We had a great location, a church in Troy, who was absolutely wonderful at helping us out, and we used their beautiful new-looking gymnasium, on a main floor, no steps. It was light and airy, with plenty of room. Large items were in a separate room, right near.
We set up the day before, between 4pm and 8pm, so that those who worked, could also get set up with ample time. The church supplied some carts and also a strong young man or two to help people get their things in during set-up.
We probably didn't have as many vendors as we would have liked, but watch out world---that won't be true next time! We had quilters from far and near, and they were waiting outside before the opening time. Us vendors had an opportunity to buy from each other the hour before the same opened, which we did.
Some thought it was silly to buy---object was to sell, not buy! Make more space, de-stash. I say, if you found NEW stuff you wanted (and prices were often VERY cheap!), why not trade up to some NEW things you DID want?
|Here's someone still setting up|
|This one had an amazing THREE tables full of fabric, all divided by color|
|My friend Carol had these AMAZING shirt fabrics that she had bought, washed, ironed & cut up---the work all done for us!|
It was a very fun day, and mark my words, this event WILL happen again, and it will be LARGER next time--more vendors, more stuff.
But shoppers---next time remember to be ready to buy the large items, which were seriously overlooked. There were some amazing deals on larger things, and no one seemed to take advantage of those.
|Panoramic of the sale, with some shoppers|