Last Call: Submit a Quilt to the Texas Quilt Museum

Last Call for Submissions: Texas Quilt Museum

Last Call: Submit a Quilt to the Texas Quilt Museum
Last Call: Submit a Quilt to the Texas Quilt Museum

The submission deadline for the Texas Quilt Museum’s modern quilt exhibition is April 30 — this Thursday! The exhibition starts in Spring 2016 in La Grange, Texas. Submissions are open to Modern Quilt Guild members only, and more details are available on the MQG blog. If you’re ready to submit, visit to enter.

Well, there is nothing like waiting until the last minute, right? I have been toying with the idea of submitting my Triangle Transparency quilt to the Texas Quilt Museum’s call for entries, and I finally decided to just go for it. So yesterday evening, I set up for a photography shoot with my quilt, and I thought I would share more details on my hanging technique for photographing quilts using a video tutorial. There is still time for you to submit a quilt as well!

Triangle Transparency
Triangle Transparency
Triangle Transparency - Detail
Triangle Transparency – Detail

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  • Good luck with your entry. 🙂 I loved your video. Have you thought about laying a sheet down before putting your quilt on the floor? I would also use a lint roller.

    • I did come back and use a lint roller as well. The sheet down first is a good idea… maybe I can remember that for next time (or just prep the quilt in the house instead of on the garage floor – ha!). 🙂

  • Great video, love the line “Nothing a little spit can’t fix” 🙂 I baste on the floor in my basement and always end up sweeping the floor to prevent dirt from infiltrating my process. I’m glad you pointed out that your tripod is at the mid-line of the quilt, that’s really key to prevent distortion.
    I’m guessing your garage door is to the right of the quilt because in your photo there’s a bit of color casting where the bottom right of your quilt has a much more blue temperature where the top left has a yellow hue to it. I agree that natural light is best (when possible) but if the natural light isn’t the only source of light or it’s uneven this casting can be challenging depending on the subject. Just a little feedback that my high school photography teacher would be happy that I retained 🙂

  • haha my favorite part is the picking the dead bugs off. Our largest empty wall is in the living room and is currently a lime green color, which is horrible to photographing quilts on.

  • Yvonne, this is awesome. I really enjoyed watching you at work. It was kind of like being there with you! Plus, I love your little commentary and that you admitted that you squished a bug. It’s so great to keep it real.

I really appreciate the time and thought you take to comment, and I look forward to conversing with you. :)