Saturday, February 5, 2011

Off to the Show

Day two was set up day. It was incredibly exciting hopping on the CHA bus with our suitcases of quilts at the hotel for our short trip to the huge convention centre in Downtown LA. And it really is HUGE. The foyer is quite beautiful with a soaring glass ceiling. We signed in and got our badges and tickets for events and then it was down stairs to the Kentia Hall for setting up. There were not many exhibitors there but fork lift trucks and workers were busy constructing booths and delivering furniture. When you arrive it is always quite daunting knowing that you have to convert 3 walls into something that will make visitors stop and have a look at what you are all about.

We spent many hours arranging and re-arranging.

A view throught the front window of the bus

Bill getting ready for a big day

First view of the LA Convention Centre

First view of our booth - the table had to be changed

Kentia Hall being set up

The work begins

 After we had set up as much as we could we headed back to the hotel for a rest and then a bite to eat at The Octopus - a wonderful Japanese restaurant. The lunch box we each had was delicious and HUGE.

Then it was back to the hotel to find a shop - any shop near by which sold lighting. This is not an easy thing to do in LA without a car. Staples Office supply came to the rescue.

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