Over the years, I’ve collected lots of different pins—from quilt shows, different guilds I’ve belonged to—you name it, I’ve got a pin from it. Right now, they’re sitting in a plastic bag, neatly tucked away in a drawer. I’ve always had plans to make a quilt on which I could display them, but just haven’t gotten around to it.
While I was in Houston for International Quilt Market, I saw a special exhibit of pin collections sponsored by the Pin Peddlers called “EVERY PIN TELLS A STORY…Celebrating 25 years of Pin Collecting with the Pin Peddlers.”
The exhibit is dedicated to the memory of Mrs. Billie Sue Henry, the original “Pin Peddler.” Each collection of pins was beautifully displayed on a small quilt. After seeing this exhibit, I need to put making a quilt for my pins higher up on my priority list!
Here are a few of the quilts in the exhibit:
Do you have a collection of pins? What have you done with yours? We’d love to hear about it in the comments below.