Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Lancaster, PA

Where does time go?  Today is Wednesday and the show opens in a couple of hours.  Let me catch you up on the last couple of days.

Monday we traveled to Lancaster, with a stop in Chicago so they could pick up an 18 wheeler laying across all the east bound lanes.  Picking up the wreck turned the whole road in to a parking lot for several hours.  Finally got to an exit and we detoured around the wreck.  Downtown Gary, IN is not my favorite place.  Then it was off to Richmond IN to visit with a vendor who supplies us with mat material. 

We left home at 4:30 Am and it was now noon and it has not stopped raining.  In fact the entire drive was in the rain.  We should be thankful that the weather was in the 50’s.  It could have all been snow.  We accept our blessings for the little things in life.  We finally arrive at midnight.  Checked in, and got a short 6 hours of sleep.

Set up went very smooth.  But as most of you already know, the Host Hotel is not available for us for the next three years.  In fact for the next several year many of the hotels in Lancaster are tied up with events not associated with quilting at the same time we will be here.  So we are seeking a new home in Lancaster.  We believe we have found a new location but we have not signed a contract, so it is not in the bag. 

Met with some local leaders we will be working with next year.  We will be making an announcement about that shortly.  But today the show opens.  The quilts are great, the vendors are ready and don’t forget Friday evening for our Gallery Tour with the Curators.