Vending at quilt show is always a learning experience. Each guild (or group of quilters) varies in it's taste from each items sell better to which sample quilt gets all the attention… I know there are a lot of variables that play into that, especially placement or location. This time it was a little different. I forgot a number of my samples. With a different combination of samples hanging, it's probably not an accurate to compare to other shows. Just the same, the sample that got all the attention, was a still life scene done in a class with Esterita Austin. The sample hung at the end of my stand, which was back in a corner, above the basket with patterns and Esterita's video. At least, it's placement drew people into the booth. I also hand a group of four women who really liked the asymmetrical long sleeve shirts. They took a group of them to the restroom to try on. Ladies in the restroom noticed the shirts, and came back to see me. Thanks for the advertising! It was a nice show and group of people!
I love using leader/ enders when I am chain piecing. It was an idea from Bonnie Hunter. Instead of using a scrap piece of material in between chains, use two small blocks. You can work on two project projects at once! I keep a pile of 2" scrap squares next to my machine for this reason...Happy piecing!
West MI Quilt Guild
National Quilting Association
American Quilter's Society
Surface Design Association
International Machine Quilter's Association, Inc
Modern Quilt Guild
Some of TEACHERS I HAVE LEARNED FROM: