My quilt club, Pinestream Quilters, is getting ready for our upcoming Quilt Exhibition. We have all been hard at work stitching our quilts, and sewing the bindings down. Then we had to make the hanging sleeve, stitch it on, together with the label. And send our husbands to the hardware shop to buy a length on timber batten, cut it to the correct size, screw in a couple of “eyes” to each end, to slip inside the hanging sleeve. This had to be named too, of course. Don’t forget the bag we needed to make, big enough to place our rolled up quilt inside, and that needed a label too. Finally, it was time to deliver the quilts.
We drove down in the rain to Pinehaven to deliver my quilt. I knew we had to go down a driveway to a back section shared by two properties, but which house is it, this one or that one? It was the house on the left. Joy probably knew that no one would remember her instructions, so left a visual reminder for us. There in the doorway of the open garage was one of her quilts draped over a chair, that’s a clever idea.