There are definite advantages to working a quilt show.
You get to see all the quilts before anyone else. You get to talk with the vendors and the people working the booths before they get overwhelmed with customers.
And you get to buy raffle tickets and get them into the jar early, when the odds are the best.
And me, who never wins anything, actually won! I picked a small wicker picnic basket (which will be perfect for the trunk of the MX-5),which came with a complete stack of 42 Moda fat quarters... in my favorite colors.