How exciting! School House is a great opportunity to share with shop owners my new patterns and fabrics. I have held several over the past few years, but this was an awesome turnout! I am so honored that these hardworking shop owners found time to listen to some boutique tips I have picked up over the years in this industry.
We had the pleasure of working next to wonderful Benartex Fabrics. Susan Neill and David Lochner and Susan .
We were so fortunate to get to airline to Market. A wonderful sister pattern designer, Deborah Johnson, In the Dog House Designs who allowed us some space in her van with her booth this year. Thank you Deb!
I don’t settle in until the booth is just so.. and every day we work in the booth, we learn something new about what works best, by the time the show is over, we have it “Right ,Right”.
My newest pattern, On the Go Trio was so perfect for market this year.. I was traveling with my staff and we all had our hip purses with the flower pins and the perfect colored scarves.. the three of us were the actual “on the go trio” ! We love this picture of the model.. we all want to be her!
This is the first time that my team and I (R to L: Jackie, Beverly, Stephanie) have all three traveled together to market. I was so delighted to introduce everyone to our friends at Benartex and have the chance to sit with Susan face to face to look over the new line we are working on. We squealed, we hoo-rha-ed, we drooled, (but only in the most professional way).
I always make a point to give shopowners a display idea they can recreate in their shop. This corner “closet” made from a bi-fold hinged shutter, some cable ties and cafe rods to support and act as closet rods is something anyone can do.. and it looks so darn cute full of kids clothes!
My friend and fellow Prairie Quilt Guild member, Lesa joined us and helped in countless ways at our booth. She and her sister, Lori showed us where to shop, where to eat and all the Houston tips. Lori drove us to The Container Store! Lesa was the cable tie queen. Thanks for all your help, ladies!