I’ve been gathering the furniture, quilts, other work, print rack etc together today for my stand, as it’s set up day tomorrow at the Festival of Quilts. These images don’t really show quite how much there is; in fact it’s not all there yet, there is stuff to be added. The husband is looking shell shocked already.
It’s not the largest stand, 3 x 2 metres, but it’s a bit bigger than last year, and I seem to have collected rather a lot of objects to put into that space, optimistically. Whether they will all go into the car and trailer, which is smaller than the last time I looked at it, is another thing, let alone whether I will get half of it on the stand. Trouble is I so need it all, surfaces especially, as I’m taking the Stone Bird book which is hefty and needs quite a lot of tableage of its own.
I’ve drawn a couple of plans, as recommended, but having done a fair amount of shows over the years I know I’m not that sort of person; I need to get it altogether and see what happens. Also scale plans fill up alarmingly, and that wasn’t what I wanted to see. I’m hoping the space will get larger as the furnishings shrink, obviously.
In an effort to save a bit of dosh I’m taking a table and chairs too; on my old stand these were included and supplied, but this one is less generous. I know you can expect shows to be expensive to do and I am used to that, but the charge to hire a table and chair was so laughable I got all stubborn. We were going to dismantle our own table to use but then our neighbours deposited one just like it in their front garden, to be dumped, and 2 handy chairs, just a couple of days ago. So of course they are now on their way to the NEC. The table weighs about as much as the car is designed to take, I think, let alone the rest of the stuff. I will post the end result of these labours tomorrow…