03 Mar, 23Upcoming
Location: QCCA Expo Center 2621 4th Avenue Rock Island, Illinois Dates: March 3-5, 2023 Friday: 4:00PM - 8:00PM Saturday: 10:00AM - 6:00PM Sunday: 10:00AM -…
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What our Visitors say
This letter is unsolicited and represents my thoughts concerning Melting Pot Productions. Having displayed and sold collectibles and antiques at shows throughout the US over the past 40 years, I have experienced many (good) promoters, some poor ones, and a few outstanding ones. Melting Pot Productions (Kim Schilling) stands at the top of the excellent list. Often, show promoters are focused on what is best for themselves. With Kim, the focus is on the dealers and customers! There are many ways show promoters put the dealers before themselves; securing facilities a day early for drop off; enough staff to solve problems that may arise; allowing staff to problem solve and not micromanage; staffing a dealers’ booth when needed (never a charge!). Always a “can do” attitude. A critical component with any successful promoter is multi media advertising. With Melting Pot Productions, all aspects of multi media advertising are utilized. Antique shows will not be successful unless they have the dealers and merchandise that the public expects. Kim’s shows have the varied merchandise that range from collectible/ retro to the most unique and rare objects found anywhere in the US. Pricing ranges from “steals” which are great investments to “pricey” for the unique and rare antiques. The dealers at her shows are very customer friendly and most often go out of their way to work with the buyers. And lastly, I must include the helpful Sandy, who always makes each show a delightful experience.Walter Scott, Schoolmaster Antiques
We started doing Kim’s shows 3 years ago on the advice of several other vendors. We currently do 15-20 shows per year in a 4 state area, including all of Kim’s shows. Not only is she a wonderful person, but an awesome promoter. Kim is always very well organized and her advertising has constantly drawn huge crowds. The shows she promotes always have a wide verity of some of the finest antiques. We sell Antique Oak Furniture. It’s very heavy and Kim does makes sure she has help to lift and place it. Also when leaving the show we have help to pack up. It’s nice knowing she has this type of dependable service for all vendors. Kim is pleasant and always accessible. We are very happy being one of her vendors.Roger & Jo Ann, Shoe String Antiques, Bellevue, NE
We have been vendors at the Antique Spectacular & Vintage Market shows for nearly as long as Melting Pot has been promoting them. We have found Kim and her crew to be well organized, accommodating, and always working in the best interests of her vendors and the show customers. The shows are in prime locations and easily accessible for vendors and customers. Quality vendors vary in the merchandise they carry so there is something for every buyer. The variety is nearly endless, including Americana, primitives, folk art, furniture, advertising, vintage toys, cool mid century decor and vintage items we remember from our youth. The list goes on! Her shows also feature a fabulous selection of vintage/antique, fine & costume jewelry! The combination of a dedicated promoter, quality vendors, and awesome customers make each and every Antique Spectacular & Vintage Market a success! We are looking forward to more fun and profitable shows in 2019!Ted & Tracey Smith, Cheeky Monkey Vintage Jewelry
After 30 years with 12 to 15 shows per year, it’s important for us to not only sell successfully, but to also enjoy the long weekends. Working with competent, caring, and enthusiastic show management helps us meet those goals. Kim and her Antique Spectacular staff have consistently provided those qualities for us. We’ve done her shows for a dozen years and look forward to many more profitable and enjoyable experiences with Antique Spectacular.Doug & Beverly Jennings, Normal, IL