My First Booth Part 1

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!

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It was a tight fit, but we got it in! We love a good road trip!!

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Setup started bright and early at 10am. We found our spot and got everything unloaded.

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My awesome Dad built my booth. We designed it together; there will be a separate post all about that! My Dad is good peeps.

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We got the walls up pretty quickly! And then the real work started.

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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.

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We hung the posters and yard sticks.

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And then it was done!! Ta-da!

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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.

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The antique postcards in the corner are all from places I love. The crib belonged to my grandfather and his siblings.

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I included a picture of May Chappell in the booth. Here’s the story on why I named my company May Chappell.

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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!

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We also loved Shea Henderson’s schoolhouse introducing her new book School of Sewing. I got zero pictures of it, but the book is awesome and deserved a shoutout. To be continued…
xo LC

7 thoughts on “My First Booth Part 1

  1. Oh my gosh – so much work and so much fun!! I does look like you had fun.. Almost as much fun as we had lunch. Love you, Jo-Sue

  2. You did a fabulous job and it looks like it would have been so much fun! But I gotta ask… how long did it take you to plan everything out? I mean it looks like you thought of everything to make it look like home :)

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