This is the week quilts must be mailed to Vermont for the Vermont Quilt Festival. My quilt is almost ready, but there are still some things I need to complete.
First, there is a piece of muslin masking my name and quilt information as required. However, that piece of muslin has the registration number from my guild's fall quilt show written on it. I either should take that piece of muslin off and make another or simply put duct tape over the number and leave it. That's a lesson learned because you know what I feel I should do!
Second, I should check - again - that there are no loose embellishments or or other surface problems. I think I'm all right there, but because of the packing/shipping issue, I do need to check.
Third, another requirement is placing the quilt in a plastic bag, and I have to check the one I have to be sure the quilt will fit. Yes, I should have done that sooner, but it's a new regulation (or new since the last time I sent a quilt to that show) and I forgot about it.
Fourth, after re-reading the instructions for getting the quilt from here to there, it will have to be taken to UPS for mailing. Even that may take a while depending on any number of things.
Fifth, once the quilt is mailed, I shall have a glass of wine!