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Boerne Quiltfest 2015

on May 4, 2015 in Blog, business, fabric stash | 0 comments

Hauptstrasse Quiltfest

The first weekend in May is Quilt Weekend in Boerne Texas! The city’s Parks and Rec department organizes an outdoor quilt show with works of art hanging in the downtown square, the Veteran’s park and throughout the downtown shop store fronts. The event is called Hauptstrasse Quiltfest.

I’m not finding, online, how many years this has been going on, but this is my second year to attend and first year to attend as a quilt show vendor.
I shot a quick little video of my view from my vendor booth and posted it to my ReannaLily Designs facebook page. The vendors are set up right in the middle of the town square. Quilts lined three sides of the square with a beautiful antique quilt display on the fourth side.

Boerne Quiltfest Vendor’s Row

Boerne Texas Quiltfest | Outdoor Quilt Show | ReannaLily Designs

I was so fortunate to have the folks from Busy Fingers Workshop in the booth next to me. They took care of me all day. The work that she does, with miniature paper piecing is absolutely beautiful. If you get a chance, you should check out her pieced greeting cards and paper piecing patterns in her Etsy shop.

Boerne Texas Quiltfest | Outdoor Quilt Show | ReannaLily Designs

My booth had more of an eclectic mix of items. The San Antonio Modern Quilt Guild will be having our annual market days, or as we call it, “May Mercado” very soon, so I already had a few pieces of fabric to “destash.” This was a great opportunity to sell fabric with my patterns, books and shirts.

Boerne Texas Quiltfest | Outdoor Quilt Show | ReannaLily Designs

Boerne Texas Quiltfest | Outdoor Quilt Show | ReannaLily Designs

Boerne Texas Quiltfest | Outdoor Quilt Show | ReannaLily DesignsAlong with all those items I also have quite a few Vintage Linens Fat Quarters. I suppose that might be a strange thing to have. The fabrics are all so soft, though. I love those vintage sheets.

Boerne Texas Quiltfest | Outdoor Quilt Show | ReannaLily Designs  Vintage Sheets Fat Quarters

The quiltfest was well attended and the weather was gorgeous.

Unfortunately, I do not have too many more photos of the quilts, though. The whole show is put up and taken down on Saturday. Vendors arrive, set up and are ready to sell by 9a. We “break down” when the show ends at 4p. By the time the booth is down, so are all the quilts. 🙁 The quilt?view from the booth was pretty amazing, though.

Now the big question, after the May Mercado, do I keep the “for sale” fabrics from the destash or do I list them on Etsy or IG? Time will tell.

 

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