My entry for this year's Grand National Quilt Show, themed, "Off the Wall" has been accepted ( I am very excited!!!) and I will need to deliver it within the next few days.
Whenever I send a quilt off to a show, there are a few things I always do. First, I never want to fold them, so I need to find a way to ship them either rolled or lying flat. In this case, the quilt can be rolled and it fits nicely into a large "draftsman's" tube.
Every quilt I send has a cotton bag made specifically for it with a label sewn onto it baring the quilt's name, along with my name & address. Any hanging rods that travel with the piece also have my name and the title of the quilt written on them and of course, I need to include any required paperwork that will accompany the piece. Finally, I placed a shipping label with my name, address and telephone number on the tube as well as the outer packaging, which was made using a large plastic garment bag so I won't have to worry about it if the weather is not all that great the day it is shipped.....I plan deliver it in person but I will need to have it shipped back and I know that the organizers of the show will return this quilt using the same packing materials it arrived in.
This week's prompt word is Branch.
On a Lilly-of the-valley, each bell hangs from it's own branch off the main stem