For the last year or so I have wanted to photograph ALL of the quilts that I own, including ones made by my Granny, my Mom, my friends, and by me!! I knew that this was going to be a HUGE undertaking and kept putting it off.
My sweet husband, Michael, pushed me to go ahead and get this task off of my list and said that he would be happy to help me with the project.
Yesterday was the day!!!
The first step was to get all of the quilts out of the closets, off the walls and down the stairs. Well that part was fairly easy….I stood at the top of the landing and dropped quilt bundles onto the floor below….
They were then stuffed into the car…..
We laughed that, if we were involved in an accident, we would be WELL padded!!
We arrived at our local art center (Lyndon House Arts Center) and while Michael unloaded the car, I set up the photography area. We were in the Fiber Room which is where our guild charity bee meets. I had to move some storage shelves and tables but was soon able to get the area ready for quilts. This large design wall was already in place, but I covered it with black felt to provide a better background for the photos…..
After the initial setup, the process was the same for each quilt……
Pin the quilt in place….
Straighten and fluff…..
Take the actual photos…..
Take a few detail shots….
I also measured many of the larger quilts and noted the sizes
AND REPEAT……135 times!!!! It got easier as the quilts got smaller and smaller and, at the end of the photo session, we were doing a quilt every minute or so.
Next came the re-folding process……
….re-packing the car and now they all need to be returned to the closets, beds and walls…..
I just wish there was a way that I could throw them UP the stairs!!!
If you are interested, I videoed the process for one quilt…….