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Old 10-26-2014, 02:54 PM
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I went to a small local quilt show/sale yesterday. The quilts were displayed on racks. . metal poles with flat rectangular metal bases. They had black fabric hanging from the cross bars between the quilts on either side and quilts were hung from skirt hangers. I don't know whose design they were. There were two rows with about 5 sections in each row, a center aisle, so let's say 20 "cubbies." Lots of vendors and other displays around the perimeter. Well, someone opened the main double door at the entrance, a gust of wind came in, took out the first "cubby" which started a domino effect and the entire quilt show went crashing down!!!There were some nice quilts too!! One person fell and hit her head but appeared to be fine when I saw her later. They dismantled everything and rolled out round tables and laid most of the quilts on them, but of course, we couldn't seen them nearly as well. I really felt sorry for everyone who put in so much work!!
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Old 10-26-2014, 02:59 PM
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So sad, I always had that nightmare when I helped to put on shows.
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Old 10-26-2014, 03:00 PM
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Gosh... How sad. Glad you are okay though and didn't get hurt in the mix.


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Old 10-26-2014, 04:20 PM
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Oh no. How sad for the quilters. I hope the woman who fell was not badly hurt.

I can attest to how fragile some of those set ups can be. When Gus and I hung the junior show for our guild show this past summer, we had a rack topple over onto him. Fortunately that was during the hanging - so we could fix it and avoid that happening to someone else.

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Old 10-26-2014, 04:23 PM
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Disaster is right! All that work done in with a wind gust.
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Old 10-26-2014, 04:24 PM
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Oh that is sad. I've seen some very bad set ups but I've never seen that happen.
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Old 10-27-2014, 06:34 AM
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That happened at our outdoor quilt show last April. The wind came gusting in the afternoon and we had to take down some of the quilts.
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Old 10-27-2014, 06:38 AM
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That is so awful!! I can only imagine how they must have felt! But, sounds like the show went on. Maybe next year's will be better.
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Old 10-27-2014, 07:06 AM
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You said it...disaster!! All of that work...
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Learn and live - if nothing got torn or overly dirty - and no one got seriously hurt - - - -

majorly inconvenient -
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