Tilly in booth form! Pillows and panels abound! They are such an effective and efficient way to showcase the fabrics at a glance, giving buyers something to touch & visualize as well as showing how the fabrics work as singular designs & as an entire group -- i.e. merchandising and selling potential. (If you've seen booths from QM before, you know how elaborate and stunning these 10x10 spaces can be!)
My booth was like a warm ray of sunshine. It was welcoming and inviting, and I had some wonderfully long chats with buyers, bloggers and friends who came by. Nobody was in a hurry to scurry!
One of the first buyers of the day took a pic and, as she maneuvered around to get a good shot, she said, "I can't even back up far enough to capture how cool this is!" Others were speechless: "Wow. Just wow." Some of my agemates (40ish) remarked how much the colors and designs reminded them of wallpaper or other designs from the 1970s. YEP! Tried not to be too overt about it, but that is most def where I pulled from for this group. Not too much tho... just enough...
Couple of things:
1) The gorgeous quilt you see hanging on the back wall and the smaller version on the seat cushion were made by Modern Quilt Relish. YES, there is a pattern! However, this deserves a post of its own, which will be next week.
2) My booth came together quickly this time around, due in part to the very kind & very competent assistance of Cheryl Arkison. She has become a good friend via twitter and quilt designing. We met for the 1st time at my booth, and she immediately jumped in - no questions, no explanations. Thank you, Cheryl!!!!