Last weekend was my FIRST SHOW for me this year selling my pottery. I have been selling pottery at shows for several years now and it always makes me feel like an artist and proud of my work.
My First show of 2023 wa “Airing of the Quilts”. It isn’t a show I would normally consider because it is quite small and not vendor oriented like most shows, but it’s an absolute blast and last year I did really well selling my pottery so I am excited to be going back this year!
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The “Airing of the Quilts” show is a show all about Quilts! (Who would have figured)!
Quilting was something I always wanted to try but my sewing machine and I were not the best of friends. Also, when I priced out the material for just a simple quilt I was astounded by the cost. It gave me a better understanding of the value of handmade quilts and why gorgeous quilts cost so much.
Last year I did well at this show. I did not expect too, but it was close to home and I said to myself “why the heck not”. There weren’t very many vendors at all, just a handful of us, so it wasn’t a show where folks came to buy. The quilts are “for display only” and not for sale. They are for looking at and admiring (but no touching with a glove on!)
But what this show had (and my guess why I did so well) was because the people who came to see the quilts were my TARGET CUSTOMER.
SO YEAH…I went back this year and I was glad I did!
If you want some idea of how I prepare for a show and my display you can read about it here
It’s always fun chatting with all the creative ladies that come to these shows and admire the quilts. They understand handmade and the amount of time it takes to create something. I can only imagine the amount of time they spend drawing up their quilt design, finding the right material, cutting and piecing, sewing etc! Wow
My sales were great. I walked out of the show on Saturday afternoon with considerably less pottery and some new friend!
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