the print shop installed it. Kind of like contact paper to initally apply it, then the "smashing down" process.. using a tool that kinda looks like a credit card and of course, his fingernail!! Then he hit it with a blow torch and the heat shrink wrapped it and activated the glue that permanently bonds it to the box. Quite a process. sue

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    Very interesting. Thanks for the description of the process.

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    Oh what imaginations you all have. They are so tremendous

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    Those are soo cool!!!

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    those are awesome!!!

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