I’ve just done something that is either really brave and confident, or completely foolish. 

I have provisionally booked a stand at the Festival of Quilts.

Yes, you did read that right!

A proper, grown up designer-ish stand to exhibit, demonstrate and sell my quilt patterns (and whatever else I can muster in the 12 child-free hours I have a week) to the 25,000 expected visitors.

Oh, help! What have I done?

I feel sick just thinking about it.

So, moving swiftly on… I am also demonstrating and exhibiting at the Maltings, Farnham this Sunday.

I’m glad to say that I’m not nervous about this one at all!


20 Responses to “Exhibiting”

  1. lucy Says:
    January 10th, 2008 at 11:28 am

    Fantastic news, it will be a great stand!! I love that quilt, Mabel was asking me where her mermaid quilt was last week, I said I needed some inspiration from Auntie Janet….again!!

  2. Claire Says:
    January 10th, 2008 at 3:50 pm

    I’ve checked your blog a few times and love your stuff.
    Decided to finally de-lurk to say congratulations on booking your stand.
    Funnily enough I just booked my flights earlier today to get to the Festival of Quilts. And of course, I will have to visit your stand then..

  3. Nanette Says:
    January 10th, 2008 at 5:09 pm

    Congrats on your courage. Nothing ventured, nothing gained. You can do it. I love the beehive and bird in the quilt shown. It speaks to my heart. SO cute.

  4. hazeljoy Says:
    January 10th, 2008 at 5:47 pm

    sweet! and you’ve just gotta go – no need to be nervous janet, your quilts are amazing.

  5. driftwood Says:
    January 10th, 2008 at 7:04 pm

    congratulations, it will be great!!!!

  6. Dad Says:
    January 10th, 2008 at 7:38 pm

    Great news on your stand at the Festival of Quilts. We must come and see you there. I see your new camera is being put to good use!

  7. Mary Says:
    January 10th, 2008 at 8:28 pm

    Well done Janet – I think that is fantastic – I look forward to hearing all about it (wish I could be there in person).

  8. Ali Says:
    January 10th, 2008 at 11:07 pm

    That’s fantastic! I’ve never been to the festival, but perhaps I need to this year, to say ‘hi’ if nothing else!

  9. Jenna Says:
    January 11th, 2008 at 2:07 am

    That sounds wonderful! Good luck.

  10. julie Says:
    January 11th, 2008 at 9:36 am

    wow – that will be exciting (with a bit of nerves thrown in!) what a great way to start off the new year.

  11. the vintage magpie Says:
    January 11th, 2008 at 2:18 pm

    Good for you. You deserve for your wonderful work to be exhibited. Best of luck x

  12. alison Says:
    January 13th, 2008 at 5:37 am

    Oh my goodness, that’s sooooo exciting! Can’t wait to hear about the HUGE success that it will most certainly be!

  13. Margie Says:
    January 13th, 2008 at 9:56 am

    here i sit from the other side of the world thinking what a great idea is that, wish i was closer to come and cheer you on your stuff is wonderful so go girl what have you got to lose,i am sure you will be a big success… happy days margie

  14. monica Says:
    January 13th, 2008 at 7:36 pm

    that would be great!!!

    good luck and you’ll be a real hit, I know… you have huge talent!!!

  15. Wendy Says:
    January 14th, 2008 at 2:44 am

    Woot!! Here’s to a successful show!

  16. lucykatecrafts Says:
    January 15th, 2008 at 12:29 pm

    go for it!, i didn’t go to the show last year but would really like to go this time round : )

  17. Megan Says:
    January 16th, 2008 at 7:24 pm

    Good for you! Scary as it is, you’ll be so proud of yourself once you’ve done it, and you’re products will be very popular, they so good and so unique, an excellent combination. I see big things ahead…!!!

  18. Dee Says:
    January 17th, 2008 at 4:46 am

    Fab! Congratulations! You will knock their socks off! That quilt looks just devine! You got to post some more pickies..


  19. Inspiration Says:
    January 18th, 2008 at 12:58 pm

    […] I was asked (by my local patchwork group) to demonstrate my machine drawing and applique techniques last […]

  20. Julia Says:
    January 22nd, 2008 at 8:03 pm

    That’s a great idea. If I didn’t live in France, I’d come visit. Sometimes you have to dare to get ahead. Oportunities like this don’t come knocking every day. You’ll be fine because you’re gifted.

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