On Friday, with buckets of rain pouring on us, my friend Darly and I started unloading for my first vendor booth at a quilt show. It was raining so hard, the rain drops were so big and my umbrella was too small. Yes, I was trying to unload my stuff and hold an umbrella with only two hands!
The dolly was the tiny one with a 6″ base. Even though it held 300 hundred pounds, I really needed a 20″ base and more hands. We both had coats on, however, I had the longest sweatpants. They didn’t seem long when I put them on, but as we jumped through puddles while unloading…..well let’s just say I’m 5’5″ and my pants would fit a person who is 5’10″. My friend was just moving through it (she’s done this before).
Finally, we get everything inside and move the car so someone else can unload (still pouring). We had two hours to set up, but one big problem…I’m supposed to have two 20″ by 8′ tables, instead I have one 10″ by 8′ buffet table and the second table is tilted to the right! A really fun coordinator ran to find us tables. 15 min later, we are pulling out the table cloths and setting up. All worth it, here’s the finished set up…
The quilt guild is filled with the nicest people. Hence the name, Friendship Square Quilt Guild. Those who attended the show were great! I’d do it again in a minute….oh wait, I am doing it again! I have 4 more shows schedule in the next few months, Carlsbad, Huntington Beach, Orange and Long Beach, please check my website for locations and PLEASE stop by to see me. Ive added plenty of new patterns, quilts for sale (can’t keep them all) and my new heart mug rugs in every color I can find!