Thursday, October 26, 2006

2006 Quilt Market Booth, Before

Since I didn't have a chance to post while I was in Houston (fancy hotel=expensive or slow connection), I'm going to travel back in time to show you what we did.

7:00 a.m.-blast out of Benton to Little Rock's airport. Actually, I blasted for about 5 minutes on the interstate, then I stop-ped and go-ed all the way there, then ran like crazy to get to the check-in and through the one, only one, one line at the security gate. Still, made it with a little time to spare (and talked to a former co-worker, they turn up in the strangest places, like working security for the airport instead of designing jewelry).
11:00 a.m.-landing and then on the way to the Hyatt Regency in Houston, nice place. In case you were wondering, Mapquest says it's .82 miles from the convention center. I'm suspicious of that figure. When you're walking it, through homeless folks and marchers, in 1000% humidity, it feels longer.
12:00 p.m.-arrive at convention wait...for hours...while the booth...comes out of the crates...and the nice labor guys put it together.
3:30 p.m.-hop in the crates to start pulling out stuff, stuff, stuff. Put out that stuff, try to avoid cursing pegs, splinters, bum knees, and Diet Coke withdrawal.
6:00 p.m.-assess the damage. We did pretty good the first day. Walk back to the hotel.

Here are the pics of the booth...before it was beautified. If you look closely, you can see the friendly labor guy in the first picture and the correct pose for the people waiting...patiently to jump into the crates to pull out product.



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