FIBERFEST 2020 ONLINE
I stepped into Fiberfest about 10 years ago and it was love at first sight, smell and touch. My first encounter was as a buyer. The smell of wool and dye hit me as I walked into the show and brought me back to a much younger me in my grandmother's sewing room. The textures of the fabric and the feel of running hundreds of buttons through my hands let me return to a simpler time. I was hooked. (Pun intended.)
Came back as a vendor the following year and this year would have been 10 consecutive years for me. But life has a mind of its own, doesn't it! This year it has to be virtual. Everyone's health and safety comes first.
Backing down from nothing, the museum brought the event online. Setting up online had to be done "tout de suite". I did it! Wasn't easy, in such a short time, but I did it. First experience for me and I have to say that I'm pretty proud of myself and all the other vendors that put concerns and fears aside and made it happen.