Wednesday, August 10, 2011

All hung

The information from the Festival organisers was that their hanging team would hang all our quilts on wooden battens. We were a little surprised to find that we had plain walls and no rods when we arrived. When the hangng team turned up they were rather suprised by the suggestion that they screw so many battens to the wall as no one had told them this would be required. To be fair they were willing to take on this mammoth task but suggested that maybe we would like to hang them ourselves using velcro dots.

In fact, this turned out to be a great way to hang them. Diane and Francoise did a sterling job of sticking on some 1500 individual sticky dots while I stuck most of them up. They look good we think and we are delighted to have such a wide gallery for people to spend time in.







We are now looking forward to seeing it populated with people.

12 comments:

Brenda said...

Velcro is much more satisfactory than hanging rods given the idiosyncracies of our exhibit. Thank you for all the stickering, I hope it did not send you too dotty!

It looks fabulous!

nicolette said...

It’s looking fabulous! Enjoy your days at the festival!!

VivJM said...

Gallery looks fantastic! Can't wait to see the quilts on Saturday :-)

Roland Keunings said...

Congratulations to you all: the quilts look great!
(but too bad DW is not on the pictures :-)

Terri Stegmiller said...

Great job, they look fabulous. Wish I could be there to see them with you.

Gerrie said...

Looks great! But, where are the three of you. I want a photo of you all together in front of the mosaics!!

Kristin L said...

Yay sticky dots! The mosaics look great! Thank you all so much. This makes me all the more excited for Houston.

Jeannie said...

Your exhibit looks fantastic!!! The only thing better would be a photo with the 3 of you in front. Well honestly, a photo with me in front would be wonderful as it would mean I was there! Have fun for all of us.

Gina Burgess said...

Looks fantastic Helen - should have planned my trip to the UK a bit later!

Renate said...

Oh to be there to see these all in person! What a treat that would be!

Barbara Strobel Lardon said...

This looks so good. I wish I could be there to see them all. Congrats to you all!

Christine said...

What a stunning display - one of the highlights of this year's FOQ! What a difference it makes to see the textures and detail up close - however good all your blog photos are, it's not till you see them for real that you can really appreciate the skill involved. Sorry I didn't manage to catch Helen and Francoise (even tho I was there for 4 days!) but it was lovely to meet Diane and the charming Dennis.
Thank you all for a great quilting experience!