Thank you for your interest in displaying the Child Abuse Quilts.
This sheet contains information about what you need to have and do in
order to bring these quilts to your event or quilt show. Many of the instructions
below are given in order to protect the quilts from damage. The quilts are
on loan from the makers for a two year period, and while they are meant
to travel and be displayed, it is important that every precaution be taken
so they will be returned to their makers in the condition they were originally
If you are a quilt show organizer, some of this information will be second
nature. This is being written for both quilt shows and non- quilting venues
and so complete information is provided. Please read it thoroughly to understand
what is needed.
us regarding any questions you may have. Thanks!
What You'll Be Borrowing
- The quilts are of two size categories, either they are no larger than
24 X 44 or they are no larger than 44 X 48".
- Each quilt has a sleeve at the top to allow for hanging. This means
there is a tube of fabric at the top through which a piece of wood or pipe
can be slid - and the quilt hangs in that way.
- In addition, the quilts also have a strip of velcro which may be used,
if your gallery space has hook type mounting strips in place.
- One quilt, which is round, has a sleeve and a pocket which holds a
piece of foam board to help it hang properly. The foam board travels with
- Each quilt has a label on the back indicating the title, maker's name
A statement card which gives the maker's name, city and state, quilt
title and maker's statement about the quilt.
"Please Don't Touch The Quilts" signs
A list of all the quilt makers, city and state, and title of their
Flyers about how others may arrange to borrow the quilts.
- Reproduce the statements in your program book, or use them for publicity
- Use photos of the quilt with prior approval and for publicity purposes
What Do You Have To Provide and Do?
Each group borrowing the quilts is asked to:
- Pay for the shipping and correct insurance to and from your location.
In other words, you will be responsible for the shipping fees from the
Albany, NY area to your destination and back again to the return address.
When you return the quilts we ask that you enclose a check for the amount
of shipping to you, as shown on the container.
- Provide insurance for the total value of the quilts you are borrowing,
for the duration of the time you are in possession of them. This should
be available from your insurance provider, especially if you have special
- Provide a secure and appropriate place for display and good care
of the quilts.
- This means several things.
- First, that the quilts will not be left unattended in an unlocked or
public area. If the display is to be left up, it must be in an area that
is not open to people while you are not there.
- It also means that there should be someone with the quilts while they
are on display, both to help people find the information they are looking
for and to keep the viewers from handling the quilts.
- Take care during unpacking, mounting the display and repacking, to
have clean hands handling the quilts and keep them clean, not in contact
with floors etc.
- Please use appropriate display materials. The quilts are meant
to be displayed by using the sleeves on the back, and by putting stiff
hanging bars through the sleeves. DO NOT USE: clothes pins to clip
the quilts to a line or wire; safety pins or straight pins through the
front of the quilt to attach the quilt to a cloth background; or thumbtacks
or pins to attach the quilt to a bulletin board or other firm surface.
- The quilts should not be hung outside or in bright direct light.
- Please use the statement cards to provide information about
the quilts. They have a hole at the top which can be used to thumbtack
the card to a wooden surface or to string a cord or wire through to hang
it nearby. Please do not hang these cards from the quilts.
- Please display the "Please Don't Touch The Quilts" signs
prominently and actively discourage people from touching the quilts. People
WANT to touch them! It doesn't seem like a problem if one person
touches them, but one or five touches at each showing adds up to a lot
of handling over two years.
- Please return the quilts in the condition you received them
and packed as they arrived. Also return the statement cards and "Please
Don't Touch The Quilts" signs so that others may use them.
- DO NOT put the word "quilts" on the outside of the package
when returning the quilts.
How to display the quilts:
On the back of each quilt there is a tube of fabric, called a "sleeve."
This is the main way to hang these quilts for display.
Quilt Show Racks
- These are used by quilt guilds and shows to display quilts during quilt
shows. Wood, plastic or metal, they have bases, uprights, and cross bars.
The cross bars are slid through the sleeves for display. Often several
small quilts are displayed on each unit.
- One place to find quilt guilds in your area is in the phone book! Look
for quilt shops - they often know where the quilters are who might help
you. Another source of information is on the World Wide Web. One
of the main quilt info pages has info organized by region and
Other ways to display:
- Conference curtain stands
- Photo background stands
- Use dowels or small pieces of wood and suspend from either end.
- Velcro - There is a strip of velcro on most of the quilts. If
you have the hook side of velcro mounted to a wall, you will be able to
use this method.
- If it is necessary to pin these quilts to a background fabric, pin
through the sleeve and do not pin from the front or through the
front of the quilts.
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