Summer has wrapped up and we are heading into autumn. For me this means a LOT of work, including sewing and getting ready for quilt shows. BIG quilt shows. I’ve been a vendor at the Houston International Quilt Festival in Texas for a few years now, but this year I finally made it off the waiting list and into the Pacific International Quilt Festival in Santa Clara, California! So for all of you Northern California customers who have been asking, Yes, I will be there this year.
While news is fantastic and makes me very happy, there is one problem: I don’t have a sales crew for either show. The lovely crew I had at Houston the past two years cannot make it this year, and since I’m new at PIQF I don’t have anyone for that show, either. My daughter will be helping at PIQF when she can, but with a baby due in November, I don’t want to ask too much of her.
If you or someone you know has an interest in Japanese quilts, can handle talking to customers, stand for hours at a time, and do it all with a smile, I’d like to meet you.
Being on my team means helping other people choose fabric for projects, explaining what various Japanese notions are and why they are so special, packing up orders, and occasionally getting me coffee so I don’t get cranky.
Perks include a free pass to either show, first dibs on items in the shop, plus compensation.
In the meantime, here’s a quick sashiko tip, especially for the excellent ladies at the Santa Clara Valley Quilt Association. You are all amazing students and I enjoyed spending the day with you! Thank you for making me feel so welcome.
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Carol, I wish I could help at Houston but I’ve got to be out of town for most of it this year. I’ll ask around.
Will you still come to the show? It’s always great to see you and your work.