Friday, November 30, 2012

Phoenix Holiday Quilts, Craft and Sewing Festival 2012

It's the last day of November, and it's been a busy month. We had a booth at our first retail show ever at the Holiday Quilt, Craft and Sewing Festival here in Phoenix, held at the Arizona State Fairgrounds Nov. 8, 9 & 10. It was a three day event and it was fun to meet new customers and see old friends.

Our booth at the show

I was so happy to find that right across from our booth was my friend Angie Steveson, of Lunch Box Quilts, demonstrating her machine appliqued embroidery technique for 35th Ave. Sew and Vac.

And to add to my good fortune, my booth was sharing a back wall with another friend, Trish Harriman's booth, Attic Heirlooms. Trish hand dyes wool and designs patterns for a variety of needlework, such as needlepunch, rug punch and wool applique. Trish will be making kits for my "Countryside Needlebook" pattern from my book Annie's Scrapbag, and selling them in her Maine shop, as well as her booths at the various shows where she will be a vendor (check her calendar for her show schedule).

Santa showed up to help me out, too! How lucky can a girl get?

Until next time,