Due to COVID, most of our previous locations for Patchwork Show were not quite ready for events when we started the permitting process for this unusual “off” season bringing our Modern Makers Festival back to the communities we love.
Since our usual venues weren’t ready, it was the perfect opportunity to work with the City of Tustin (which had already been on our radar) for a one-of-a-kind 2-day event to round out our abbreviated season of shows this summer. Not only was this new location fantastic for the vendors but getting to know and foster community with local Tustin business owners and residents has been wonderful as well. We are excited at the possibility of bringing this location back again in the Fall!
While it was pretty hot during the weekend there was a steady breeze that gave us all some relief. I heard from vendors that they all had wonderful experiences and talked to many guests who were glad we were there. Not only did we have amazing vendors and guests but we also had so many fun experiences and DIY opportunities throughout the weekend.
Ixtlahuac Marigold Art had a plant pot painting station whereby after painting your wee pot you could also then plant a small succulent in it, leave it to dry, and swing back by to pick it up later.
Studio Sparro offered Korean hand stamped bojagi (small wrapping cloths) with a clothesline of ever changing drying finished pieces for everyone to admire as they shopped.
Circles Are Forever set up a bottlecap bookmark station.
Literophile had folks make an origami bear, raccoon, bunny, or fox bookmark.
Ripe Mangoes set up a station to make your own 3-D foam fruit wall hanging.
American Sewing Guild had so many fabrics to choose from to create your own pennant banner.
Celestial Workings Massage offered 10, 15, or 20 minute donation based chair massages with soft relaxing music.
Yaya Wishes provided a station to make your own bracelet with vintage buttons and as a bonus brought a vintage hand painted bean bag toss game.
Vintage Renewal offered vintage scrap fabric to create your own rag doll.
And Zeiden Press was teaching us how to make multi-media accordion books to inspire storytelling.
Thanks to all of our vendors, guests, community partners, venue and of course our staff for a wonderful weekend in Tustin. We are already looking forward to next season!
PS: Click here to visit our entire album of photos from our Tustin market weekend!