First a little booth tutorial. First thing we do move the boxes and props into the convention center, find our booth and stack them up in the middle. Second we hang the drapes (have to order another set of steel poles and top sliders to do this as we can’t pin to the drapes already there. Then we determine traffic flow and where the feature quilt will be hung, that determines where to place the table, then drape the table. I also use bed risers under the table legs so it is easier to write orders standing. The booth stays like this until after Schoolhouse the next day, then the quilts can be hung and the space tweaked. I don’t drag a lot of extra stuff to Market anymore, because it is ‘us’ moving it in and out of the convention center. It can be hot in May and it can be hot in October, sweaty hot. OK, I’m a wimp.
I jokingly call my booth a booth in a bag, even though there are props. We are not hauling in major furniture, well I used to, been there done that, this works nicely.
I had another picture of them working, but it was of their backsides, so I was kind and asked them to ‘smile’ and snapped this pic. Much nicer to see their smiling faces!
I do have a picture to share of my Schoolhouse – room was full. It is always fun to talk when there is an audience.
Here is a picture of my friends (Sewing Saturdays and more) – these are the ladies that help me make things happen. Mary had a conflict and couldn’t come to Market, so Mary is missing.
My friend Mary Ann from California comes to Market, she is the official JLW person to talk to in my booth. Mary Ann runs the JLW Club at In Between Stitches in Livermore, CA.
One more thing . . . someone had a birthday during Quilt Market . . . .
Yes, birthday boy . . .