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, February 4, 2012

At the Show - Exhibits

Quarter-scale or 1:48 is a popular choice for exhibitors at the Good Sam Show. In this scale, 1/4-inch equals a foot (12 inches) in real life. The scale is surprisingly easy to work in with a satisfying amount of detail. Each year, Good Sam offers some one-day quarter-scale workshops by extraordinarily talented artisans.

The quarter-scale Art Deco Hotel shown here was created from a Quarter Connection Miniature Club workshop kit by Lisa Holm, Vacaville, CA. An on-line group, the Quarter Connection provides a place for dollhouse miniaturists to share their love of quarter-scale dollhouse miniatures with like minded others.
Quarter-scale Art Deco Hotel, exterior view.
Quarter-scale Art Deco Hotel, interior view.

This typical Shotgun house was made by Marjorie Milani, Mini Attics group, in quarter-scale. A small narrow rectangular residence, one room leads into the next without hallways. Most were built from the end of the Civil War (1865) to the 1920s.

Quarter-scale Shotgun House, exterior view.
Quarter scale Shotgun House, interior view. Handmade furnishings by Marjorie or from kits.

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