We shared our love of quilting with community members at two events over the past two Saturdays.
Liberty Heritage Festival
On September 28th, we took our boutique items and raffle quilt to the town of Liberty, NC for their Heritage Festival. It was a hot day, so we were fortunate to be indoors and also enjoyed having a room of our own so we could spread out and display our stuff. In addition to selling handmade items and raffle quilt tickets, we also contributed quilts for display, adding to those made in the local community. A couple of the quilts we took were made by MJ’s great grandmother whose husband was mayor of Liberty!
Check out photos of our Heritage Festival display.
Mebane Autumn Fest
On October 5th, we had two booths at the Autumn Fest in downtown Mebane, NC. Our beautiful raffle quilt was on display in a booth right beside our boutique booth, and we had brisk sales all day as visitors admired our handiwork.
We had a bit of a rough start to the morning when we arrived at 7:30am as we were told to do to set up and owners of cars had not obeyed the signs to remove their cars from the street by 6am – a problem since we could not set up our booths until tow trucks arrived to remove the cars. Add to that it was chilly and windy – for the first time in months, so Teresa wrapped up in a quilt to stay warm while we stood around and watched the spectacle of guys trying to break into cars and eventually wenching them up onto trailers. Incidentally the quilt Teresa is wrapped in was made by MJ who won’t be able to share it at “show and tell” because we sold it!
Finally with the streets cleared, we got everything set up with the help of Sheila’s husband and honorary guild member Frank.
We had a wonderful day chatting with visitors to our booths about quilting and may even have recruited a few new members. Our biggest sellers by far were our soup bowl koozies/microwave bowl holders. We started the morning with three tall stacks and ended the day with exactly two soup bowl koozies left, so we will need to get busy sewing to replenish our stock before our next events.
To round out the wonderful day, we were presented with an award for Best Three Dimensional Art, and along with that, we get a free booth at next year’s event!
Check out additional photos from Autumn Fest.