Wednesday, April 1, 2009
A Good Show!
Barb and I had a successful show on Saturday. There were more visitors this year, and fewer vendors -- the perfect combination for us. We were in a new room, which had been Fraser's space for many years (they went to the Virginia Rugfest instead).
Next year is Fairfield's 50th Anniversary! They are planning many new things -- a class, a hook in -- as well as their special lecture and fabulous door prizes. (A friend of ours won a cutter last year!) So mark your calendar for Saturday, March 27, 2010.
In other news -- the Newtown Rug Show, scheduled for Saturday, October 3, 2009, has been canceled. At least that's the rumor. Although we paid for this year's booth last year, we have not yet been notified, nor have we received a refund. Apparently several vendors did not send in early registration, which meant that there was a smaller budget for publicity. The talk among the vendors at Fairfield who usually do Newtown, too, was that if they had been notified they would have sent in their registration and fees. Personally, I think Newtown has, in its short life, built up a great reputation and following, and doesn't need a lot of expensive publicity.
Our next rug show is in June: The Quiet Corner Biennial Rug Show in Woodstock, CT. I love this show -- the Quiet Corner Guild always makes us feel so welcome -- and they have big strapping men to help us unload our wares bright and early in the morning. So mark your calender! We love to meet our readers.