Between last weekends 2013 Houston Quilt Market, where hundreds of fabric companies, batting companies, pattern designers and notion makers come together to introduce their new products to Quilt Shops and professional Longarmers across the country, and this weekends 2013 Houston Quilt Festival that is open to the public to purchase quilting related products, there will be over 50,000 people passing through the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas.
The Hopes & Dreams Quilt Challenge for ALS was gifted with seven booth spaces - 70 feet - of display space to share with everyone the purpose of Hopes & Dreams and the talent and artistry of the many gifted quilters that have so graciously donated their works of art to raise awareness and funds for ALS Research.
These ladies have the art of hanging a quilt show down to a science. They are called the "Piece Corps" and painstakingly document the condition of each quilt that is sent to be displayed.
To them each quilt is a piece of rare fine art. They look at the quilt hanging sleeves, the backing...
...each label and then open each quilt to observe the quilt top.
Once each quilt is reviewed and documented, they are placed on sheets on the floor prior to hanging the exhibit.
Hanging each quilt is just as elaborate because these ladies care. They know how hard each quilter works on their finished quilt and they take the extra time to make sure that each quilt is handled with love.
We were unable to stay for the entire setup as we had to catch our flight back to Virginia Beach, Virginia. If anyone reading this is in Texas and is planning on a visit to Quilt Festival this weekend – we would love it if you could snap a quick picture of the final setup and send back to us at Quilters Dream Batting.
Each quilt on exhibit is for sale. If you see one here in this blog post that you are interested in purchasing, call us toll-free at (888) 268-8664 and we will be glad to work out details. 100% of the purchase of all Hopes & Dreams Quilts goes to ALS Research.
Remember when you are shopping for the holidays that a Hopes & Dreams Quilt makes the perfect gift. We are adding quilts to our Hopes & Dreams Storenvy site and if you purchase a quilt as a gift we will gift wrap the quilt, sign a card from you with a special message inside, and ship to the recipient!
Have a wonderful weekend and thank you for your time, talents and treasures in warming the lap and life of an ALS patient and for helping us find a cure for ALS – one quilt at a time!
|Your Grateful Hopes & Dreams Coordinator|