Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Carly's off and running again!

What a whirlwind! hehehe

Dear customers,

Even though I have plenty of tasks on my plate, it seems that writing something for BoltTalk may sometimes be easier for me. So Kerry and I are going to run it together!

I’m running around at shows! Last weekend was the Mid-Atlantic Quilt show in Hampton VA and this upcoming weekend, Webfabrics will attend the quilt show in Somerset NJ. This was kind of a last minute decision as it seems to be easy to do with the big car still being more or less packed. The Hampton show was a wonderful event with many nice customers, gorgeous quilts and yes, also great sales!

What I don’t like about the Hampton show? The rain on Sundays! Somehow it always has to rain when we have to load our vans again and this year was no exception. Cold and wet, we (that is my Mom and I) left Hampton at 7 pm. After a few miles the weather changed dramatically and we were in the middle of a heavy snowstorm. Cars slipping to the right and to the left, spinning around…it was dangerous. We managed to get in 5 hours with a speed of 15 miles per hours to Charlottesville, VA and felt grateful for a safe room with a warm bed.

On Monday we finished our way back home..and by noon we joined Cathy who was all alone in the shop as other employees were unable to drive to work! The snow held most customers away, except for some real die-hards! I hope we’re done with the snow for the rest of the year!

In Hampton, the Fusions, Dimples and Kaffe fabrics had really been “attacked” by the customers, so we cut as many as possible. There’s no way we can replenish in 2 days what usually takes 2 months, but all colors will be there at least for a little! Thank goodness we carry so many basics and have all those fat quarters precut!

I did the laundry and packed my suit case again. Come by and say Hi at booth 620!


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