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elettaria
12:57 pm - Getting a quilt exhibited
I think the baby quilt I'm working on right now is worth getting exhibited, it's turned out really lovely. Does anyone have tips as to how to do this? I'm in the UK, in Edinburgh to be precise. The only quilt I've had exhibited was when I entered my Isis quilt into the Hoffman Challenge in 2010, it won, and then it was taken on tour around the spring quilt shows. I've not tried to have a quilt exhibited apart from that.


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From:bumponalog
Date:April 25th, 2014 01:20 am (UTC)
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Pictures or it didn't happen!
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From:mmegaera
Date:April 25th, 2014 03:59 am (UTC)
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I don't know how it works in the UK, but in the US, most quilt shows are organized by local quilt guilds, and you have to be a member to show your quilt.

There are other venues -- state and county fairs and I have no idea what the equivalent would be in the UK -- where anyone can enter a quilt and have it judged.

And there are big shows, like the one in Paducah, Kentucky (http://aqsshows.com/AQSPaducah/) and Houston, Texas (http://www.quilts.com/home/shows/viewer.php?page=FallFestival), but those are the Big Leagues, and I suspect you have to have some sort of track record with smaller shows before they'll even look at your quilt. And again, I have no idea what the UK equivalent would be.

And I agree, pictures or it didn't happen [g].

Edited at 2014-04-25 03:59 am (UTC)
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From:elettaria
Date:April 25th, 2014 08:33 am (UTC)
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Apparently you just enter a quilt into a national show, and they show it. So now I'm working to get it finished in time. As for pics, I won't be there! It's down the other end of the country, it I want it to get to the first available show so that it can then start its life with its new owner.
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From:mmegaera
Date:April 25th, 2014 04:16 pm (UTC)
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Well, you can take pics before you send it to the show, can't you? [g]

And things really are different over there.
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From:si_anenome
Date:April 25th, 2014 05:13 pm (UTC)
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It doesn't even have to be finished to take photos... we're quilters, after all.
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From:elettaria
Date:April 25th, 2014 05:35 pm (UTC)
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I didn't realise that I hadn't linked to it already! Sorry about that. Here it is.
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From:mmegaera
Date:April 25th, 2014 06:52 pm (UTC)
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That's better. And, yes, you definitely should be showing this one off.
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From:elettaria
Date:April 25th, 2014 09:23 pm (UTC)
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Thank you! I really am pleased with this one. I'll miss it when it's done, although then I get to move onto a dinosaur quilt.
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From:si_anenome
Date:May 1st, 2014 05:04 am (UTC)
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Beautiful fabrics!

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