Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Queen City Craft Bazaar Vendor Update

Applications for the Queen City Craft Bazaar are no longer being accepted.

Thanks to everyone who applied!

The final vendor list is being created today and notifications will go out by tonight.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

The Bulletin Board: Stowe Street Arts Festival

Waterbury, Vermont celebrates the Stowe Street Arts Festival on July 18, 2009!

Reserve your spot now to show, share and sell your work at this fun, welcoming and well-attended annual event. We're taking the arts literally and all inclusive: we'll celebrate all the arts, from culinary to visual and everything in between. Come and enjoy the day!

Here’s what you need to know:

• When: Saturday, July 18, 10 am to 4 pm, rain or shine

• Where: Historic Stowe Street in the heart of downtown Waterbury. The street is closed to vehicles on the day of the festival. Waterbury is 10 miles from Stowe, Montpelier and Waitsfield, 25 miles from Burlington.

• What: The festival consists of artist exhibitions, live music, dance performances, art and culinary demonstrations and a community arts parade.

• How: Be a part of the Stowe Street Arts Festival – click here for artist registration form and fee information. Discount for early-bird registration - April 1. Musical and performance artists are invited to request stage time – email ssaf@revitalizingwaterbury.org with the details of your proposed performance.

• Why: The Waterbury community values the arts and artists, and we want to make July 18 a day for all of us to celebrate the artists in our midst!

If you have questions please contact Elissa Campbell at 802-229-1342 or ssaf@revitalizingwaterbury.org

Revitalizing Waterbury hopes you will join our celebration on July 18. We want you in Waterbury!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Calling all indie crafters!

The application deadline for the spring Queen City Craft Bazaar has been extended to Monday March 30th.

Announcements will be made starting after Tuesday March 31st.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Online Eco Show

I heart handmade is now accepting applications for exhibitors for the I *HEART* HANDMADE ONLINE ECO-SHOW, presented by American Craft Guide. Please note this is an ONLINE craft show. The ECO-SHOW will run from April 15-29, 2009. Apply now!

Visit their site for all the details.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Looking for sponsors

Queen City Craft is looking for sponsors. If you are a VT business or crafter who would like to advertise with Queen City Craft we currently have two options.

Web ads
$10 montly rates for 125 x 125 square ad displayed on the right side of the website.

Queen City Craft Bazaar Sponsors for May 9th event
If you would like to be a sponsor of the Spring Queen City Craft Bazaar you would get your name and logo listed on our website, in our Seven Days ads, and the option to hang a banner at our event on May 9th at Union Station. Contact Kacey for pricing.

contact kacey@subsixstudios.com if interested in either option.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Vendor application

Vendor applications are no longer being accepted. Thanks to all who applied. Notifications will be going out by Tuesday night 3/31.

Welcome to the Spring edition of the Queen City Craft Bazaar!
The event will be held at Union Station at One Main Street on Saturday May 9th from 10-5pm. More detailed vendor info will be available once the vendor list is established.

This is a juried show. All vendors must send in an application to be reviewed by the deadline set below in order to be considered. Given the high number of applicants and few spots, late applications will not be accepted. Vendors will be contacted with the status of their applications the week of 3/23. Payment does not need to be sent in until you have been notified of your acceptance.
We are offering two levels for vendors. Bottom floor in the main train station room is $50. Top floor which is on street level at One Main Street is $40. There will only be approximately 14 top floor spaces available and approximately 25 downstairs. The final floor plan is being worked on now.

Application deadline is: Extended to Monday March 30
We will notify vendors: after March 31
Vendor fees if accepted will be due no later than: 4/15*
*Due to the cost of advertising and event space your space will not be held if payment is not received by the deadline.
Vendor spaces will be: 6ft x 4 ft.

Please send the following info to queencitycraftbazaar@gmail.com no later than 3/30

Application begins here:

Vendor Name:

What level are you requesting? Top floor is $40 / bottom floor is $50:

Business Name:


Phone #:


If you are sharing a booth, who are you sharing it with? (both people still need to apply)

What types of products do you make?

What is the price range of your merchandise?

Are there any special space needs that you have? *please note we will do all we can to accommodate special needs but we cannot guarantee it.

Where did you hear about the Queen City Craft Bazaar?

If you don’t have a website/etsy shop/flickr account/ blog that shows pictures of your work, please send up to five pictures to queencitycraftbazaar@gmail.com
Make sure that these pictures are small files and are jpeg format.

Thanks and good luck!

