Bed Turning

Last Monday (July 27) mom and I had the honor of presenting our "mother/daughter" bed turning to the ladies at the quilt guild meeting in Osage, IA.
Between the two of us, we took over 100 quilts to show. As you can see, we rolled them in groups, in order and then completely filled my dad's relatively large SUV from floor to ceiling. I hauled all the props (end tables, throw pillows, flowers, baskets, etc.) in my Jeep.
Side bar: does auto insurance cover quilts? Should we have buckled them all in?

Here's my "daughter" side. The quilt is one that sold a lot of kits at the shop.
Pattern: In and Out, Fabric: Bliss by Bonnie and Camille for Moda
The picture on the night stand is of mom and I sewing together.
We thought it was appropriate :)

Throughout the presentation, we showed quilts we've made using the same fabrics but different patterns, quilts with different fabrics but the same pattern, our first quilts, our favorite quilts and quilts that are simply that....quilts. There were also a lot of stories and laughs too....of course :)

This is mom's "mother" side. Her quilt is one of her all time favorites.
Pattern: Basket of Logs, Fabric: Cinnamon Hill Farms by Fig Tree for Moda
Quilted by: Mary Nordeng. Her and Mary entered this puppy in shows together.

In the past we've hauled 2 twin beds with us to layer all of our quilts on. This time however, we got smart. The beds are made out of an 8' table (not set up) sitting on 2 totes. Much easier to set up and we didn't need to bring a trailer!
As you can see, the ladies did a wonderful job folding and helping re-load after the gig. Looks much better than it did when we brought them. However, there was a method to our madness before....they were in order...hello!

It's always shocks me by how long it takes to put all of these away when they come home. There may or may not still be a huge pile of them in the middle of my living room. But hey, at least they aren't still in my car! When they were, people looked at me funny when I drove through places like the bank and McDonald's for Iced Tea. Oh yeah, usually about two months after the fact, one of us comes across a stray quilt that belongs to the other and the other had no clue it was missing!

We had fun and hope to visit you girls in Osage again!
It was a great night and we saw our first fire flies of the season on the way home.

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