Each year, the Show brings together more than 100 U.S. and international artisans and dealers, including a number of I.G.M.A. Artisans and Fellows. They offer collectors unique, well-crafted 1-inch, 1/2-inch, and 1/4-inch scale miniatures from around the world.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

From the Chairman

I am very sad to tell you that Pat Carter, Good Sam Show Committee, died January 5, 2012. She had many abdominal surgeries with mixed results, and did not make it through her most recent surgery.

When Good Sam first started the White Elephant Sale, whoever was available at "Grand Central Station" helped price and sell what had been donated. Sometimes it was a bit chaotic. It certainly was not organized. Pat was there at Grand Central, just hanging out and helping where she could. Slowly but surely, she began to concentrate on the White Elephant Sale, and she did it so well. It became her baby. In recent years we have made from $1,000 to $2,000 on the sales between her expertise and the generous donations of miniaturists.

Pat had a miniature store at one time and a miniature club in Eureka. She was a fount of knowledge about miniatures. In recent times Pat has written a column for the NAME Gazette. 

At Pat's request there will be no services.

I will miss her ready smile and calm demeanor. Pat was a special person.

Pat Carter

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for this lovely tribute to my late Aunt. She loved the world of miniatures; it was her great passion, and I know she must have touched so many lives out there. Thank you for remembering her. :)

    - K.G., San Francisco, CA