I guess I could have taken some photos of the AQM set up day yesterday, but to be honest we are usually so busy that the camera is the last thing on our mind.
Also, as Ladybirdee said’ “Why would we talk about ourselves in our half undressed state?”
I always think that setting up a display stand is a bit like getting dressed to go to a formal function: the fashion gurus always tell you that “less is best”, they recommend that you look in the mirror before you leave the house and take off one piece of bling.
It doesn’t matter how often we set up a stand for a quilt event, we always start out with a plan and it is completely different by the time we have finished the set up.
This time we set up the display, based on our original plan, then went off for a cup of coffee.
When we came back we were able to re-arrange things with “fresh eyes’. In fact I think we tweaked & re-arranged several times but somethings, like our side wall above, were perfect the first time they were set up.
This year we started with a summer beachside theme, suggested by judysew4th and confirmed when we received Sheena Norquay’s beautiful Seascape kit Art boxes.
Today, the first day, was very successful. Quilt Market is always a great opportunity to catch up with old friends, and to meet people who we may only know via telephone or email.
AQM is held over two days in Melbourne so, today, half way through the event it truly is a half glass full with more fun still to be enjoyed.