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Quilt Guild Fun With An Outdoor Quilt Show

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2020 social distancing has made it difficult for quilters to gather. Quilting Contessa has an idea that might help you -- have an outdoor quilt show!

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Quilt Guild Fun With An Outdoor Quilt Show

The pandemic has made it difficult for quilters to gather. Here's an idea that might help you.

Quilt Guild Fun With An Outdoor Quilt Show

 

We did an outdoor Quilt Show in our community. Yes, it was probably easier for us because we live in a 55+ community with limited access. You might be able to adapt this idea by using a school or church parking lot that has limited, preferable one-way, access. If you need to make this a fundraiser for your group, the limited access should allow you to charge a minimal fee to drive by the show.

chairs

 

We advertised it as a drive-by, walk-by, bicycle-by, or golf cart outdoor quilt show. Folks did all of those. Social distancing was observed. Everyone wore a mask. We posted signs that said, "Please do not touch the quilts" and no one did!

dog

 

In our community, we hung the quilts in many ways. The main group was hung on the fence to the tennis courts.

tennis fence

 

Each participant was expected to hang her, or his, own quilts and they did so in a variety of ways. Some were hung from ladders, some from porches, and others from golf carts.

golf cart

 

The larger quilts were most often on the tennis fence, but small ones were hung on chairs, sawhorses, and laundry racks.

jan

 

We used clips, clothes pins, and skirt hangers. Some added a small name tag with the maker's name, or some information about the quilt.

red truck

 

The event was successful. I heard a husband say to his wife, "I wouldn't usually go to a quilt show, but I have been so bored. This is wonderful!"

Marsha

 

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