Monday, September 8, 2014

Double Denim Wedding Ring Quilt is going on tour


Woo Hoo - Exciting News!! I'm very pleased to say that my Double Denim Wedding Ring quilt has been chosen to be part of a Double Wedding Ring Quilt exhibition. The group of quilts, curated by Victoria Findlay Wolfe will be on display at Original Sewing and Quilting Expos all around the US. I can only wish that the exhibition would come to Australia too, I'll keep my fingers crossed, you never know what can happen...
In the meantime I'm doing happy dances at the thought of my quilt travelling around and being part of a wonderful group of quilts. Yippee!!  





The tour kicks off this weekend in Atlanta!! No doubt all the quilters there are already planning to go. Who can resist seeing those wonderful quilts, sewing workshops and maybe doing a bit of shopping too. 

Here's a list of all the dates for Original Sewing and Quilting Expos around the US so you can see when the Expo will be nearby and you can pop the dates in your diary. 


Atlanta GA - Sept 11th-13th 

Frederickburg, VA - October 2nd - 4th

Overland Park, KS - October 9th - 11th

Fort Worth, TX - October 16th -18th

Minneapolis, MN (edited collection)- November 13th - 15th

Tinley Park, IL -  November 20th - 22nd

Lakeland, FL - March 5th - 7th , 2015

Atlanta, GA - March 12th - 14th

Cleveland, OH - March 26th - 28th

Schaumburg, IL - April 9th - 11th

Worcester, MA - April 16th - 18th

Indianapolis, IN - May 28th - 30th

Greensborough, NC - June 18th - 20th


The Exhibit will also be going to the Road to California Show in January 22-25th 2014. 

Phew!! That's quite a list of dates!! And what a great tour of the US!! If only I could travel with along with the quilt too. I was thinking that if any of you go to the show and see my quilt I would love it if you took a photo of yourself with my quilt and emailed it to me. You could wave at me if you like. It would be fun to know my quilt is having lots of friendly visitors. 



Here are some relevent links if you are interested... 








53 comments:

Patchwork and Play said...

I am positively jealous that our American friends are getting to see your wonderful quilt, and I won't! Congratulations Rachael! You SO deserve this amazing honour! I hope they look after your beautiful creation for you!

shez said...

wow thats awesome news my friend,and it is beautiful,how exciting for you Racheal.xx

antique quilter said...

congrats thats so exciting oK how come its not coming to NYC or around here or Boston????
I am thrilled for you a road trip may be in order.
hopefully Victoria is looking for a venue closer to her home!
Kathie

antique quilter said...

ok Worcester Mass is close enough! I am so excited put it on my calendar look forward to seeing this beauty in person , wow!
Kathie

Chookyblue...... said...

wow that is so exciting......you would get a good look at America if you got to go with the quilt........

Chris said...

How exciting and well done. You must get to one of those expos!

tracie @ beets+birch said...

rachel! wow oh wow!!! congratulations!
if i'm on the other side of the pond which could happen, i will be seeking this tour out!

i love your fresh twist on this classic!
it's totally my kind of good time!

i'm curious... what kind of feedback do you get from let's call them.... 'traditional quilting purists'.
are they supportive or tisk-tisking you?

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

Congratulations!! So wonderful and exciting! I would like to tour with it too :)

quiltsomore said...

Congratulations Rachael what exciting news well done I'm very proud of you

DeborahGun said...

Many congratulations - an honour well deserved :-)

Pinkadot Quilts said...

I love this quilt! I am going to try and get to the one in VA this October!

Quilts on Bastings said...

Congratulations Rachel - we can only hope the exhibition makes it over to Australia too.

Michelle said...

This is fantastic news!! Congratulations. It's a super quilt - definitely deserved to be in that bunch!

Oh wouldn't it be lovely to travel along? Sigh.

Helen@Till We Quilt Again said...

WAHOO!!! Congratulations--that is so exciting. Wish I lived closer to the places listed, but you never know where I might end up!

Vickie said...

Congratulations Rachael ! That is super news for you ! I'll be going to the one in Fort Worth....so if I can't meet you, your quilt will be the next best thing.

Susan at TheBoredZombie.com said...

Wow! That's so cool! The expo was in my town the last three years. Looks like they moved it about 2 hours away. I may have to make the trek out there to see it. :)

Terry said...

Just the START of more great things to come. Since I can't go home to Worcester Ma to see it I'll have to wait for it to return .
Congratulations

Thimbleanna said...

Wow -- that quilt is gorgeous! And the expo has expanded to so many cities -- I remember when it only went to a few. I spy a city within a few hours of me next spring -- maybe I'll be lucky and get to go -- I'd love to see your quilt!

smazoochie said...

