Where Is Chris?
Here is the answer, she was doing a fiber festival in West Springfield, MA during the same weekend when the ARBA convention started in Minneapolis. This is the first year for this festival, it's only 20 minutes from where Chris lives. Chris just could not pass up the opportunity to try out this festival. Here is a link to the news release about this festival:
It turned out to be a great success. Lots of business and lots of new contacts. Her hubby Lloyd even got involved for the first time and was very much into it.
Is Chris going to miss the ARBA conventions again in the future? Luckily, no. The next convention in Indianapolis is a week earlier than the festival and the following year in Wichita is also a week or two earlier. We'll see Chris back in action in the future ARBA conventions.
Here are some photos of the booth Chris had created at the festival, photos taken before the crowd started coming in:
Chris carries spinning wheels, spinning supplies and the most important part of her business is the rug hooking supplies. See her business website http://moondancecolor.com/ At the upper left corner inside the rectangular basket are Angora wool socks made by Vicki's Northland Woolens in Minnesota. Vicki was in the convention with her daughter Kelly and two granddaughters. Visit Vicki's business website at http://northlandwoolens.com/ Chris and Vicki both have successful fiber business on the Internet.
More beautiful wool fabrics on display at the booth. Chris hand dyes all her wool products.