Submitted by Liz M.
Hello all! Have you attended a “virtual” quilt show during our COVID time?
I wrote a blog post in December 2020 about the Houston Show going virtual. I attended that show and also the Modern Quilt Guild QuiltCon in February 2021 this year.
The Quilters Anonymous Guild in the greater Seattle area is hosting a virtual show and offering it for free! They have done a great job using technology and including a quilt show with multiple exhibits, a vendor mall that showcases interesting demos and also sharing a couple of fun tutorials. Check out the demo to make a chicken pincushion!
The Guild used the Vimeo platform for their show. It is accessible from a browser and does not require you to download an app or create an account. If you click on the Quilt Show tab and select Quilt Gallery or Quilt Gallery with Stories, they have included a short video on how to view the quilts (blue “Tips” button). If you would prefer a written format, the information is under the blue “Tip Sheet” button.
I viewed the Quilt Gallery with Stories page on my iPad and had no issues. I learned a helpful tip after watching the video to keep the information about the quilt and it’s story on the screen long enough to read it: tap lightly on the lower edge of the screen and the description is visible on top of the image of the quilt. To see the quilt, stop tapping and the writing disappears. You can enlarge and view details of each quilt. Click on the right side of the screen to see the next quilt.
The show quilts are broken down by many categories including Appliqué, Foundation Pieced, Youth, Challenges and Special Exhibits.
The virtual quilt show is open through May 1, 2021. Click the button below to see the show.
What are your thoughts about this platform? Have you viewed another quilt show you enjoyed? Let us know in the comments below.Quilters Anonymous Virtual Quilt Show