Monday, May 5, 2014

Time to register your quilts for "Blast of Freedom"!

May 16 is the deadline for registering your quilts for the show!  Registration forms are available at Cascade Fabrics or from pretty much any member of Woolley Fiber Quilters!  If you're sitting at home, late at night in your pajamas, reading this, and want a form, leave a comment on this post and we'll e'mail one to you (MS Word format)!

ALL local quilters are invited to show quilts - and "local" has a broad definition.  Join in the fun!  We regularly get exhibitors from Skagit, Whatcom, and Snohomish counties.  Although most of the quilts shown are from the Sedro-Woolley area.  We're a quilting town, in case you didn't know! 

We especially invite YOUNG quilters to show their work.  We love to see it!

Every Large, Medium, and Small (see form for official dimensions) quilt needs a hanging sleeve attached to the top, in the back, that has at least 4" of open space.  The easiest way to do this is to cut a piece of fabric 9" wide by the length of your quilt and sew it into a long tube.  Baste it securely to the back of your quilt.  ASK if you have questions about this.  Samples at Cascade Fabrics.

You also need to submit a photo of your quilt with the registration form.  The easiest way is to print your form, then feed it back through your printer to print the photo on the back.  But you can submit a photo in a lot of ways.

The preregistration serves several purposes - it tells us how many quilt display stands to rent, it tells us how many quilts of each size to plan for (and we do a LOT of planning), we print the information about the quilt on a card for show attendees to read, and we use the information to ensure that each quilt gets back to its owner.

So send in your forms!  Earlier is better.  But the deadline is May 16th.  Quilt drop-off day for the show will be June 3 at Cascade Fabrics.  That means you can enter a quilt now, and finish it before June 3!

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