I’m still on a bit of a high from my first booth at Houston Quilt Market! The Guru and I packed up her Subaru Outback and drove. We were packed to the max!
It was a tight fit, but we got it in! We love a good road trip!!
Setup started bright and early at 10am. We found our spot and got everything unloaded.
My awesome Dad built my booth. We designed it together; there will be a separate post all about that! My Dad is good peeps.
We got the walls up pretty quickly! And then the real work started.
It looked like this at the end of the first day. We had All Squared Up hung on the back wall. We had also made the discovery that we were a row short on carpet squares. I’m still not sure what went down, but nothing a few beige bath mats in the corner couldn’t fix.
We hung the posters and yard sticks.
And then it was done!! Ta-da!
There were a lot of details in the booth. I wanted it to feel like my house. I love pieces with history and family connections. All the crates came from my cousins. The thread belonged to my Aunt Ann. I picked up that driftwood on the banks of Lake Superior.
The antique postcards in the corner are all from places I love. The crib belonged to my grandfather and his siblings.
I included a picture of May Chappell in the booth. Here’s the story on why I named my company May Chappell.
We were able to go to a few school houses. Carolyn’s was great!! She introduced this new pattern, Outhouse. Obviously a swap is in order; details on the blog this Wednesday!