Friday, March 5, 2010

How to Show at a Needlework Market

Step 1: Get everything packed into a van.
Step 2: Drive for 7 ½ hours to get there
Step 3: Setup as fast as you can
Step 4: Meet and Greet all the fine shops that came to see us
Step 5: Have two full days of shops visiting and seeing what you’ve brought
Step 6: Pack up as fast as you can
Step 7: Drive home 8 ½ hours
Step 8: Sleep for a week… or want to anyway…
Grand Total time for the show Weekend: 68 hours
Total Prep Time: 3 Months

We are back from Nashville! It hardly seems like it was 2 weeks ago, but it was. It was a great weekend of seeing familiar faces and meeting new friends.
The Nashville Show is fun to do because our hotel room is our booth. We stay at an Embassy Suite, move all the furniture, setup our displays and open the doors for business. We use the bedroom as a stock room, all the bins of patterns and kits that we bring are laid in order on the beds so when an order is picked it can go as orderly as we can make it. As this was our third year in Nashville, we had it down pat, as far as we thought. :) We bring the displays bubble wrapped and ready to setup, so our setup is fairly quick.

Thanks to everyone who came to see us. It was fun to chat and catch up. While we won’t be able to be in St. Charles, we do look forward to seeing everyone again in Nashville next year. :)

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