Friday, June 1, 2012

Location and times to see me......

This is the front of the gallery building.  There is a parking lot to the right of the building.  There is a covered garage across street plus metered parking on the street.
128 E. Park Ave., Charlotte, NC. 28203.  Closed Sun. and Mon.  The .  I will be available to meet you at the First Friday Crawl tonight from 6-9,  Sat.2-5 and Thurs. 3-6.  We still have some openings in the Mon. and Thurs. classes, click here for info.  This photo shows the beautiful sign on the front of the building and a peek at my show.  I couldn't get a shot without a reflection of cars parked across the street.
We were having a hard time deciding how to display the mug rugs.  We had one side of one of the center wall panels that we could use.  We bought zebra stripe grosgrain ribbon and little tiny binder clips and were able to hang 27 of them.  Several are displayed top of the pedestals and the rest on platforms in front of the large windows.  We had several people looking in at them and sold one already before we even had prices on the merchandise.

30 comments:

Marilyn said...

Looks great, sorry that I am not closer to see it in
person. Good Luck with everything, I am it will be
a success.

Gene Black said...

Ah! I hope that early sale is a portent of things to come. Best of luck to you.

Vicky F said...

Hi Wanda,
How exciting!
From the sneak peak everything looks beautiful.
I predict you will not have to bring any mug rugs home.
Have fun!
Vicky F

Mary said...

I am so happy for you. Have a geat time.

Sheila said...

What a creative way to display your mug rugs! I can't believe how lucky I am that you are teaching and showing your quilts in NC.

HollyM said...

What a great way to hang the mug rugs! Good luck with everything!

Darling Millie said...

Damn! A sixteen hour nonstop drive from my house to NC. Don't think I'm gonna be able to make it!

Good luck! I hope it's a smashing success!

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

the mug rug display looks wonderful I think - the grouping looks like art work to me.
Karen

martha said...

Hi Wanda, love the way you put up mug rugs and the space for your quilts lets them shine! The color and light makes them embody hope and life. martha in minnesota

Anonymous said...

Hi Wanda.
I am so looking forward to meeting you and seeing your show. Best of all I am taking your Monday class.
Looking forward!!!!
Dee

Lynne said...

Wow! That's a great way to start. May it continue in the same way but even more so!

Chris said...

How perfect that you used zebra-print ribbon in your display! :) Seriously, this show is a BIG DEAL! So happy for you!

imquilternity said...

This is very exciting. I'm so happy for you. I think you're going to be quite successful. Thanks so much for sharing your progress as it's fun to see it all come together.

Suzan said...

Wish I lived in North Carolina!

Needled Mom said...

As they say, Wanda....break a leg! Good luck. I know it will be wildly successful.

Barbara said...

Not surprised at all that a mugrug has already sold. Your daughter and I had already discussed that they would be long gone by the Thursday class. Seeing the great displays now and taking into account First friday Crawl, I think they'll be gone tonight !

Everything just looks beautiful.

Quiet Quilter said...

Thanks for the insight...and love the one where the truck disappears into the quilt like "Through the Looking Glass"...

Nice display with your Mug Rugs...

Kate said...

O Wanda, of only - I live in Australia....next time????

Quiltdivajulie said...

Zebra ribbon - how utterly perfect!

Fabulous looking display . . .

I am there with you in spirit, even though I'm stuck at my desk in TN. I would MUCH rather be in NC!!!!!

Brown Dirt Cottage said...

How exciting Wanda! Everything looks wonderful!!

Wishing you great success!!

Anonymous said...

I am enjoying the progress of the setting up for your show. I was hoping you would be posting each day for those of us that are sitting here behind our computer screens unable to be there in person.

The white walls and pedestals really brings out the beauty of each of your creations.

Ciel Gallery can be proud ... after all YOU are their first big Quilting Celebrity to show there..

J~MT

Marie said...

Ingenious (and beautiful) display of the rug mugs and from what I can glimpse of the rest of the display, it all looks incredibly fabulous. You must be thrilled. I have no doubt that your audience will be.

Muddling Through said...

That was a good idea for displaying the mug rugs. They look wonderful! The gallery is a beautiful setting for your glowing artworks.

Laura McGrath said...

I'm signed up for the class tomorrow morning, can't wait! Charlotte is such a big city (compared to where I live), and so intimidating, hope I don't have any trouble finding the right place.

Eileen said...

Wow...looking wonderful! Looking forward to your class on Monday!

Sequana said...

Nothing to do now but smile...:)

It all looks wonderful.

capitolaquilter said...

An Artsy display - really shows them off.

Jean said...

I love the mug rugs displayed like this. YOu can always replace them as people buy them.!

Pat said...

I am a little late in commenting but hope this weekend was great for your show. The display of your items looks fantastic. I hope all is going well and you are selling a bunch.

Tami @ Lemon Tree Tales said...

I love how you decided to display your mug rugs! They look fantastic together as a series. Hope your show went very well. It looks fabulous.