Sunday, January 17, 2010
Is this how it's done?
Did you ever help your child pack his bag for camp, and watch him leave with a lump in your throat? You know he's going to have a good time, and you hope he'll be safe, but you feel sad that he's leaving.
The boys survived camp, and now I'm sending my very favorite quilt to a quilt show. This is the first time I've done such a thing, and I'm a bit alarmed by the protocol. I had to send in my application several weeks ago, with a description of the quilt. They didn't ask for a photo, though I did include one. They only notify potential entrants if their quilt is not accepted.
It has to be delivered on Wednesday, 1/20, or Thursday 1/21 between 9 and 5, or it can be mailed. Amazingly enough I have to work both of those days, between 7:30 and 6:30, so I packed up my very favorite quilt to take to the post office. I packed it ever so carefully, and then I decided it needed another layer of protection, so I put my carefully wrapped quilt in a box.
Is this normal? They don't even want to see the quilts before they agree to display them at quite a reputable quilt show? Last year there were two that were nearly identical, and I now see how that happened.