Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Virtual Booth-Quilt Market Houston: Saving Money

Quilt Market is October 26-30, 2017 in Houston. We decided to save some of our virtual money this year and not do a virtual booth. We're just going to go and dress to sell....

Inspired by these photos from about 1880-1910
of women who were human advertisements.

Selling silverware

Dressmaker with a large scissors

Dressmaker with spools, fashion plates and scissors

I encountered some problems with the Sunflower Pattern Co-Operative members agreeing to parade around like this.
The word dignity came up.

So I hired a couple of virtual signboards from the 1860s---nice wide skirts.

In case all those ruffles get in the way of our message- here's the address
for our Etsy Shop:

Of course this is just an excuse to show you all the photos of signboard
women I've found.

Advertising starching perhaps?



So have fun at Market. I just got back from the American Quilt Study Group Seminar in Manchester and I will be napping.


Gypsy Quilter said...

This is hysterical. Where do you find such fun photos?

Rosa said...

Cool show and fun post!

suzanne said...

These dresses with ads and product hanging from them are a whole new subcategory of 19th Century dress I'd never seen. Thankfully, this is not still a marketing technique! But they are amusing;-)

Janice said...

Now THAT was entertaining! :D

Lady Locust said...

OH my! Those are hilarious! But I suppose sandwich boards weren't in fashion yet 😉

WoolenSails said...

Those are so fun, I can imagine a few ladies walking around the booth with those on, lol.


Anonymous said...

Truly, that marketing technique, though modified, is still widely used. Today's product related t- shirt art accomplishes the same thing - it advertises and sells the product, albeit on a more attractive and desirable piece of clothing. Just a thought.

Kerry said...

Dignity! LOL! Great post and huge laugh, thank you!

Barb said...

I have never heard of this. It brings the "cigarette girl" to a whole new level!

Lori said...

Those are a hoot!

Susie H said...

What a hilarious post! Thanks for the chuckle!

Catherine said...

I had never seen anything like this before. Had a chuckle as I enlarged the photos to look at the details. Does the lady with the pretzels really have a loaf on her head?

UplayOnline said...

I can imagine a few ladies walking around the booth with those on, lol.