patchwork show long beach fall 2013
Last Sunday at Patchwork Show Long Beach a first time Patchwork vendor came up to me and thanked me for putting together the show. Moments like this mean so much to Delilah and me. Patchwork takes months of planning to put together, not to mention tons of physical labor the week and day of the show. Hearing a first time vendor say that not only was show successful for his business but well organized and attended… was awesome. The vendor also complimented the group of vendors at the show. He said he’d never done a show before (and he’s been doing shows for years) where his fellow vendors were so helpful and nice and he truly felt a sense of community.
I feel this sense of ‘family’ from our Patchwork vendors too. It was evident during one of our long beach shows last year when it poured rain and vendors were huddling together, sharing warm coffee, tarps and helping each other find ways to keep themselves and their goods dry. One vendor even made a run to Target for umbrellas and rain boots for everyone. We all waited out the rain and just as the sun came out, so did the shoppers and it ended up being an amazing day.
One of the biggest factors that keeps Patchwork thriving is our vendors. Without all the creative talented vendors helping to promote the show, creating awesome booth displays, making innovative goods and being generous and respectful to fellow vendors, Patchwork would cease to exist. So, thank you to all our volunteers, staff, sponsors, partners and especially our vendors. If you missed Patchwork Long Beach, join us at our upcoming fall shows: Patchwork Oakland November 24th and Patchwork Santa Ana December 1st.
Thinking of applying for Patchwork? Check out our post on how to submit a successful craft show application and our post on craft show booth display tips.
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i know! aren’t they awesome! that’s paper pastries 🙂
Thank you so much Delilah and Nicole for putting this together. I was in awe as well as to how organized and fun the whole event was. This was my first big handmade craft show and I loved it! It was a lot of hard work, but totally worth it and seeing so many wonderful vendors was amazing. I wish I had had more time to shop! I can’t wait to possibly participate in more Patchwork shows in the future. Thank you so, so much for all your hard work!! 🙂
thanks so much adriana! glad you enjoyed the show and thought it was well organized! looking forward to having you join us at more shows 🙂
Nicole and Delilah- you two are awesome! Being new to the market, I had no idea what to expect as a vendor at Patchwork. I was overwhelmed, overjoyed and am incredibly grateful for the time and effort you put into this event. It was truly amazing. We met so many wonderful, like minded people, from vendors to guests. The booths were unique, fun and inspirational with amazing products and of course, delicious food. I can’t wait to do it again!
I have but one regret and that is we can’t be at the Santa Ana Patchwork Show 🙁 I know it’s going to be fantastic!
Thank you for everything .
Lil’ Green Wagon
thank you so so so much for those kind words! your booth looked amazing!!!! we were super happy to have you and hope you’ll join us in the future! maybe you can make it to santa ana and do some shopping 🙂
Do you have the vendors that attended this event listed anywhere? I would love to go back some of the vendors, such as the bike bags one, but can’t find her business card. I’d imagine others are in the same boat and it would be great to see a listing for reference.
Thanks! It was a great experience.
we post a vendor list but the bike bags are point a to point b designs. i think they have an etsy shop. thanks for coming and let me know if there are any other vendors you’re looking for 🙂
Nicole- who was the vendor with those fringed kimono type jackets/cardigans?
hi krista! not sure who you’re referring to… feel free to send me an email with more details like where they were at the show so i can try to hunt them down for you 🙂