I took loads of photos at AQS Lancaster. The problem with taking and sharing loads of photos is the editing. It’s important to me to label each photo with the maker because I don’t want photos of someone else’s quilt lifted from my blog and used improperly. It’s really sad but way too much of that goes on. The editing takes a while but it's necessary.
At the shows I take a photo (or multiple photos) of the quilt and then I take a photo of the label. If I always follow that order then I’ll be able to label the quilt photos easily when (and if) I ever get around to it. I put my watermark on the photo so that if the quilt owner wants me to take down their photo they can find me easily. I’ve only had that happen once and in that case the quilt owner wrote me back as asked me to put the photo back up because she realized she might get some traffic from it. She had gotten so used to tracking down unlabeled photos of her quilts that her first reaction was “remove it!”. I totally understand and if I ever post a photo of a quilt of yours and you want it removed I’m happy to do that.
But quilts in shows are in public and expectations of total privacy are futile but expectations of proper credit are completely justified. Hopefully the quilt makers of these quilts (and lots more that I’ll share when I finish editing) will be OK with my process.
That said, here we go with the first batch of quilts and details from the AQS Lancaster show. I have even included a few whole quilts in this one.
The first batch are quilts from a special exhibit of red and white quilts.
I loved the border treatments on this one
Cindy Needham’s influence was see a lot in this show. This quilt was spectacular and I heard that the quilter made a lot of the lace on the quilt.
Oh, yes. This one was my favorite!