Sunday, March 8, 2009

Vendor Booth Days

We need a little more color here...

We have been enjoying the Cotton Patch Quilt Show (see previous blog for a link) this weekend just south of Athens, GA at the Oconee County Civic Center. The show floor plan is wonderful and we have plenty of fine vendors. I have three quilts (no new ones to post) and a post card in the show and have won three Honorable Mention awards.

Our hand-dyed fabric booth is doing very well. All of Bill's wonderful booth inventions (stands, wall, displays) look great, and his Ruler Racks are selling like hotcakes.

Yardage is selling well, but the best seller has been the basket of hand-dyed scraps, 5" x 18", or the equivalent, for 75 cents per piece. I dyed yardage pieces with an extra 8" or so of fabric so that I could have 5" wide cuts plus string cuts from each piece. The string cuts are for string quilt class kits and for my own quilts this year. It seems to have been a good plan.
One of the other vendors calls that circle piece on the wall the "fried egg" fabric. haha The tiny rolling "desk" we found at the Habitat for Humanity thrift store is working perfectly in the booth.

Here is the next big idea for our booth from my hubby, Bill...

This rust-dyed piece is called "Clam Baked in '68". Isn't it great?! He's placed it onto a frame board and will frame it when his idea jells. Can you tell he's a vintage hippie? He doesn't like the term "old hippie". ;-) He is a social butterfly and is in his element working the booth with me this weekend. More on the show later...

3 comments:

Frances Arnold said...

Hey Anita. I love the rust piece...Bill has quite an artist's eye!!!

Carol Sloan said...

awesome! I just did a blog about rusting in the snow!

Adrienne said...

I hear the Dead are touring again...want to go?! JK. This is really cool. And Anita's blog is great!! Hope you had nice time in NC.