|Sign at Duke Energy Convention Center, Cincinnati, OH|
Last year I went and worked for Iris Karp at Mistyfuse, and I did the same this year. My intentions were good....I brought camera, iPad, laptop, cables, etc....but I found after working at the show all day, I was just too tired to blog afterwards!
|Vendor set up, International Quilt Festival Cincinnati 2012|
If you've ever wondered what set up looked like, here it is. I was on the upper gallery looking down onto the floor. See the golf cart going by? It's rolling along on plastic covered carpet. Other parts had yet to get the carpet down. In other areas, however, the carpet had been laid and the plastic partially removed.
|International Quilt Festival Cincinnati 2012 vendor set up|
Here's one of the vendors working as fast as possible to get out their wares.
|International Quilt Festival Cincinnati, OH Vendor set up 2012|
|Quilt Display, prior to opening 4/12/12 International Quilt Festival 2012 Cinci|
I love attending this show. I worked in the SAQA booth and had some really enlightening conversations with Nysha Nelson. There's nothing better than the opportunity to talk art with other interested people. I always come away with new and better perspective.
Of course, the vendors are really cool too, but I try to limit myself there. The quilts, now that's the thing! Quilts from around the world....several of the SAQA exhibitions, Quilt National, the Twelve by Twelve show, the Soft Village, O Canada.....just absolutely wonderful! So many ideas and so much to share!
I can't recommend going highly enough.