Thursday, May 28, 2009

Spring Quilt mkt Pittsburgh 09

I'm back from market and scrounging around for pictures- I swear next market will be different- I'll come prepared with a fully charged camera and stop what I'm doing long enough to take some pictures!! I PROMISE!
Thankfully, I work with great people who came through once again!

All Smiles
2nd place award for multiple booth category! L to R: Sandi Henderson,Christine Osmers, me, Paula Prass, Michael Steiner, Patty Young, Deb Buchanan, bk row: Becky Bennett, Susan Day, Jennifer Storey, Debi Porreca, Ben Rubin.

that's the icing on the cake

now for the behind the scenes view of market- start to finish

A birds eye view of our booth (the Aqua row 2nd from the bottom) note the sunlight streaming in! Pittsburgh is my all time favorite convention center! Natural light- a huge plus at a show!

believe it or not - this stage has taken hours
it takes a village to raise a booth
somehow this will all come together

order through the chaos
(note quilt pile-up- these are hard working show pieces, too many to hang, pawed through over & over)
and then it's over
what goes up- must come down- dismantling of the hidden kitchen
(yes, a well fed crew is...a well fed crew)
hard to believe this part goes quicker than set up
reverse construction

we all place bets predicting the finish time - imagine the antics- by this time we're all punchy
sorry- too exhausted for the empty booth photo
next post - show pics!


Jennifer said...

Loved your booth! It was my favorite! The shop owner ordered a few of your lines, and I can't wait until the get in the shop!!

Lisa Chin said...

I enjoy seeing and hearing about what it takes to make the show happen. Your booth looked fabulous!

Tori said...

Love the behind the scenes glance! It's fun to see how much work goes into each booth...

iru said...

too beautiful to resist! i wish i could visit too:(

Mary Beth Karchella-MacCumbee said...

Your booth looked wonderful.
Living 13 miles east of the city, I would have loved to have seen your booth in person.
Thank you for sharing -- it looks lovely.
Mary Beth