Wednesday, December 19, 2007
The Quilting Rubber Duckie Makes Her Debut at The Trade Show!
The duckies were supposed to be ready to sell at our industrtrade show in Houston at the end of October. Of course, there was a hold up at the factory and another p with the container getting to California, so we had a box air shipped to arrive at my hotel in Houston so I could show them off. With the craziness off preparing for Market and getting a film crew there, meetings, etc., I was surprised when I checked and was told I had a box awaiting me. "The Duckies!" Hopefully no one was in neighboring rooms heard as and squealed with delight as I opened the box in my room .
That evening, the day before the trade show opens, is the day distributors hold their sales meetings. I was told the duckie was shown full screen during a presentation in one of them!
To set the stage and spice up the openings to the new product shows we were filming at the quilting trade show in Houston (I run an internet TV network devoted to quilting) Karen Shields (Sales and Marketing Director) and I made some "finds" on the trade show floor. The folks at United Notions had created an adorable display with a duckie swimming in a dishpan--which Karen and I "discovered." You can watch it on http://www.qnntv.com/