ACC Atlanta Setup 2014 Cindy Grisdela

ACC Atlanta Setup 2014 Cindy Grisdela

My booth is set and ready to go for the American Craft Council – Atlanta show starting today at the Cobb Galleria Centre!

I arrived in town late Wednesday, so was up bright and early Thursday morning to unload and set up. Just a couple of glitches–I went to the wrong loading dock initially (it’s a big place) and I only had room in my car for a small dolly–so it took quite a few trips to move my display and my work to my booth location.

Then I was putting up my display panels and couldn’t figure out why they didn’t fit, so I got out a measuring  tape and discovered that my booth was 10′ x 9′ instead of 10′ x 10′–that will make a difference! Fortunately the show staff were very helpful and it was relatively easily fixed.

I always enjoy walking around the floor before the show opens while everyone is still setting up and seeing how creative most people are when it comes to their booth displays. I even snapped  a photo of someone’s packing materials because the patterns looked like a great quilt design! You never know when inspiration will strike.

Make Room Display ACC Atlanta 2014

Make Room Display ACC Atlanta 2014

If you come to the show, don’t forget to stop by the Make a Room booths in the center of the exhibit hall–my Red Totem quilt is featured in the room designed by Atlanta decorator Erika Hollinshead Ward.

There was a preview party last night which was a lot of fun. I met some really interesting people–both visitors and artists–and one of my pieces even found its new home! Homefire went home with a lovely couple from Atlanta who had lived in Reston, where I live now, many years ago before it was the bustling suburb it is now. It’s a small world.

The show runs March 14-16 and the hours are 10-8 Friday, 10-6 Saturday, and 11-5 Sunday. I’m in Booth 1404 and I’d love to see you if you’re in the area.


  1. Rachel Biel on March 14, 2014 at 11:12 am

    Have a great show,Cindy!

  2. Liz Cezat on March 14, 2014 at 5:19 pm

    Great start to the weekend. I hope this is a good venue for you.Don’t forget to Tweet and FB what’s going on. We’re there with you in spirit.

  3. Dorry on March 15, 2014 at 8:07 pm

    Congrats Cindy! Your Red Totem really is a major focus in the Make a Room set. Hope you have a great show!