Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Assembling Day


Another beautiful day in Springwood.  Our delivery of quilt stands arrived and were unloaded on time by our great courier, Adam and friend. 
Along with a few helpers all the committee members were ready to jump into action, under the guidance of Chris Jurd.  Chris has spent an enormous amount of time measuring and planning the layout of the stands to fit within the hall.   Now into the show's 8th year, we must all know what we are doing as we seemed to have the construction side of the day done in record time. Or was it the smell of good coffee and fresh sandwiches that got us all going?

Below are a few photos of the day.  Hope it gives you an idea of what takes place.

Poles and stands all measured and laid out.

Helpful husbands, Arthur and Graham.

 Chris Jurd, centre, giving helpful instructions.

 Many hands make light work. 

 One of the many very large rows assembled.  Now it is all hands ready to lift it upright.

 Seems to go ok. (Phew!!!)

Committee members plus some, having a well earned cuppa.

Thank you to all the volunteers who were able to help today.

Tomorrow being ANZAC Day, we stop to observe the special significance this day means to us all and our country.  

We will begin receiving quilts that have been entered into our show from 11.00 am.  After a quick lunch, these wonderful quilts will be hung. As we all have a role to play throughout the day, it is not until the very end of the day can we stand back and look at what is the start of the 8th Annual Springwood Community Quilt Show.


  1. Gee that chris sure was busy!

    1. She just keeps on keeping on! Don't know what the Show would do without her.

  2. Yay! Great work frame builders! I can hardly wait to see the hall filled with beautiful quilts!

  3. Been to the show two days now ... awesome display. My mum wants to know how you get them up high on the walls?

  4. We use two very long metal poles (pool cleaning poles!) with large hooks fixed to one end of each. After the large quilt has a length of rod threaded through its rod pocket, one person using one pole at each end of the quilt, lifts the rod that is extending out of the rod pocket and rests it in the hook. It is then carefully lifted to the height of pre drilled hooks that are left high in the brick walls from the previous year's show. The long poles enables the metal rod to sit in place securely and without any mishaps. Hope this makes sense. I do have a photo and will post it shortly. Thanks for such a good question.

    1. Wow, they must be heavy! I'll let her know, thanks. We had visions of ladders or scaffolding. :)


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