The quilts are officially up and on exhibit until the end of April and the Harford County, MD Gallery has never been more colorful!
I have thoroughly enjoyed walking visitors through the chosen quilt pieces, offering amusing stories and tip bits along the way. What fun!
This opportunity has been very humbling…it is sometimes so hard to have others judge something so very personal. My hope is that they can sense the vision and passion that I have for this craft.
Enjoy a few photos and let me know which one you like the best!
Only a week til spring…
For the months of March and April, I have been honored with a gallery exhibit in the County Council chambers of my local government. Exciting opportunity but so many details I had not thought about when I was asked to be the guest exhibitor a few months ago!
First up, I had to stop over and view the space last week to determine how to hang the quilts and how many samples I would need to fill the long, white hallway walls.
Back home to pull out my stored quilts – wall hangings, runners, mini, lap quilts and bed quilts – and to evaluate which ones would serve as a well-rounded sampling of my collection of works. Once chosen, the quilts needed to be aired, spot cleaned and ironed. Some quilts will receive a sleeve for the “dowel and hook” set-up and others will have small rings attached to the top binding back in order to hang on the existing system. Can I use a quilt rack or a rocking chair as props? Have to check on that one!
Next to deal with the documentation side of things. First I had to compose a bio for the event. Had not done this since my quilt pattern business years ago! Need to secure a picture too.
Next – detailed descriptions to serve as labels for each of the pieces being hung during the event.
Finally, making the decision on whether I want to price some of my pieces for sale or just supply contact information with an email address and a link to my blog for taking custom orders and commissions.
Scheduled to set up the exhibit next week – will upload comprehensive gallery pictures as soon as they are available!
Happy Quilting and if you live on the East coast – here’s hoping for an ice free week!