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 – 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!