Thursday, January 28, 2010

… a bit of fun at the quilt show

When I first started designing, I also did several quilt shows each year. . . but as the designing has taken over my time, I only do one (retail) show each year, & that one is the one in the city right next to where I live! It's perfect! . . . so close I can drive & simply unload my vehicle, . . . & I get to go home each evening & sleep in my own bed! Also - I just love the show - the Tucson Quilt Guild puts on a wonderful show & are so friendly & fun. They make doing the show such a joy. (I also feel so lucky to be in the show - as it is hard to get in to. . . many vendors know how good a show it is!)

The show is in January - & took place last weekend. It rained the first day - so we didn't have the usual 'madhouse' on the first day - but the busy-ness was spread out over the entire weekend. I - as usual - forgot to get a photo of the booth on the morning of the first day. . . but I did finally remember to take a few photos on the second afternoon . . . (where much was already gone. . . but you get the idea. . .)

The Tucson Quilt Show is held downtown at the Tucson Convention Center, & it is a really nice venue. But, what I love the most. . . (besides getting to sleep in my own bed each evening!). . . is the people that I get to see year after year. My booth is kind-of unique at the show - as my color palette is quite a bit lighter that the rest of the booths & there are some dear folks that tell me that they peek through the upstairs windows (that give a view onto the convention center floor) - to see where I am & come directly to my booth as soon as they get in the doors. See?!? It's a wonderful show!
I also get to meet some sweet (& fun) new friends each year. This sweet little girl came with her Mom & Grandma on the last day & found many things that took her fancy in the booth. . . including one of my display chairs!

Then there was this fun lady. . . who took everyone by surprise with her purchase at another booth. . . She brought even more 'sunshine' to the booth. . .

 . . . how fun is she?!? I kept thinking that I wish I had a 'hat' like this when I used to teach art! 

I have a few more photos from the show. . . & I'll post those soon!

Today I get to get back into the studio.  Everything I've done in there lately was in getting ready for the show. . . & the new designs are about to jump out of the sketchbook. . . so I'd best get in there & get busy! It's a rainy, drizzly day. . . the perfect kind of day for sewing (. . . & a café mocha . . . or two!).

Hope you have a wonderful day!



Sewn With Grace said...

Hi Brenda! I wish I lived close by so I could come to your show. Your booth is just beautiful. I know that since I can't even cut into your beautiful fabric that I would just stand there all day mesmerized. What wonderful creative gifts you have been blessed with!
Have a great day!

PamKittyMorning said...

The booth looks so pretty!

pdudgeon said...

you're giving me quilt show fever!
Only one more month till i can make a bee line to the Lecien booth at the Mid-Atlantic show and scarf up a tower of your Celebration fabric!

Valerie said...

Hello! I saw your booth at this convention and I fell in love with everything! Your fabrics and designs fit in with my personality and love for all things soft and pretty. I was so excited to see that you're located in Oro Valley, as I live in Oro Valley too! You had an awesome display and I really enjoyed looking at all of your pretty little things. :)

Sherri said...

Your booth is absolutely beautiful! Keep designing...everything is lovely!

Lauradublin said...

I know that lady and she is the be st! Her name is Dennie and she's from Phoenix. She is a good friend of mine and a great quilter.

Dublin, Ireland

QuiltingFitzy said...

HA! Did a google search on the pattern I fell in love with at the Tucson show...low and behold you're in my back yard. Ok, so now I have to have the pattern, to support the local economy!!! 8^)

Waving from Marana.
(keep coming up as NO REPLY...grr.)