Monday, March 9, 2009

Crafter Spotlight - Emily Stoneking

I am pleased to showcase the incredible talents of Emily Stoneking. Although we have yet to meet in person I have been an admirer of her work and her blog for a long time. I am thrilled to share her talents with you all. enjoy.

Emily Stoneking
The Crafty Hedgehog
Burlington, VT


1. What is the name of your business, what do you create and sell and how did you get started?
My business is called The Crafty Hedgehog (the name was a spur-of-the-moment decision that ended up sticking). I create knitted toys like bunnies and frog princes. I also create knitted art objects like dissected frogs and lab rats. On the side I also do yarn paintings, linocut note cards, stained glass…whatever strikes my fancy at a given moment. I got started because I knit obsessively, and I quickly realized that a girl can only own so many knitted hats and scarves. I didn’t have enough money to constantly knit sweaters, so I decided to make and sell little toys in order to feed my knitting addiction.

2. What/who inspires you?
I find inspiration all over the place. It’s hard to live in the world without constantly noticing the incredible work that other people are doing around you. I love to see what other sellers on Etsy are making, as well as looking to artists in the past. If I had to narrow down my favorite artistic styles, they would be (in no particular order): Art Nouveau, Bauhaus and Arts and Crafts. I’m also fascinated by science, and particularly the early sciences – anything that could involve a wunderkammer. I loved visiting the Mütter Museum last year, and I always love reading blogs like Morbid Anatomy.

3. Give us a peek into you work space. Where do you create? Describe your work space or studio.
Hmmm. I don’t really have a workspace at the moment. I have a guest/storage/craft room, which is actually just an unusable room filled with stuff we never use, but can’t seem to get rid of. I’m currently trying to get it in order, but that will probably take a long while. The nice thing about knitting though, is that I can really do it almost anywhere. I knit on the bus to school, I knit at school (none of my professors have ever minded), I knit while watching TV or movies, I knit while I’m waiting for my dinner to show up at a restaurant…my workspace is everywhere!

4. Where do you sell and promote your work?
I sell my work primarily on Etsy. I sell both finished objects as well as the knitting patterns I’ve written.

5. What are three things you can't live without?
Air, food and water. Less literally, my life would be far less enjoyable without my family and friends (I’m counting that as one!), the ability to come up with an idea and then bring it into existence, and double mochas from Speeder and Earls.

6. What are your three favorite things about Vermont?
I love Vermont’s sense of history (I grew up out west where there was nothing older than 75-100 years), its incredible landscapes and the sense of community that there is here.

7. What does the term indie craft mean to you?
It’s hard to say. I feel like there is a wave of enthusiasm out there for creating items that are both beautiful and functional, and I think it might be in response to a collective sense of a plastic childhood. I had plastic dolls and plastic Halloween costumes. Everything had been thought and created for me. I remember in the sixth grade, I didn’t have a costume, and I was too old to wear one of those plastic apron-with-mask get ups. I made a tail out of a feather boa and glued pink felt circles onto 2 grey pairs of socks. With some cardboard ears, face-paint and a grey sweatshirt, I made myself into a cat. I’m sure it was terrible, but I really felt a sense of pride in what I had made. Recently I’ve seen a snowman-in-a-box kit, containing everything you would need to decorate a snowman. Sticks and coal and a carrot made from plastic. I think that indie crafters see that and are both horrified and compelled to try to remind people that we can do it better, cheaper, and with less harm to the environment, if we just invest a small amount of time and care. Phew! That got a little long-winded, didn’t it?

8. Any new products, projects or news you want to share?
Well, I’m working on creating some new creatures for my knitted dissections line: fetal pig, earthworm and a starfish are at the top of the list. As for news, I heard recently from a set designer who wants to use one of my dissected frogs in an upcoming Noah Baumbach movie! A few days after that I got an email from someone at Knitty.com, telling me that she was going to feature my yarn paintings in the upcoming spring issue! I always hesitate to mention these kinds of things until they’ve happened, because there is always the chance that they might not come to pass, for whatever reason. But both of these seemed fairly certain, so I’m spillin’ the beans!

Thanks Emily! Check out her etsy shop below.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

2009 Art hop dates

SEABA has announced their 2009 Art hop dates!

The 17th annual event will take place on Friday and Saturday, September 11 and 12, 2009.

June begins their registration process so mark your calendars now.

read more here.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Summer Artist Market - Burlington

Applications for the summer artist market in Burlington are due on April 1st.

Get all the info here.