Sunday, March 10, 2013

Charlotte NC Quilt Show

For the past 3 days I have been in Charlotte NC take a try at having a vendor booth at a regional quilt show. I took along a helper, Elizabeth Kiefer, in anticipation of lots of sales. It's a good thing I did! We were swamped with sales and a big demand for my Creative Grid trim tools. I demonstrated as Elizabeth wrote up the sales. We worked non-stop both days.

We met lots of interesting quilters and had a really good time. We were so busy I only had a few minutes at the end of each day to catch a glimpse of the over 200 quilts on display. They were amazing! I also met another Creative Grids ruler designer and we got to know each other and exchange ruler ideas.

Charlotte, NC Quilt Show Booth

Elizabeth and I made a lot of notes on what to bring the next time we do a vendor booth, like bandaids to tape up a thumb after a box cutter mishap. Also table coverings, floor mats, and such. I used my ipad mini and a GoPayment devise  to take credit and debit card sales. It's a good thing because most sales went through the GoPayment system. 

My next show? Jacksonville, FL the last weekend of September. I'll be ready. 


  1. Jean Ann, my friends and I enjoyed meeting and chatting with you and Elizabeth on the first day of the Charlotte Quilt Show! I love my new rulers; came home and immediately tried out the Log Cabin Trim quick and easy! Am not surprised that your sales were great. We had a great teacher! Look forward to seeing you again!

  2. There are wondeful projects!