Woman Selling Patterns
A Classic Business
Centennial Exhibition Main Building
I thought it was smart to get a booth near the benches where people are resting their feet. Can you see how many fabric displays there are in those elegant cases?
Several fabric mills stacked the latest 1876 prints.
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and found great pictures.
Coats's display of thread spools
We've got Deb gluing hundreds of spools into a mosaic.
Clark's thread with the same idea.
As soon as she gets the spools done Deb's doing a few button mosaics.
Wheeler & Wilson's machine demonstration area
My favorite is Madame Demorest's Pattern Booth. The woman pictured at the top of this post appears to be selling patterns from a desk between the mannequins. The kiosk on the left may be full of pattern envelopes.
A Madame Demorest pattern
So we appropriated Madame Demorest's layout and built a pattern kiosk just like hers. We've got our tried and true patterns & books for sale in our Sunflower Pattern Co-Operative virtual booth.
If you go around the back you'll see the machine classroom where Karla will be demonstrating her machine applique every half hour using techniques from Our Quilters Guide to Machine Applique book. She hopes those Wheeler & Wilson
chain-stitch machines have a blind hemstitch built in.
Update: See the comments as these are not chain stitch machines.
You'll find me over at the English Furniture booth
Well, our patterns and books are real even if the booth is not. You can actually buy them in our virtual store.