Last weekend we were vendors at the Crescent City, CA Lighthouse Quilt Guild's annual quilt show. We (BrendaLou, Liz, Mr. Scottie Dog & Sydney---along with our super friend, Bev Harrison) arrived on Friday about 1 pm to begin set-up. Our booth was a double, so we had a 20' X 10' space. Oops--they didn't tell us that there would be a wall column support that stuck out almost 1 foot from the wall. Our floor plan with the provided 8' tables wouldn't work...the story when vending is always: improvise, improvise, improvise.
Bill sets up a frame that provides us with wonderful lighting and electrical for the register.
Liz is the stylist...she has a wonderful gift for hanging the sample quilts and how each table is set up. What most people don't realize is that we always bring twice as much merchandise as we can possibly sell. This is so that our booth never ever looks picked over. The show attendee at 3 pm on Sunday has the same selection as those who were waiting on Saturday for 1/2 hour before the show opened!
For this show our booth was colorful and had lots of Fall and Holiday samples, kits & fabrics.