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Sunday, September 27, 2009

Quiltfest in Jacksonville, Florida

This past weekend we were in Jacksonville at Quiltfest. This was the first time we had a booth at this show and we had so much fun! It is a great quilt show which happens every September thanks to the hard work and dedication to quilting of the Seven Sister Guilds.

We thought you might like to see what we do on set-up day before a show.

We always arrive with the van packed to the roof. First order of business is to unload and cart everything into our booth.
We are grateful that we had the help of our friend, Barb, this show.

It is easiest to work in the booth if we stack all the bins and boxes in the aisle (leaving enough room for other vendors to get by, of course.)
Next we hang up all the models. We learned by experience that it's not a good idea to put tables loaded with merchandise along the walls until after the models are in place.
Then we set up the tables and drape them and put down interlocking floor mats. Almost always the booths just have concrete floors and they are very hard to stand on all day.

Then it's time to set our merchandise on the table and assemble our spinning racks and display racks. We hang our patterns from the spinners.

It usually takes between eight and ten hours to set up our booth. We always say, "We are the first to arrive and the last to leave" on set up day.
Hope to see you at a show soon.
Happy Quilting.

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