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Trunk Shows


Attention All Shop Owners and Guilds!  Book a fabulous Dragonfly Fiberart trunk show!  We bring all the fun and samples to you. 

Traveling Trunk Show Loans For Shops
Our traveling trunk show program brings the samples already made to your shop for 30 days for just the cost of shipping.  Make it a blowout event and schedule fun demos and classes to really make them work for you!  There are several traveling trunk shows to choose from.  Table runners are available in groups of 12 pieces.  Choose the group that works with your fabrics.  Original has the runners featured on the pattern covers and are a broad mix of fabrics.  We also have a Holiday Group, Modern Group and Batik group to select from.  Small Quilts feature the pattern cover quilts and are available in groups of 6 quilts.  There is a minimum pattern purchase of 6 per design.  18 patterns of each design are shipped.  Any unsold patterns in saleable condition may be returned with the trunk show at the end of 30 days for credit. Call us to tailor a program just for you!



                                                                                                                          
Trunk Show Request Form       Original Runners 1                Original Runners 2            Batiks    

                                                                                  
   Modern                                     Traditional                           Holiday

Tote Bag & Samples Trunk Show & Demonstration

This half day event brings great inspiration to your clients and members. We will bring 60 to 70 sample tote bags, each different, utilizing a wide range of techniques, ‘outside the box’ fabric ideas and a variety of sizes and styles to demonstrate construction techniques, finishing ideas, and great tips and tricks for creating a unique tote to call one’s own! We will even bring the mistakes to point out some pitfalls and trouble areas with experiments gone wrong. 

We also bring out the table runners and small quilts and briefly cover all the fun ways to make them uniquely your own.  Not a stocking shop?  No worries!  We bring the full line of patterns for you to sell that day.  No minimums or required purchase on your part.  Pay only for what sells.

The first part of the event consists of a talk on interfacing, construction techniques, texture and fabric choices, adding pockets, strap variations, hardware, zippers and how to give your tote good bones. A variety of embellishment techniques including embroidery, appliqué, beading, quilting, piping and trims will also be covered. Next we open it up to Q&A as well as hands on with the totes.

A wide range of machines have been used on the bags including the Bernina Artista 730, Babylock Evolve, Babylock Embellisher, Brother Project Runway, Singer Featherweight, Viking 990 and Viking Mega Quilter. Great for getting folks excited about the machines they own or are considering the purchase of. Everyone gets a free pattern to take home as well as a handout which covers the highlights of the discussion for future reference. If you are a machine reseller, we speak to your particular brand when describing accessories such a feet and tools.

Classes

An optional class or workshop can be added to any event with a pattern of your choosing or one recommended by us based on the demographic of your client base. Our skilled instructors are also available for color workshops, technique classes and retreats.

Trunk Show Presentations & Lectures
Schedule a lively event for your shop or guild.  Great opportunity for Saturday samplers where we can demonstrate new tools and techniques as well as a full trunk show of our wonderful quilts and runners.  For guild presentations, format can be worked into a one hour format.  Choose from The Great Traveling Tote Bag Trunk Show, The Art of The Small Quilt, Table Runners Galore or Seasonal Fun Projects. We plan a Trunk Show to run about 1 to 1-1/2 hours, with time allowed for questions and answers and of course a raffle of goodies!.
 
Classes & Workshops
Classes are tailored to the interests of your group.  Call us for suggestions.  Tote bag classes and technique classes are a specialty!  Need to teach a new ruler or block method? X-Block, Hexes, Triangles, Paper Piecing, fun techniques like Disappearing Nine Patch, Raw Edge Applique With Style, Quilt As You Go, Block Border Bonanza are all great skill builders.  For Tote Bag classes, we pick one pattern for the entire group.  Of course we love to teach ours but will also teach other pattern designs like Pink Sand Beach or Lazy Girl.  For all classes and workshops, pre-class prep sheets are sent in advance for distribution.  Most classes require some cutting prior to the class to save time. Students may require additional time beyond the class format to complete their project. Maximum number of students is 12 per class or 18 for a full day workshop.
 
Fees & Policies
Full day class (6 - 7 hours)          $450.00
Half day class  (4 Hours)              $250.00
Multiple day workshop                  Please contact me for more information.
Trunk Show                                  $250.00 ($200.00 if booking Trunk Show & Workshop Together)
 
Travel fees
Reimbursement at current IRS rate per mile for driving destinations within 150 miles  of our studio in York Maine.  For national events or destinations over 150 miles, motel/hotel accommodations and/or economy airfare/transportation charges and standard meal reimbursement would apply.
 
Product Sales - We typically bring our full line of patterns to vend at trunk shows and guild presentations after the presentation.  For shop events, arrangements are made in advance with shops that stock our patterns.                 
 
For more information, please contact us and we will tailor an event for you!
Call Sue 860-653-4198 or email sue@dragonflyfiberart.com

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