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The Quilting Expo in Columbia- Vendor set up info

April 16, 2013 by  
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Hello Vendors,

The Quilting Expo in Columbia will be here before you know it.   Your emails, website and facebook posts are our best form of advertising.  And it’s free!  So please take a few minutes to share the info about this event.  More customers in attendance means more sales.

Last minute reminders –

Show location:

Jamil Center

206 Jamil Rd.

Columbia, SC 29210

Show dates – Friday, July 22, 2016 from 9 am – 5pm and Saturday, July 23, 2016 from 9 am – 4 pm.

Move in is Thursday, July 21, 2016 from 11am – until 6 pm.

All tables are 8’ long and 30” wide.  They are not covered. You are provided with 2 tables per booth.  Additional tables are $8.00 each.  You can pay for extra tables at the show.  The floor is concrete.  There will be an 8’ high drape behind your booth. 3’ rails on the sides.  You can bring your own pipe and drape if you want high walls on the side of your booth, assuming that your neighbor does not object.

Parts of Jamil are cold, if you are under the AC.  Parts of Jamil are hot.  Bring a tank top, a bathing suit, socks and a sweater.

Make a plan for an early bird special from 9 am – 10 am on Friday and Saturday.  Pick an item that you will feature.  Include that information in your email to your customer. This is optional.  Some of you do not have products that are appropriate for this kind of promotion.  It is not intended to be booth wide, but just a special on some merchandise that you want to spotlight. It is intended to entice people to arrive early and it is a great way to get early morning business.  We want customers to arrive early and stay until the sewing machine drawing, therefore, shopping all day long.

Stick in a few things for door prizes and the big gift basket.  Customers will pick up door prizes at your booth, which gives you the chance to make a sale.

Make your reservations now.  Jamil Center has discount rates with two hotels that are close by.

1) Comfort Inn, 911 Bush River Rd., Columbia, SC 29210  803-798-5101.  The Comfort Inn has been newly renovated. Ask for Jamil Exhibitor rate.

2)Baymont Inn and Suites, 347 Zimalcrest Dr., 803-731-2300 (Alana) queen non-smoking rooms for $62.00 plus tax per night.

3)Quality Inn on Piney Grove Rd.  803-798-0500 – $60.29/night.

Be sure to ask for the “Jamil rate”.

Many other hotels are a couple of exits up I-26 at Harbison Dr.  There is a mall there, so there are plenty of restaurants and hotels off of Exit 103.  Jamil is located off of Exit 106.

The Hampton Inn in Columbia is 803-749-6999.  They gave me a rate of $xxx.00 for queen or king room.

The Holiday Inn Express is 803-732-2229.  regular queen room, $99.24 plus tax.

Bring a sign for your booth.  Pack an extension cord.

Please note – Jamil does not allow outside food (except your personal water and snacks).  So no pizza or McDonalds.  BUT, the proceeds from the snack bar go to support the Shriner’s hospitals.  So that is a good thing to support.  We will be delivering lunches to your booth if you like.  Snack bar will have burgers, corn dogs, chicken fingers, etc.

On Friday, Creative Sewing from Columbia will give away a Bernina Sewing Machine.  On Saturday, we will be giving away a huge basket of fabric.  At the end of the show, we will give away another huge goody basket.

Everyone that attends the show will get one chance to win.  However, the first 100 visitors in the door each morning will get 2 chances to win all day long.  Two chances for all the door prizes!  Two chances to win a machine.  You must be present at the 3 pm drawing to win.  You will also be entered twice to win the big gift basket at the end of the show.  Many vendors will feature an early bird special from 9am – 10am each morning.  Check the doors as you enter for posted specials.  Plan to arrive early and stay all day.

Feel free to use the postcard below in your emails or on Facebook.

Columbia postcard - 2016

If you have any questions, give us a call.  Otherwise, we will see you soon.

704-807-6992 (Patti) or 704-376-2531 (Cindy)

Patti Cline
The Quilter’s Gallery






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