The Craft and Hobby Association hosts a huge show every year at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, CA. Manufacturers from around the world come to the show to exhibit the latest and greatest their companies have to offer in a variety of craft products. Other attendees of the show include Retailers, Designers, Professional Crafters, Bloggers and Press.
We were very excited to attend this year because as the owners and publishers of Bella Crafts Publishing™, we were able to exhibit at the show with our first display table. When we first decided to exhibit at the show, we asked a few of our Bella Crafts Quarterly™ project contributors to see if they would like to do a craft project demonstration at our display table. We were so pleased when Marjolaine Walker, Cheryl Boglioli, Kristi Parker, Julie McGuffee, Lisa Fulmer, Carmen Flores-Tanis and Rita Barakat, all agreed to share their talents with us and the show attendees. Many thanks to each of them. You ladies are the best!
Also at the show, we met with many people who came by our display table to let us know how much they enjoyed Bella Crafts Quarterly™. We are always happy to hear from our readers. It means so much to each of us to know that we are bringing some “crafty sunshine” to our communities. We also met with some exciting new companies about the opportunities of working with BC Publishing™ in the very near future.
While we all agree that the business portion of the show is very important and we were grateful with the opportunity to be there in this capacity, we always look forward to seeing our craft industry friends! A lot of these friendships have been developed over many years of working in the same industry and some are very new, but each of them have been nurtured through mutual respect and admiration. Although we were not able to have photos taken with all of our dear friends at the show, we did want to share a few.
Thanks so much to them and all of our friends who have continued to give us the love and never ending support that has allowed Bella Crafts Publishing™ to grow and prosper.
Ann, Lisa & Theresa