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Your Quilt Show Booth

I recently received the following question about making the most of your booth space at a craft or quilt show:

Hi, Chuck.

I really have enjoyed all your articles. They have been very helpful. I am new to the whole craft scene having just recently begun to sell my quilts, etc.

I have participated in a couple of arts and crafts fairs but am very unhappy with my booth. Can you give me any suggestions on how to display my quilts — both baby quilts and regular quilts — in an attractive, eye-catching manner?

I will really appreciate any information you can provide.

Thank you.

— Mary V.

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Quilt Show Tips – Displaying Your Quilts

Recently, I received a question from one of the community who was going to be exhibiting in her first quilt show (in Argentina no less). She wanted to know how to set up her booth and wanted some tips to make the show go smoothly. Here is the question (which I've paraphrased for brevity):

Once a year there is a big fair in my town (cows, horses and hens, tractors, lorries, and the like). Farmers display their products, others show their tractors, and the ranchers their animals. The three big tents will be for the people who sell things or show what they make. I will display my quilts, shams, and pillows, and I will be the only one with quilts, since there aren't as many quilters here in Argentina as in the USA.

I was wondering if you could give me some advice how to decorate my stand and how to best handle the show.

Thanks for your input!

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Craft Fairs and Quilt Trade Shows: Making the Most of Your Booth

Quilt shop owners live for the seasonal craft fairs and trade shows that allow them to showcase their goods. But if you decide to attend one of these events – and why wouldn't you? – remember that the convention center or auditorium will be packed with men and women displaying their finest quilts and quilting wares.