Tales of a Curious Dream

My goodness friends!  It’s been a bit since I’ve shared my journeys with you all.  Last time I shared I was getting ready to head off to my first Quilt Market with my own booth.  And in the general nature of things, I was unable to share my experience right away.  But I’m thrilled to give you a sneak peak behind the scenes of a quilt booth.

Quilting market

Putting together a booth for market was a HUGE endeavor.  I’ve been to Quilt Market before thankfully, but I’ve never had a booth of my own.  I was worried that I had too many ideas and worried that I didn’t have enough.  lol  It’s so hard to know how it will all come together.  If the lighting will be what you need.  If the tools will all be there.  If you will be able to reach the top of the wall!

And to make matters even more difficult, I had had a major surgery 7 weeks prior to market.  Thankfully I already had most of the fabric items made for the booth, but I had little of the booth props made or collected.  And I didn’t have the booth designed.  Surgery recovery was not as quick as I would have liked…in fact I’m still recovering, so I will admit to being in a LOT of pain while there.  I was determined not to let that stop me from enjoying this moment though.< Quilting market

My booth was filled with every detail I could gather from locks to crazy signs to a moss chair.  I would never have been able to pull it off without the help of my good friend Amy Gibson of Stitchery Dickory Dock.  She was a rock and a hard worker and an even better friend.  (you can see her in the bottom mosaic working hard on the details of the wall) It definitely takes a village to pull off a booth like this.

Quilting market

The last day that the floor was open happened to be Halloween.  I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to dress up!  And who else would I be but Alice?!  A slightly different Alice of course because I myself am slightly different.  And I gathered loads of friends and those in costume to come join me in my booth and take pictures on the moss chair (which I hadn’t let anyone sit in until then).  I love my collection of photos with all of the people who came by.  Such wonderful memories.  I even found some other Alices!  Trust the Japanese to be on trend with me. 😉

Quilting market

The show turned out to be a great experience for me.  I really fell more in love with my company Windham Fabrics and am even more happy now that I am part of their family.  I loved having my own booth to call home (though I did manage to slip away now and then to take a turn about the room).  I never did see all the booths.  There simply wasn’t time.  It was very curious indeed. 😉

9 thoughts on “Tales of a Curious Dream”

  1. The colors you used for Curious Dream are a great combination Angela… they have a vintage vibe but also look thoroughly modern!
    Your booth looks so awesome and I’m glad you had such a wonderful time. Your own fabric line is such an incredible accomplishment!

  2. The booth was a work of art. I know how much effort you put into it and it shows. I can’t wait to see your fabric in person.

  3. your booth looks marvelous!! Can’t wait to see your fabric line! So sorry about the surgury: my daughter is dealing with issues due to her Ehlers Danlos: I’m assuming that your surgury was due to that too. She ended up in the hospital friday night before Christmas due to her “simple” outpatient surgury. I hope you are fully recovered from your surgery and that it has helped you. Happy new year!! Hugs, H in Healdsburg

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