Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Anatomy of a Quilt Show

It's been almost two weeks now, but I'm finally getting around to posting some photos from the quilt show.  I helped coordinate the set-up again this year, and it's just amazing that what takes an entire day to come together comes down in less than an hour.  It's all worth it, of course, to see the amazing work created by guild members, to earn funds for the guild's programming, and to get to know the other quilters better.  But the amount of work that goes into pulling off this two-day event is unbelievable.

First, a few photos from set-up day:

Our car loaded with some of the racks we used:
The main room at Mount Mary, empty at about 7:15 a.m.:
The stack of racks and poles after we carried them in:

Progress putting up racks and quilts, taken at some point mid-morning:
Hanging curtains in the smaller room (to which we would pin the wall hangings):
Hanging quilts in the hallway:
Having a good time:
After a long day's work, it was great to see the fruits of our efforts in the nearly 350 items hung.  Ben did a great job photographing all of the quilts; if you weren't able to attend, here is a slideshow with images of everything in the show.

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