Staging for Art Show

Saturday is the big day – the Sigma Holiday House arts & crafts show! I’ve only done one other show, which was a few years ago, so I decided to set up a trial run in my dinning room.

Just the Right Size

For the past few months I’ve been using my enclosed summer porch as a display area.  Since the weather had been so cold and the space isn’t ideal, I moved the dining table into the living room and moved in my display. Sorry family! You’ll get your space back next week.

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Using a tape measure and blue painter’s tape I marked off my allotted space: a wopping 10′ X 5′. I am so glad I measured exactly because I estimated when on the summer porch and I was off a bit. It’s amazing how much a few inches can make.

Adding Inventory

After setting up my walls, moving the table a few times and adjusting the angles I finally came up with a good display arrangement. I even have room for Miss Woodwire, my homemade dress form. My daughter, Nora thought of the appropriate name for her.

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My Artfully Sew Store displayed in my dining room.

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Miss Woodwire is looking cute in her new display.

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Taking pictures will help me set up quickly. Speaking of which, I’d better
pack it up. Set up is tomorrow!

Artfully sewing,

Angela Jean

Blue bird art quilt

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This morning was productive for me. I finally finished quilting this bluebird quilt. Although I am frustrated with myself for rushing, I think it turned out nicely. My problem is I hate to pin. I just want to get to the fun part of quilting. Pinning is so boring. So, I ended up with creases in the quilting and wonkiness around the edge.  I chalk it up to my style.

Now to add the hanging sleeve and maybe even make my own frame!

Artfully sewing,

Angela Jean