I'm pleased to tell you that I have eight quilts hanging in a college library about 45 minutes away from where I live. The display (I think it's a bit much to call it an exhibit or even show) is based around my "Words Fail Me" quilt-in-progress, which is only pinned to a backing and not yet quilted. The librarian really likes this project, and she was happy to include it even if it isn't quilted. (All the pictures should enlarge if you click on them.) I called the display/exhibit "Fabricated Words." I've been a newspaper writer all my professional life, and a sewer since I was a little girl, and the two converged when I learned to sew words (thanks Tonya!)
Most of the quilts are hanging along one long wall with a few doors in between, well out of natural light, with one just around the corner in the above photo.Interestingly, my quilts are hanging opposite a bulletin board loaded with clips from my newspaper, including some I wrote.
Here's one of two quilts in the show without words -- my little "Silk Amish Strings." Here's my first word quilt, made for the Lazy Gal Winter challenge.
It's hanging right beside my latest word quilt, made for a friend. I like them both, but I can see a change in my letter making skills. I have a much more recognizable font now, and I'm able to control the size of the letters more easily. But I like the wonkiness of the above quilt, and I was waaaay out of my comfort zone when I made it.
Here's another wall shot, with my "Baskets of News", the T quilt, and the genealogy quilt.
This T quilt got into the display because it had letters and sort of fit into the word theme (and we needed to fill the space.) The librarian loves it because her first name starts with T.
For those of you who've made it this far, and want to know more, the quilts are up at the library of Providence College, Otterburne, Manitoba, Canada, until mid-April. Click on this link to their website for directions and library hours.