Saturday, April 30, 2011
Quilt Show Success!
I'm back! Yes I know, you sure haven't heard much from me this month. I've been so busy the last two weeks with our Quilt Show- which is now all over but the memories. So I promise- there'll be lots of posts over the next few weeks- more on my trip to Connecticut, our Guild Quilt Show, etc. (You can click on these pics for a larger view.) I'm so tired tonight- sure wish there was somewhere to buy a new pair of feet! I don't think I'm going to get off the couch tomorrow - I've had six days in a row standing on my footies for the entire day. Spent two days at the first of the week cutting 49 fabric kits for a class. Wednesday was a loooong day, driving to Cambridge Narrows to teach for the day, then driving home and helping to get our Show up, although I must say our Committe had already done an awesome job and had the bulk of it in place by the time I got there. Way to go girls! We were so lucky to have such a great "hanging team" who really knew just what to do. Thursday we finished placing the last dozen or so pieces and did all the "tweaking", finished the decorating, placed the cards on the quilts, etc. We had 169 quilts come in- out of the 171 registered. Pretty good I'd say. (Amazing how a deadline helps people to get things finished...) Our attendance was pretty steady all through the two days we were open - we estimate around 600 visitors, including a busload from PEI.
We were pleased to hear lots of good comments and everyone seemed impressed with our Show. Our youngest visitor was only 3 weeks old and our eldest was in her nineties. We did have a great variety of work from our members - from traditional to contemporary, from Art quilt and original works to workshop pieces. Portraits, miniatures, hand-quilting and awesome machine quilting, Challenges, Crazy quilting - we had it all! Ticket sales on the Raffle quilt were brisk and our Vendors were more than pleased. So I guess we can consider our Show a great success! I'll share more pics with you in the next day or two and then I'll tell you more about my trip ...
Thanks for hanging in there in my absence....
Organization is the key to success.