Naomi S Adams Austin Quilter of Killer Bee Designs

Adventures in presenting work

Posted 1/15/09



I’ve been exploring some new ways to present smaller work. I had a local gallery show last fall, and I was unimpressed with the way that my small pieces looked in that setting.   I attached hanging sleeves to some of my smaller work, and I don’t like it for the really small stuff.  I really enjoy working small, and the pieces are much more affordable for buyers, so I really need to find a way to present them!

I attached my journal quilt 47/52 2008 with acid free YES! paste to an archival artist’s panel. I then used a “shadow box” frame from Michael’s to house the panel so that it had some space between the artwork and the glass. This solution cost me about $11.00 for the canvas panel and frame (with the frame 40% off).  I definitely like the way it looks framed, and I like that the work is ready to hang for the buyer, but this solution is a bit expensive.

This piece just went to the Copper Shade Tree Gallery in Round Top, Texas for the “It’s not a quilt…or is it? show in February.  I’d also like to send a shout out to my fab husband for dropping them off on his trek to work, which saved me several hours of driving!

P.S. Don’t you just love the little bit of green wall peeking out the photo? I heart our house paint colors.

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