CHA has a small licensing & design section which is the only show on the West Coast. It is combined with the Designer’s Showcase which features artists who both provide creative craft services as well as some licensing.
This is my display for the Designer's Showcase to present my designs for licensing to the craft product manufacturers: scrapbook papers, ribbons, buttons, stickers and more. I decided to do something a little different this year for my display rather than the typical banners. My son, an art student, made many of the paper items. My sister Cheyanne flew in from Montana to help out too. She made the hoop skirt for the mannequin. It was a family affair which took two days to create in my living room. We then took it all apart and rebuilt it at the convention center on set up day. The show ran for 3 days and we had a lot of fun networking with other crafters and artists as well as talking to many craft manufacturers about art licensing, craft project opportunities and even talked to a publisher about doing a sewing project book featuring my fabrics with my sister’s sewing creations. I got to see a lot of old friends including Joanne Fink, Laura Kelly, Jen Goode, Carla Schauer, Teresa Woo-Murray and my IP attorney, Tammy Browning-Smith. It was a great show!