No, I’m not talking about my sewing machine. I’m referring to my quilt guild, Seaside Piecemakers, in Melbourne, FL. These ladies ROCK!
Today was “quilt turn in day” for our upcoming quilt show. What a well-oiled machine! The entire process was extremely efficient and thorough. From paperwork, to nametags, to checking sleeve sizes, no stone was left unturned.
First, there was some paperwork, and then I got to pick out a nametag holder. A group makes new ones for every show, always with a different format and color scheme. This year’s tag hangs around the neck and has a handy pocket in the back. (See what I mean about details?)
Next, I took my quilts to the quilt inspection ladies. (At least that’s what I’m calling them.) Here they are working with my quilt, Crotons.
They measured each quilt, checked that the sleeves were the proper size, and inspected them for stray threads, etc. One of mine did have a long thread, so they handed me the scissors to trim it. Wonderful! Then, they lint-rolled the front and back of each quilt and passed them to the labeling crew. These ladies attached the appropriate paperwork to the back of each quilt, and then handed them off the sorting and storage ladies.
At this point I was losing track of the process, but could see that my quilts were well taken care of. Another round of paperwork finished things off.
Wow. If a group puts this much effort into just one aspect of our show, can you imagine how great the show itself will be? I can’t wait! I hope you’ll make it to Melbourne, FL on either March 7th or 8th, so you can enjoy the fun!
If you do, please look for me and say “hello.” I’ll be doing a free color presentation each day at noon. (Plus, I have five quilts in the judged show and three more in the Dirty Dozen exhibit.)
And, to whet your appetite a little more, here’s a photo of one of my favorite quilts from our last show. It’s called Phantom Phoenix, and it’s made by Sylvia Clary.
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See you at the show!
Full show details:
Treasures by the Sea Quilt Show
March 7 & 8, 2014, 10-5
625 E Hibiscus Blvd.
Admission Donation $7.00
Over 200 judged quilts on display
Opportunity quilt raffle to benefit the Children’s Hunger Project.
Tickets $1 donation
Vendors, Lectures, and Demos
Special Displays by Free Spirit Art Dolls
and Dirty Dozen Fiber Artists
Small Quilt Raffle
Book Nook/ Tool Shed
Quilts for Sale
Quilt Appraiser – Sharon Metzger, AQS certified
Light lunch available for purchase