I've only done this once before--years ago--in honor of my grandmother's birthday at her assisted living place. When I visited her every weekend, and bring the latest fabric or project, she'd always say "Oh the ladies here would love to see this..." So--I took all the wall hangings in the house down, striped the quilts from the couches and beds and hauled them to her place to give them a quilt show. :D
Now I'm doing in again--at a different place (Gram died in 2005)--actually the place that brings a bus load to see the horses. When the residents were here for horses--and I told them I'd see them soon--they asked if they could buy the quilts. That was never my intention and I didn't even know if it'd be allowed, but the activities director said it's fine--if I'll take checks. (Fine with me.)
They called today to ask about set-up. I asked for 2-3 tables. Since selling is okay--I thought I'd keep what's for sale on one table to avoid confusion (mainly mine).
So--all I have planned so far is to take every quilted item in the house--including the tops for the last three quilts...and just talk to them and hold stuff up for them to see. My husband (6'3"--that will come in handy :wink: ) and my daughter are going to help.
Any suggestions before I venture off? I will not have time to make anything more--we've got a kayak trip planned for tomorrow morning and the rest of the time will be packing to go. (I dread the unpacking and getting all these wall hangings back up!)
Should be fun...
Just have fun, enjoy yourself, and let them oooooo, ahhhhh, all they want. I'm sure they'll love your work as much as we do!!
My only suggestion is to label the ones either for sale or not for sale.
Good luck and have fun! Let us know how it turned out.
What a great thing to do Karla! :thumbup:
Try to relax & enjoy yourself - it's a "Show & Tell" & selling is just an 'added extra'!
Sounds like it will be a great time, enjoy it! Wish I could be there to see it, too. :D
No suggestions, but wanted to Wish you luck , but more important enjoy :lol: And have fun kayaking
I wish you luck, also!! :D I know you
will have a great time & the ladies will
be so pleased that you have taken the
time to share with them & visit!! :D
I admire you for doing this, have fun.
:D :D :D :D :D :D :D
Just go and be yourself and have a great time!!!
Okay--have fun--that part will be easy. :D I need to figure out the year I started quilting because they'll ask how long I've been doing it. I'll take the very first quilt I made--that's always a good story. :lol: I guess just talk a little about each piece... I think what to say will happen naturally, since it's a topic I'm familiar with. Most likely I'll just have to show them items and they'll come up with questions. It's a pretty lively group. :wink:
My only 'suggestion' - apart from 'have fun' but you know that already! - is if possible take some photos or even better, ask someone else to so YOU'RE in them :D and share with us all afterwards! :D :D :D Please!