Quilt Show time!

It’s quilt show time here in central Missouri!  I spent the last week sewing hanging sleeves on the back of a couple quilts that will be in the local quilt show.

hanging sleeve

I’ve also been adding some quilt labels.

simple quilt label

They say, just like any painter, you should always add your signature to your work.  I have to admit that I’m not good about doing this for all my quilts.  I always add a label for quilts I give away and for special quilts but I’m not good at doing it for everyday quilts that I make for myself or my kids.  It feels like just one more step when I thought I was done!

special label

Sometimes I try to imagine future generations wanting to know more about our lives so I try to make good labels for special quilts.

For some quilts that I give away and I know will be used a lot, I add this small label:

premade labels

I ordered these years ago from some catalog.  They can be easily be tucked into a corner and forgotten- but your quilt is signed.  They’re sturdy and easily washed.  If you have a machine that does embroidery, you could easily make your own version.

So if you’re in central Missouri, stop by a local quilt show this weekend!

The Magic City Piece Makers Quilt show is held in conjunction with the annual Craft & Gift Show at the Moberly Area Community College Activity Center Friday, Nov.14 from noon to 7PM and Saturday, Nov. 15 from 9AM to 4PM.

And in Columbia, the Booneslick Trail Quilters Guild will have their show at the Fairview United Methodist Church, 3200 Chapel Hill Rd on Saturday, Nov. 15 from 10AM to 7PM and Sunday, Nov. 16 from 1 to 5PM.


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