Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Packing a Quilt and a Doodle

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

10 comments:

Karen S said...

Congratulations! How exciting!

Quilt Hollow said...

Congrats!! When do we see said quilt?

Diane J. Evans said...

Congratulations!! Can't wait to see the quilt. And, as always, I LOVE the doodle!

Diane

sewnut said...

those are great packing tips.

Kaye Turner said...

Congratulations indeed! And thanks for the great packaging tips too.

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Jaye said...

As usual, I love your prompt response. Do you have a favorite of all the drawings you have done?

Congratulations on getting into the Grand National! will you be able to attend the show?

Quilter Kathy said...

Very exciting! Congratulations! I am definately going to try to find information on the opening and go if I can. Are you worried sending a quilt away? I'd be a nervous wreck I think! I can't wait to see your quilt!

Barb said...

Just found your blog via "Quilting Gallery" and not sure which I love more ~ your quilts or your doodles. The doodles remind me very much of Zentangles ~ something I've always wanted to try. I can't draw my way out of a paper bag though. I'm truly enjoying going through all your posts and seeing such wonderful art.

Sherri said...

It was hard to wait until now to come see what you did for "branch"! I would not have needed to worry though as I did not do anything like yours, at all!!! As always, I love your doodle. :)

Mine is done, just not posted yet. And congrats on the quilt!

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