Donna and I both volunteered at the Quilt Show. I was on the “Touch Patrol”. It was my job to make sure no-one touched the quilts unless they had on gloves.
As an official member of the “touch patrol” (to insiders know as TP Duty), my uniform consisted of white gloves and a white apron. If someone wanted to see the back of a quilt, I would lift it up and show it to them. Serious quilters like to see the back of quilts so they can see the quilting details on what is usually a more plain back. In my apron pockets I had the program (in green), and 2 extra pairs of plastic gloves. I was told that if someone was touching a quilt, instead of yelling at them, a good white glover simply offers them a plastic glove. I was all ready to be the touch enforcer but nobody even tried to touch a quilt without glove on in my presence. Maybe I struck too imposing of a figure in my apron and gloves.
I did have a great time chatting with lots of people and always made a point to show off Donna’s winning quilts and of course my non-winning “Whale’s Tail” guilt (above my head in the photo). It was lots of fun but next year I want a ribbon!