As you know I love hand quilting!! Occasionally I am asked how I use all the quilts I make.
I am a firm believer in actually using quilts. It doesn’t make sense to me to make them and “save them for special”
I use my quilts in different ways.
A very few are gifts
I change the quilts for the bed seasonally or whenever the mood strikes.
I like to store quilts on the spare bed. Many layers of quilts layered on the bed keeps them from getting fold lined. This one is the current top of the pile but that is easily changed.
These are currently draped over chairs in the living-room…so much nicer than a slip-cover.
This one is on the sofa all ready for naps
This quilt hung in the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum in CO in 2012.
Once I get them back from the shows I add them to the others, and use them and display them.
I have about 10 in a display case with glass sides and top.
All of the quilts get changed out seasonally or as the mood strikes me.
Lastly I use my quilts in Lectures/Trunk shows. Nothing works as well as an actual quilt to demonstrate quilting.
I usually bring about 30 finished quilts to a lecture…I talk about the materials…the history of the antique/vintage tops…repair, marking, washing, buying tops….and show pictured of the quilts in various stages of work..and end with the completed quilt.
The trunk show/Lecture is my favorite use for my quilts….because I love to share quilting information. Someday I might come to a quilt guild meeting near you!