Saturday, August 28, 2021

Show Pins Quilt

 Several years ago I found this long, narrow, already-quilted piece on a Free Table at a guild meeting. I don't know who made it. I took it, not sure what I would do with it. Eventually I decided to turn it into a quilt on which to display my pins: quilt show pins, pins from work, school, church functions, and pins from my various travels.

Today I put on a binding, a hanging sleeve, and now the pins are officially in their place. I am sure I used to have more pins, but without an official spot, they have been mislaid. That's OK. I like the ones I could find.

My church pin includes a president's pin from the year I was president of United Methodist Women (I was a terrible president). Travel pins hale from Scotland, Czech Republic, Panama, and the states of Washington, New York, and Florida. 


Do you have pins from various experiences of life over the years? What do you do with them? Do you put them in a specific place?


Barb said...

Great idea!

Quiltdivajulie said...

I have a med. size wall quilt that my DIL brought to me from her African safari . Show pins, Pemzey’s pins, name tags from various places/events, wool flowers made by a friend, etc. all live on that quilt which hangs in my studio.

Louise said...

That's a really fun idea! When we lived in our RV, we collected pins from places we visited. I arranged them on a cork bulletin board that was mounted in the tiny room that housed the toilet. Something to look at while on "the throne" :)

Elle said...

I have a super fun wall quilt I made years ago. It's cartoon type quilting scenes that I framed, sashed and bordered. All my treasures go on that! :-)