How to Submit Quilt Photos for Show and Tell

It’s so great to see so many members’ projects! 

For each piece of work, please email one overall photo and one or more close-up photos. Photos taken in the landscape orientation (sideways on your phone) and with natural light work best. Please email your photos to The deadline is 6:00 p.m. on the Sunday prior to the Monday meeting!

Here are some tips if you would like to take your photos to the next level, say for posting on Instagram and Facebook!

  • You don’t need an expensive camera – any point and shoot will do… you can even do it with your cell phone’s camera if that’s all you have!
  • Good light is important – if you can, take the quilt outside to photograph… however, sunny days will create lots of shadows, so best to do it on a cloudy day
  • If you must do the photography inside, take the photos during the day in a naturally lit room
  • Create a ‘story’ around your quilt
  • Add props… for example, if it’s a baby quilt, place a teddy bear or baby rattle on or nearby
  • If your props include candles, light them… but make sure the wax doesn’t drip on your quilt
  • Use props, but… make the quilt the focal point, not the props
  • Zoom in on some of the detail of the quilt. If you need to get a close-up of the detail of the quilt (a specific block or the machine quilting) … you can use a tripod or place your camera on a solid surface so the ‘shakes’ don’t blur the image
  • Include at least one border in the photograph