Almost Show Time

Just two more days until the Malvern Retreat House Art Show opens. This year there is a special “show within the show” of fiber art. Fifteen fiber artists were selected to exhibit work along with over 100 juried artists' fine art pieces. Various media include painting, sculpture, photography, jewelry, glasswork, and ceramics.

I will have 5 quilts hanging in the show, including Mayapples, Leaves and three smaller quilts. Artists can also include portfolio pieces displayed in print racks. Usually, portfolio pieces are unframed and are often prints, giclees or other reproductions of original artwork. All my quilts are original and I had to figure out a way to provide support and then wrap and seal them in plastic. Gary, my “staff” of one, was pressed into help.
We stuck the quilts onto card board with double stick tape, wrapped them in plastic and taped it all down on the back.
We used a heat gun to shrink the plastic slightly. I've never done this before but the process worked well and I think the quilts looked professionally prepared.
Ready for art lovers to peruse and hopefully purchase a small quilted wall hanging.
It was quite interesting and fun to be among all the artists checking in their work. I'm excited and honored to be included in this prestigious art show. I can't wait to see all the wonderful art and to attend the artists reception Friday evening. Please come and support Malvern Retreat House and see some wonderful art!


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  1. terry, your quilt presentation does look professional… well as the quilts. I so wish I could make it up for the show but you understand: FL calls. I’m looking forward for your full report of show.

  2. Congratulations Terry! I’m looking forward to attending. Your staff looks very happy.

  3. I will try and come tomorrow, when are you going to be there?

  4. Congratulations Terry on being in the show! Wish I was there so I could attend the artists reception. And I. So happy you now have staff.

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