Monday, August 24, 2015

Art Show Hanging Devices

Earlier this year, I went through the book, "The Artist's Way" by Julia Cameron with a group of other fiber artists.  This really strengthened my resolve to become more of an artist than a quilter.  I told the group that I wanted to make and exhibit my Nest art quilts.

Synchronicity was one of the themes of the book, and my basic take on it is that whatever you're seeking will happen.  And if you stay aware, when opportunities present themselves, you notice and take action.

A few weeks ago, I saw a call for artists in our local paper.  One of the local galleries was seeking artists for a show entitled, "Texture".  Whoa!  I knew that I had to submit some nest pieces to the jury for this show.  And I got in!  I'm so excited and can't wait for the show and the artist's reception.

I hope your dreams also come true.

Anyway, I had to come up with a hanging system that is different than the 4" sleeve required for quilt shows, and I found a great start on Pinterest.  I used 3/8" x 2-1/2" pine boards, 13/16" eye screws, and fishing line.   I cut the board to the same length as my sleeves, which were already sewn on to the back of the art quilts.  Then I screwed in the eye screws in the center of the boards.  After I slipped the boards into the sleeves, I attached the fishing line with several knots on both ends.  Now the art quilts can be hung on regular picture hangers or picture nails and the hanging system doesn't show from the front side.

End pulled out to show location of eye screw

hanging system inside sleeve

end picture showing board and eye screw

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