22 October 2013

Hanging Sleeves

At last weeks National AGM, a comment was made about hanging sleeves on quilts in exhibitions.

It was felt that sometimes people aren't sure how to make hanging sleeves or how to attach them properly. A hanging sleeve that isn't attached correctly can really affect how a quilt hangs at exhibitions etc. so it is important to attach it correctly.

Most people felt that a quick demo at branch meetings would be a great way to show members how to make the hanging sleeves, so it was recommended that this be done by the branches.

Excellent hanging sleeve directions can be found on Susan Brubaker Knapp's blog at "How to Make a Quilt Sleeve"  http://wwwbluemoonriver.blogspot.ie/2007/07/how-to-make-quilt-sleeve.html.

15 October 2013

RDS Survey on the National Crafts Competition and Travelling Exhibitions

 The RDS is currently conducting an important evaluation of the annual RDS National Crafts Competition and subsequent travelling exhibitions.

The RDS would therefore welcome your thoughts and opinions on the competition

If you enter the National Crafts Competition every year, or indeed have never entered, your views are very important to this research process. 

The RDS would be very much obliged if you could spend 5 minutes completing their online survey