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Suggestions from the Present Ground


Everybody attending a quilt present today counts themselves as fortunate… We’re lucky to see the quilts in individual; keen study from the consultants; eager to brows galleries of beautiful workmanship, able to bask within the glow of the expertise, and excited to share our tales on social media! In order QuiltCon 2023 approaches, we encourage you to think about the way you’ll share your expertise with others.

The quilts on the present flooring are all the time superb. Picture Copyright 2022, Haute Media LLC.

Your Content material Will Be Seen

These of us going to QuiltCon 2023 have a beautiful alternative to share our experiences by means of images and movies on blogs, in newsletters, and social posts. Principally, we’re performing as “roving reporters” by sharing information from the present flooring to our guilds and quilting teams.

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Autumn is Wistful by Chawne Kimber. Picture by Vivika DeNegre.

Whereas a few of these seeing our posts may additionally be attendees, others may very well be at house with an acute case of FOMO. Everybody desires to see what’s recent, new, and catching your eye.

Fast tip: When photographing a quilt at a present, think about taking the complete picture, a element just like the one proven, and a photograph of the artist assertion. You possibly can refer again to the artist assertion to fill within the particulars for a publish.

Issues to Contemplate About QuiltCon 2023

If you are sharing images, experiences, and perspective, you could need to take a second and think about a few of the following recommendations.

Who Made That?: When sharing a picture of a quilt, take the time to ensure that the designer, maker (particular person or group) and quilter are correctly credited in your publish. It’s simple to do: {Photograph} the entire quilt and the artist assertion – that method you’ve gotten a reference when posting.

Signify: Secondly, think about together with a various group of contemporary quilters in your posts, as that is consultant of our inclusive neighborhood.

The energy of our neighborhood is within the broad variety of members, the artwork that we make, and the kindness and respect we present to all.

Dig Deeper: One cause to attend a present is to discover the quilts and focus on them with others. So it’s necessary to study to precise your opinions in a constructive method and resist the temptation to be dismissive. Constructive photos and considerate feedback in regards to the quilts are all the time welcomed, as they uplift our neighborhood. (For extra on this topic, learn Frances O’Roark Dowell’s article in QuiltCon Journal 2023.)

Be a Fan: You could have the chance to identify the quilt maker close to their quilt! So make an effort to allow them to understand how a lot you admire their work, and take a minute to study extra in regards to the piece. It’s all the time enjoyable to share their expertise — and their photograph — with their permission, after all!

Two superb quilters from left to proper: the 2022 Finest in Present winner, Hillary Goodwin and the 2022 Featured Presenter, Latifah Saafir had been captured in entrance of Latifah’s sales space. Picture Copyright 2022 by Elizabeth Dackson.

Share the Pleasure: Lastly, wherever potential, have enjoyable! Put on your quilt-inspired jackets, publish about your new socks (like I did in 2020), and benefit from the elevate our fashionable neighborhood feels along with your enthusiasm and power.

Sharing your QuiltCon expertise with guilds and maker communities is one the methods fashionable quilters construct up from our conventional foundations.

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Ensuring to offer credit score to a quilt designer is necessary. This picture exhibits two girls (take a look at that fantastic quilt-inspired ensemble!) viewing Emily Watts’ quilt, Radioactive Flying Donuts, quilted by Sarah Campbell. Picture Copyright 2022, Haute Media LLC.

Above all, your consideration of our fellow Trendy Quilt Guild members is enormously appreciated!

Concerning the Writer

Candra Parker is a quilter and longarmer residing in Richmond, Virginia. She works as a non-profit growth skilled and grant author as a way to purchase cloth. Candra co-facilitated the creation of the Central Virginia Trendy Quilt Guild in 2015.

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She at present serves on the board of administrators for The Trendy Quilt Guild and she or he is a Enjoyable-Aunt to 23 stunning people and one golden retriever. Observe her on Instagram right here!


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