Friday, January 17, 2014

Quilt Show Preparations

My guild's quilt show this year is March 7 and 8.  Preparations by our members are now getting hot and heavy.  It seems like such a long way away, but if you think about it, it really isn't.  Judging is at the end of February and the show is the following week.

I usually make at least one small quilt (15 x 15) to donate to our small quilt raffle.  We also have several other areas in our show, such as our boutique with items made by members (in fact a couple of us got together this morning to work on some cute things), as well as a silent auction.  You can read more about our show here if you are interested.  Just click on the Quilt Show 2014 tab.  Our guild also makes a large raffle quilt for the show.  The proceeds go to charity -- this year it is the Children's Hunger Project.

My small quilt this year is "Baby Baskets."  It is a collaboration between me and my friend Laurel.

I designed the pattern in EQ7 and pieced it, and she quilted it.  BTW, she's the one who is quilting my Farmer's Wife quilt that I'm putting in the show.  Anyway, we finished this little quilt a couple months ago, but today is the day I finally got around to making the label for it.  I used my EQ program to make the label and printed it on EQ's fabric sheets.  Love them!  I stock up when they go on sale, as they are kinda pricey, but the end product is worth it to me.  Isn't the label darling?

Where is the time going?


Gemini Jen NZ said...

Very cute, I love the way the quilting makes the baskets pop out! All the best for your show!

scraphappy said...

What a cute quilt. Enjoy your preparations. I am starting to look forward to the show! I'll be sure to come an visit your Farmer's Wife.

Jasmine said...

I love the design of the baskets. The handles are super cute!

Bonnie said...

Great quilt. I would love to see what your print out looked like before you made it into a block. Or wait, did you print the whole thing? The quilting really enhances the block. I wish I was closer so I could bid on it.