YAY for you, RD! And so exciting! I'd love to see this one up close & personal -- let's see, Fort Worth? Or maybe I could visit my mother-in-law & see it in Kansas.

Sujata Shah said...

That's so exciting! That means I will hopefully get to see it somewhere! Congratulations!

Nifty Quilts said...

Yea! Very exciting! Great idea to have photos of your American friends visiting your quilt. None of the locations are near me, but you never know! I would love to see it up close.

Diane said...

I'll be going to the one in Atlanta this weekend! I can't wait...I'll be sure to find it. How exciting!

audrey said...

Very exciting! Your quilt is going to be on an amazing adventure.:)

Issabella The Cat said...

Congratulations! You should ask for a post card from ash of the cities it visits :D

Shay said...

Completely deserved! Way to Go Rachael. That's such fantastic news.

Katy Cameron said...

Ooh, congrats, how exciting! Think you can pack yourself in the envelope too? ;o)

creations.1 said...

Congratulations!!! How exciting and what an honour for you!! Can you not squeeze into the packaging???

Serena @ Sewgiving said...

Gasp! How wonderful! If only your quilt could talk ... it will have some fantastic stories upon it's return :)

beth said...

Sending you a BIG congratulations HUG! So happy this quilt will travel. It's wonderful.

pompom said...

Congratulations Rachael. How exciting! Sounds like its going to be a long time before that quilt comes home to Oz!

Jeneta said...

Wow - what an honour! Of course, your quilt is exquisite. I hope you get lots of fun photos!

Lynne Shandley said...

Yay you!
Woe is me though because your quilt is not coming within several thousand miles of me except for it being in California....

Linda said...

How exciting! What an amazing thing to happen. No wonder you are thrilled. As you say, it would be wonderful if you could travel along with your quilt so I hope people do send you in photos of themselves standing beside it. It would make a very interesting record. Bonnie Hunter of Quiltsville blog lives near Greensborough NC. You should email her the details of your Quilt's Itinerary and she could get the word out on her blog. Your quilt would get even more visitors then.

rebecca said...

Well indeed, Double Wedding Ring has turned into double, triple, quadruple happiness to you. And now it's spreading the happiness too. Well done you.

Deborah @Patchwork Atelier said...

WOW - Congratulations dear Rachael!!
It's a fantastic quilt!!
A big hug
Deborah

pandchintz said...

Fantastic news, Rachael!! Just brilliant! And love your entry too - you are one of the most innovative quilters I've seen. Any chance you can get over to the USA to see your quilt hanging??

Cindy said...

Congratulations! It's such a beautiful quilt - I'm delighted the world will see it!

Barb said...

I hope your quilt has a great time touring the US.
I wish you were too - I'd meet you somewhere.
congrats on having your wonderful quilt included.

Swedish Scrapper said...

Wouldn't it be lovely if you got to go too, And meet Victoria FW? Congratulations!!!!

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

OMG Rachael how exciting for you...I'm busting with excitement for you! Congratulations ....oh wow!!!!!!!!

Melissa P said...

I'm doing a little happy dance for you! How exciting! I'm so very happy for you to have this quilt in the spotlight.

Karen said...

Congratulations!! This is more than exciting. I am really thrilled for you. So lovely that your wonderful work can be seen by so many. Yay!!!!

Mary said...

Congratulations! Maybe I can remember to travel to Cleveland in March to see it!! Yay!

Karen @ Pieces of Contentment said...

Wow, now that IS exciting news. If only you could travel with it, imagine the places you would go and the people you would meet!

Dawn said...

Congratulations. Will try to see it in my upcoming travels. Will take photos and let you know all about it :-)
Enjoy, you will get lots of fan mail!!

Marg said...

That is totally awesome. Bummer that you cant go along for the ride. Congratulations, it is an amazing quilt and I'm so pleased that so many people will get to see it in person.

Quiltbenaco said...

Congratulazioni!
Sei una star!

Ciao

Live a Colorful Life said...

SO exciting! It definitely deserves to be on tour!

Chris said...

Super congrats! LOVE your quilt too! I'll try to see it up close and personal and send you a photo!

queenopearls said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! I am SO looking forward to seeing your quilt at the Cleveland Expo next year. If they allow photos, I'll take a few. :))
LOVE your quilts!!!
~ Christina

Karen said...

Congratulations! What fabulous news! I am so pleased for you. It is a shame you can't tour with it. That would be so much fun.

Karen @ Pieces of Contentment said...

I just saw it featured in a blog post about Quilting Live here -
http://blog.sulky.com/re-cap-quilting-live/#comment-779

:)

Janice said...

How exciting for you. Here's hoping you receive lots of photos of your quilt as it travels around.

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