The Leather Quilt Project

Butchmanns Inc. is pleased to announce the transfer of stewardship of the Leather Quilt to Master Blue and his slave sheri of North Carolina, 2018 Southeast Master and slave.

They have played an essential role in the care and maintenance of the Leather Quilt since 2017, streamlining the process by which it travels to events, working with a West Coast coordinator for safekeeping of the Quilt in two parts (it is now too heavy to be shipped in its entirety), scrupulously cleaning and repairing it, and formulating uniform policies for the lending and rotation of the both of its sections.

Master Blue and slave sheri are assembling a brief history of each Quilt patch, which will be available at www.leatherquilt.com as their research nears completion and the site is updated.

Save for a brief sojourn with the Leather Archives & Museum, the Leather Quilt has been in Butchmanns’ care since its inception in 2005. The board of directors would especially like to thank Master Patricia and slave Patricia for the growth and wide exposure of the Quilt under their supervision.

For inquiries about the Leather Quilt, its travel schedule or how to add a patch, Master Blue and slave sheri can be reached at admin@leatherquilt.com

 

a history of leather pride, in the now

History
On November 3, 2005 a madcap idea of making a “Leather Tribal Quilt” somehow managed to get conceived and sort of bubbled out of the mind of Master Steve of Butchmanns. In its first conception it was to be used as a fundraiser for South Plains Leatherfest’s International Master and slave travel fund and somehow get donated to the Leather Archives and Museum (you know, located in Chicago but serving the world). Wiser folk identified that ‘fundraiser’ and ‘donating’ and ‘travel fund’ might get all mixed up and they complained that it was too complicated an idea. One besieged soul suggested it was somehow a secret plot to generate funds for personal use – laughing –YIKES. Well, to put all doubts to bed, the idea matured a bit and blossomed into its current status; The Leather Tribe Quilt. It is now its own beast – a moveable part of leather pride.

The Present
The Leather Quilt has grown too heavy to ship in one case now. It had to be split into two displays and can now attend even more events around the country. If you don't see your panel in the display, that is the reason. Every year the administrator will exchange the travel cases so all the panels can circulate all around the nation. 

 

How to Make a Quilt Panel
1. Obtain a designated panel from Leather Masters (only authorized squares will be allowed – this is a joint fundraiser)

2. Place your club colors, pins, and any other “reasonable” memorabilia on the panel. Patches must be sewn on (not glued) and pins etc. must have a drop of superglue put on the tip of the post to hold the clips on.

3.Email admin@LeatherQuilt.com for mailing instructions. 

4. You may donate any of the above items to Butchmanns Inc, and they will gladly add them to a composite panel – made up of several groups. They will also have panels made up entirely of pins from assorted groups.

Documentation
Each square should have a one page typed sheet of the history of the panel, listing who made it, a brief history of the club or event, etc., and the history of the patches or pins included on the panels. A digital version for inclusion on the Leather Quilt History CD-Rom would also be appreciated. The digital version should be emailed to admin@LeatherQuilt.com.

Finances
If you would like to make a donation to support the project, THANK YOU! You can make your donation out to Butchmanns, Inc. (a non profit educational organization) – please write “Leather Quilt” on your check.

Sponsors
There was an initial core group of idividuals and clubs who put in energy, time and/or support. Our heartfelt thanks to them!

Butchmanns Inc., AZ
PLAY - People in Leather Among You, CA
DD - Desert Dominion, AZ
APEX - Arizona Power Exchange, AZ
Master’s Retreat, TX
Boy’s Training Camp, TX
Leather Masters, TX, CA
Master Skip
Master Z
Master Steve
Master Jefferson
slave Victoria
slave kiki

For more information, questions, or to request the quilt be shown at an event, please contact admin@LeatherQuilt.com.