Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Quilt Display


I was honored to be asked to have a display in the professional talent night at church for a second year.  (I won't mention that I think they were a little desperate for displays this year after they changed the date, maybe.)  You can see the display I set up last year here.  Out of the seventeen large quilts shown, only one was made before my previous display.   I wasn't as nervous as last year because I knew what to expect.

I loved how portable and free standing my new quilt ladder was.  (In case you missed it, I have a tutorial for the side-by-side quilt ladder here.)


The display this year was definitely brighter!


It was fun including my favorite quilts (Modern Farmer's Wife, Floating, and Quilty Kisses).


I kept smaller quilts in the basket again.  They were great for showing examples of different quilting styles.


One thing that was new this year is a quilt photo album I made.  (More on that in a future post.)


The best part of the whole evening was when three 8-9 year old boys came over and had to look at every single page in the album.  You know how much I love boys who are interested in quilts!

One reason why I was less nervous this year is because I set up a practice display at home.


It helped me keep a balance of height and color, even if it did make a MESS of my family room.


(Just keeping it real!)

XX,
Jasmine

P.S.  I will be linking up with some of the fun parties on my sidebar.  Check them out to see what other quilters have been making.

22 comments:

  1. I LOVE your keeping it real shot. :-) Especially that you got your quilt coordinator and overseer caught in it too! You would love my Brady; he's a lover of quilts too. Your display does look so bright and cheery, and funny but your favourite 3 quilts are also mine. The Farmer's Wife is what really pulled me into your blog and got me following you, and that Quilt Kisses--when I saw her folded up I was like Jasmine! She should be front and centre! But FW was the queen, really. And my now-fave is the Cameli "Floating". I HAVE to do one. I used to keep a photo album but since I've been blogging I've stopped. I'll be interested in that coming post!

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  2. Your display is so impressive! You've made a lot of beautiful quilts in the last year. I have a folder of pictures of all my quilts, but I have yet to do anything with it. Since I give most of my quilts way, I wanted to keep something to remind me of what I made. Can't wait to see your book!

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  3. What a beautiful display! Do you think anyone will pick up quilting as a hobby after seeing your beautiful work?

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  4. What an absolutely spectacular display, Jasmine! So fun to see them all together, all the color! Love it. And I too just love that your keeping it real shot includes your little inspector :D

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  5. It is great seeing all your pretty quilts again. Your display really was beautiful!

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  6. Your display is fantastic! I love how well balanced the colors are and how much it changed in the last year. Arranging it ahead of time was a great idea.

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  7. Gorgeous collection of quilts - fab colour ! Love your practice shot!

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  8. Great display! And the quilt ladder is just perfect for it. Very beautiful quilts.....so colorful and lots of variety!

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  9. Wow you have had a busy year Jasmine. What a gorgeous display-love them all. Your modern FW was a great choice for centre stage.

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  10. Beautiful display Jasmine! It's wonderful to see so many of your quilt together. You've had a busy year! Your idea to mock it all up in your family room first was a good one. I created displays about my kids' preschool several years ago and mocked them up at home before setting them up at the library. It really helped me see what worked and what didn't. The kids weren't impressed at being asked to leave those building blocks alone when I was allowed to rearrange them at will!

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  11. I had to go back and refresh my memory of your display last year :-) I really liked your display last year, however, my favorite is this year because of all the fun bright colors! Cheers to another quilty year!

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  12. A beautiful display, Jasmine! You have so many pretty and bright quilts to share! And I love the practice set-up shot :)

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  13. What a beautiful display, it's lovely to see your quilts grouped together. Well done!!

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  14. Beautiful display Jasmine! This post also reminded me how much I love your Modern Farmers Wife :)

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  15. A gorgeous display. I loved your colour combinations and your modern Farmer's Wife quilt

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  16. They weren't desperate for displays, they simply know talent when they see it. The display is beautiful and bright.

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  17. Wow, what a great fun thing to share with church friends.
    I love it that three boys were interested in your album too.
    Your display is really inspiring. I am proud to know you

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  18. Beautiful display! I would totally be drawn to your booth. So did you inspire others to start quilting?!

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  19. Jasmine, I love your display. It is so absolutely bright and beautiful. Your quilts are so gorgeous! Did you get much interest in quilting?

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  20. A feast for the eyes!!!
    Your models are way too adorable!!! Is that why your blog is called Quilt Kisses?

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  21. Jasmine...your quilts look wonderful all together! How proud you must have felt to have them displayed!

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