Monday, November 05, 2012

Packing again...

Making one last look at the quilt piles to make sure I haven't forgotten anything.  I am off to a guild in South Carolina to do my talk on 100 years of American Quilts.  It is an overview of Quilting history using a trunkshow of parts of my own collection.
                                                                     Lemoyne Star...North Carolina
Can honestly say I haven't done this the same way twice.  First, I don't bring the same quilts.  Choosing which quilts is always a huge deal for me so it would be easier if I just picked a dozen and always used those but what fun would that be?!  Besides, sometimes that quilt may be up on the wall and that is where I draw the line...not climbing up on ladders and removing quilts from display to bring along.  It isn't like I don't have others that fit the same time period...I've always had the "Noah's Ark" approach to collecting (I wan't to have two of each type) so this works for me!
                                                                         Irish Chain with swag border...circa 1840, Marlyand
The second reason is I ask the guild members to bring quilts that we fit into the "timeline."  Sometimes there are only 6-10 and once there were over 50!  Definitely keeps me on my toes!  (Have to admit to being a bit brain-dead after the 50 quilt day...quilt speed dating!)
                                            Redwork, circa 1910, Washington D.C.

10 comments:

Teresa said...

I wish I lived closs enough to hear one of your talks...I LOVE quilt history and seeing old quilts. That's quite a beauty hanging on the wall...

In stitches,
Teresa :o)

Brown Dirt Cottage said...

Oh, I would love to be able to hear your talk!
How fun!

Good luck with it.....hope it turns out great!!

Nifty Quilts said...

Wish I could come to your talk. I'm sure the others will enjoy it!

Janet O. said...

I, too, would love to hear and see your presentation. Love quilt history!
That Irish Chain quilt is so wonderful. Do you worry about the wear and tear on the quilts with all of the travel and display stress on them or are the ones you take along pretty sturdy?

Loris said...

Hope it goes well for you. Have a great time with Bonnie :-)

*karendianne. said...

Wow. Loving that Irish Chain with swag. So interesting what you do/share, Sio. Have a great trip!!!

Tonya Ricucci said...

yay, glad you're feeling well enough to do this. have a blast!

Jeanne said...

I would love to be in the group when you give your talk and show your quilts!

Janet said...

Wish I could come, see and hear!! Your quilts you've shared here are wonderful. I love the wonky quilting in that first one :0)

Sandra said...

Since you have extra can I have the Irish Chain with the swag border please???
So good to visit with you at Seminar!