Friday, October 17, 2008

Tidewater Quilters' Guild Quilt Show

What a weekend! Patti and I had a great time meeting people while showing off our newest patterns. The guild was amazing and took wonderful care of us--big SHOUT OUT to Jackie, the Quilt Ninja:) Lunch was provided by the guild and it was extremely tasty. The committee members were never far off to ask if we needed anything or to offer a bottle of water. They were excited to hit a record number of attendees at 1,309 in 3 days; and it isn't surprising with all the talent the guild holds claim to.
All of you know how fun a show can be whatever side you are on. The opportunity to talk to others in your industry, see all the wonderful talent, and the joy in connecting with the customers directly is what keeps us all going another day, week, month, year. The whole experience feeds your soul. If you have never vended a show, I highly recommend it. Start with a local guild show. It is a lot of work but extremely rewarding.

Next week I am off to Houston to attend fall market for the first time. I will be working the Suzn Quilts booth and can't wait to meet new people and see all the sights!!

2 comments:

Splinters & Threads said...

wooo hooo, I'm the first to comment. You are going to LOVE market. After going to market, I haven't gone to a festival since. If I see you, I'll be sure and say HI.

Judi said...

Your booth looks great. I have found vending at small guild shows is so much more rewarding. They go out of their way to make sure the vendors are taken care of.

Good luck at market you will love the experience. Judi
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