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Adventures of QuiltCon

Between Skill Builder BOM and QuiltCon preparation I have been snowed under for months. Last August when I started the shop addition of Pile O' Fabric I decided to apply for a booth space at QuiltCon. 

QuiltCon was my first time ever having a booth at a show. Im happy to say it was a great success! I really enjoyed getting to meet many online friends in person. Thank you so very much to those of you who stopped by to support our shop!

Leading up to QuiltCon I had so much help preparing from family and friends. My dad and sister Holly helped me make my booth walls, bundle shelf, and quilt ladder. My sister Sherrana made two bag and dress samples (I will be back to share photos of her samples) and my wonderful friends Danny and Kirsten were cutting, folding, and labeling for hours and hours.

After a 17 hour drive through the night we arrived in Austin. I had a bunch of 80 pound tubs filled with bundles of fabric, supplies, and patterns. After we unloaded the Uhaul my Dad kept saying, "lyssa there is no way this is all going to fit in that little booth" but I was determined! After everything came together I must say I was pretty excited and proud to see my little business in that 10 x 10 space. 

I am hoping post more about some of the great samples and projects we prepared for QuiltCon. Meanwhile, I have added all of the bundles, fabric and supplies that were in the booth to the shop. As usual take advantage of free domestic shipping on orders over $45!


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  • Kitty Wilkin says...

    I loved visiting your booth, meeting you, and buying the last of your Alison Glass Sun Prints bundles,… but it’s really fun to hear about how much of a family event it was for you! I’m happy to have found your blog, and look forward to reading more (for better or for worse for my fabric budget) ;)

    On March 23, 2015

  • Allison says...

    Loved your booth but especially loved meeting YOU in person!! Great job putting it all together despite all the last minute stress :)

    On March 05, 2015

  • Mandy Suellentrop says...

    Such a great booth! Kept coming back!

    On March 04, 2015

  • Ann says...

    I loved your booth! I kept being drawn back… those beautiful fabric bundles, and you and your sister were amazing!

    On March 03, 2015

  • Niechelle Wade says...

    Well done, the stall looks great! How long it it take you to set up? We sell at farmers markets, I’ve learned to do set-up in a half hour or so, three times a week! Nothing beats interacting with the customers, though, face to face. Good for you. :)

    On March 03, 2015

  • Debbie says...

    I totally meant to get in there and meet you but you were surrounded every time I walked by! ;-) So glad it went well for you!

    On March 02, 2015

  • Vicki in Iowa says...

    Love the colorful display and am especially intrigued by the Kona Solids Hexie Quilt. This would be wonderful as a kit containing all 300+ colors. So much better than a regular color card. Any chance something like that is available?

    On March 02, 2015

  • Tracy says...

    I loved your colorful booth – the black pegboard really worked with the rainbow! Was great to meet both you and Danny, nice to meet the person behind the shop~!

    On March 02, 2015

  • KimberJ says...

    I hope you’ll be going to QuiltCon 2016 in Pasadena! I couldn’t make it this year but am definitely going next year. I would love to stop by and say Hi :) as well as further feather my little fabric nest.

    On March 02, 2015

  • ChristaQuilts says...

    It was so great to see you again! I’m glad it was a successful show for you!!

    On March 02, 2015

  • Pamela says...

    The booth looks great! Glad you had a great & successful time at QuiltCon. Since QuiltCon is so close to home next year I plan to attend. I hope I’ll have a chance to meet you in person at that time! I’m really enjoying the BOM class and am determined to stay current with this project. I always start out with a bang, then it turns into a slow fizzle months down the road – LOL !!! NOT this time ( I hope )
    Welcome back, I look forward to sewing with you these next months!!

    On March 02, 2015

  • Susan says...

    Your booth was so colorful and well-organized. I was shopping the aisles one whole afternoon. Everyone’s booth’s were lovely and I bought my share of fabric.

    On March 02, 2015

  • Laura says...

    Your booth looks wonderful. I hope you had lots of empty containers to take back home!
    I wish I’d been at Quiltcon to help lighten your load…
    And it’s so nice to have you back blogging…

    On March 02, 2015

  • Daisy says...

    It was really nice to meet you and Danny! And, of course, to do some shopping! I’m glad it was a success.

    On March 02, 2015

  • janet moilanen says...

    Wow! Now I know why your blog was quiet for a while. Amazing booth – I would have loved to been there!

    On March 02, 2015

  • sue says...

    Glad you are back to your blog, I missed your posts! The booth looks fabulous and I know how exhausting and at the same time exhilarating it must have been.

    On March 02, 2015

  • Karen says...

    it looks wonderful and sounds like a family adventure – you are lucky to have such family help.

    On March 02, 2015

  • Sue Kaiser says...

    Great job! The booth looks great. I hope you got to enjoy the quilt show and maybe take some classes. I so wish I could have been there.

    On March 02, 2015

  • Ivy says...

    Your booth was beautiful, Alyssa! And I so enjoyed meeting you and Danny! :)

    On March 02, 2015

  • Laura in NH says...

    Congratulations on your successful adventure. As a blog follower it is wonderful to see that beautiful booth. You should be pleased as punch!

    On March 02, 2015

  • Rachel says...

    I had so much fun shopping in your booth, it looked amazing! It’s fun to read about the work that went in behind the scenes!

    On March 02, 2015

  • Michelle says...

    Everything looked beautiful!!!

    On March 01, 2015

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