PROCEDURES AND TURN IN DATES FOR QUILT SHOW ENTRANTS
Procedure: At the time of turn in you will receive a special plastic bag to put each quilt, garment, pillow or purse into. You will also receive a claim check form for each item, an identification label, a commemorative label for you to sew on your quilt after the show and a commemorative pin as a thank you for your participation in this year’s show.
Sleeve: All quilts, no matter the size, must have a 4 inch wide sleeve, as we are not allowed to pin anything to the drapes. For larger bed-side quilts or those larger than 76” wide, it would be wonderful if you can have a split sleeve so that we can add an extra chain to hold your quilt at the show. Sleeve instructions will be available at the meeting and are also included in the newsletter.
Quilt Show Entry Drop-Off Times for will be at the home of
22751 Via Tercero
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
Sunday, April 3 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Monday, April 4 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
If these times are not convenient for you, I will also be available anytime the prior week, but please call ahead to schedule a time convenient for both of us.
If you have any questions or need to make other arrangements for a drop-off time, please contact Nancy McBride at (949) 540-4950.
Directions to Nancy’s
I-5 to Alicia
Pass 6 stop lights
The 7th light should be Trabucco – Turn left
Go to the 1st stop light (Los Alisos) and Turn right
Go to the 1st stop light (Via Noveno) and Turn right
Go to the 3rd street and turn right (only way you can turn)
Street will curve around – at the bottom of the hill you will come to a cross street – you are then right in
front of my house. I am the last house on the right. Green house.
Making a Sleeve for Hanging Your Quilt
Measure the width of the quilt between the bindings but not including them.
Cut a strip of fabric 6-9” wide by this length. If the length requires two strips, join the strips with a 1⁄4” seam allowance; press seam allowances to one side.
Hem the short ends of the strip by folding under 1⁄2”, pressing, then folding and pressing once more. Topstitch close to the edge of the hem.
Fold the sleeve in half lengthwise, wrong sides together and press.
Bring each cut edge to the center fold and press. These two folds are your sewing guides so press them crisply.
Unfold and wrong sides together, sew the length of the sleeve with a 1⁄4” seam allowance. Press this seam open very carefully so that the crisply pressed folds are not ironed out.
With the seam allowance against the back of the quilt, center the sleeve and pin the top fold just below the binding.
Smooth the sleeve against the back of the quilt and pin at the bottom fold.
Using thread to match, blind stitch along both folds and ends of sleeve. To reduce the pull on the back of the quilt, catch some of the batting in the stitches but not the front of the quilt.