Sunday, 16 September 2012
Recipe for a quilt show
Yesterday my quilt group held its fifth show. We've learned a lot over the years about how to keep the visitors happy. So, what is the recipe for a successful quilt show? Here's a few ideas.
Interesting displays to draw the eye. Small displays fill those awkward gaps and give a professional finish.
Provide gentle reminders not to fondle the fabric (like this one, made by yours truly). But have white gloves ready for a closer look.
Music to enhance the atmosphere and for some impromptu dancing. Yes, really! I spotted more than one lady shimmying by!
The chance to win some gorgeous hand-crafted goodies. Our bag tombola always has a queue of excited hopefuls.
Demonstrations of different techniques: Julian does the most beautiful hand quilting. I had to say that because he said he would be reading this!
Demonstrations of other interesting crafts are always welcome too. Barbara showed how to make ribbon flowers using a shredding tool.
A Visitor's Choice award so everyone can express their appreciation.
And finally, refreshments. No-one goes hungry at one of our shows!
But what's that you say? Something missing? A vital ingredient?
Oh yes, of course. Don't forget the quilts. Lots and lots of quilts.
Why don't you stay and I'll show you around.