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.


Jodie said...

hmmm, I have no experience of quilt shows , except visiting but I would have thought they would need photos first . Oh well, I hope it travels safely.

Daisy said...

Diana, I have no idea how they run quilt shows either. I hope it goes well for you. I love that quilt. I think it is probably the one I like the best of all that you have shown on your blog here. Good luck at the show!

The Gingerbread House said...

Ladydi, my daughter sends off quilts to lots of shows..I never have..only thing I can say is I hope you had it insured!It's beautiful..Ginny

Tine said...

I have no experience of quilt shows either, but this quilt of yours is beautiful! Good luck at the quilt show :)

Suzanne said...

How wonderful that your quilt made it to the quilt show, but I can imagine you will be worried about it until it returns.
Good luck with the show and I am sure your quilt will be back soon.

ladydi said...

It's on it's way! Thanks for your good wishes, and yes, Miss Ginny, I did indeed insure it. The man at the window in the Post Office asked what was in it, and seemed a little perplexed that I would insure such a thing. Evidently he's never made a quilt!