Tuesday, May 18, 2010

The show may be over but indie craft continues. Summer shows are brewing and VT crafters are busy preparing themselves for a busy selling season. Queen City Craft has had some exciting news in the past few weeks. For one I was contacted by a woman who is writing a book about artisan craft shows in New England and she wants to meet with me this summer so she can include the Queen City Craft Bazaar in her book which is due out next spring!

The second bit of news is that this blog was recently chosen for the Guide to Art Schools 50 Best Craft Blogs on the Internet. I feel so honored! You can see the post here. Thank you!

The QCCB may be over, but this blog will keep rolling with lots of posts about business tips, online marketing, guest bloggers, inspiration, resources, vendor spotlights and so much more.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Thank you!

The Spring 2010 Queen City Craft Bazaar took place yesterday at Union Station in Burlington. Lots of fantastic vendors filled this old train station and offered an exciting mix of indie craft, designs, and art to our community. The level of talent was incredible and we could hear the excitement from customer feedback. The group of vendors this year was one of the finest yet.

The community vibe filled the station as old vendors reconnected and new vendors made first time contacts. This is what it is all about. Building a place where indie crafters feel welcome and supported while providing a unique selection of products to the community. This is why I do it. The positive feedback from the customers and vendors yesterday was well worth the hard work it takes to put on that show.

Thanks to all of the participating vendors. It is because of you and your talents that this show can continue. Keep producing, keep pushing yourself, keep thinking outside of the box.

Thanks to all of the wonderful customers who came out to support indie craft in Vermont.

Thanks to Seven Days for being my media sponsor year after year and especially for the awesome coverage you provided online and in print this week. Thank you SO much!

Thanks to August First for providing delicious treats for our vendors and customers. It was a pleasure having you a the show this year.

and last but not least, thanks to Hillary Sherman of Robot Dinosaur, and Lorraine Reynolds of Glimmering Prize for being my right hand girls this year and helping me put on this show. We were a great team!

The show may be over but Queen City Craft continues - keep checking back for continued coverage of the indie craft scene here in Vermont. More crafter spotlights, info on upcoming shows around the area, upcoming online sales/marketing round table for indie craft business owners and much much more!

Friday, May 7, 2010

The Queen City Craft Bazaar is here!

Tomorrow is the big day! Saturday May 8th the Queen City Craft Bazaar is happening at Union Station (1 Main Street) in Burlington VT.

Come on down from 10am-5pm!