Sunday, December 14, 2008
Off to Form Not Function
This is Blocks #5, which has been selected for exhibition in the 2009 Form Not Function: Quilt Art at the Carnegie. The Carnegie Center for Art & History is in New Albany, IN, and the show runs from January 9 through March 7.
The quilt is 28 x 62 and was quilted with 12-weight varigated thread.
The shipping of quilts is part of the process for the practicing artist. When the rolled quilt won't fit the box and folding become necessary, bubble wrap helps keep wrinkles at a minimum. It also helps to fold the quilt with the front folded outside. The label at the lower left identifies the work and the artist.
The folded quilt is ready for sealing in plastic to protect it from moisture and dirt. A spreadsheet keeps track of where various quilts are being displayed and also contains deadlines for submissions for future shows.
The hanging rod completes the packaging. UPS provides online service, including printing of both the sending and return labels, as well as scheduling next-day pickup (in case you wondered for another reason -- along with email -- why the US Post Office has a $1.5 billion deficit this year!).