Thursday, 11 August 2011

FoQ Setting up and Day 1

Arriving at the NEC, all you have is your space.

This is the scene after I have unloaded everything from the van.

Even though I know roughly where I want to put everything, it still takes several hours to put the stand together until it looks like this!


I’m really pleased how it all went together this year and I managed to get all the new quilt kits out on display.

Day One
It has been such a busy day today! However, as I am in one of the last rows of traders it is always a slow start before the customers start to filter through………so much so that you start to doubt if anyone will stop and buy anything………..but filter through they do and at times today it was very hectic! Whenever Mum came down to my stand to relieve me for a swift toilet break………i was too busy to be able to leave the stand!

The best selling fabrics today seemed to be the new Florentine collection from Robert Kaufman, as well as Imperial Collections 6 and 7 and of course King Tut threads were as popular as ever.

Looking forward to seeing what tomorrow will bring!

Wednesday, 10 August 2011

Festival of Quilts Build Up

So! It is finally here….well almost!

The last couple of days have been making sure everything is ready for the show. The cutting of fabrics is done, threads topped up. Leaflets and patterns printed.
On Monday I picked up the van. It’s a little bit bigger than the car I usually drive and of course has a much higher driving position.

Its going to be interesting when I adjust back to driving the mini again next week!

Yesterday was packing the van day. It took me a while just to get these big items in the right order.


There is a  certain skill in packing a van and getting everything positioned so that it doesn’t rattle or move around too much as you are driving. I guess I will see in a few hours whether I mastered that skill or not!

I did have a little helper with me as usual………


Although I’m not sure him climbing and getting stuck up a tree was the kind of help I was after!!

More pics and postings as the show progresses, including putting the stand together today :o)