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. 

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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?

2 comments:

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" :)