Did you attend the recent fall Quilt Market in Houston? If so, you were among nearly 2,200 people in attendance at this year’s show! Of those, 872 people signed up for the always-popular Schoolhouse Series event, and 882 people for Sample Spree.
On the show floor, there were 422 exhibitors—in 888.5 booths—including 25 that were entirely new to the show.
We were also incredibly pleased by the success of our first-ever Threads of Success conference and the 100+ new and burgeoning industry members that attended the event. The feedback we have received about the event—from attendees, Threads of Success presenters, and other industry members—has been resoundingly positive, and has confirmed that this type of event is much-needed and incredibly valuable for the quilting industry.
For a look at some of the fab new fabric collections, patterns, notions, and books introduced at fall Quilt Market, take a look at WHAT’S TRENDING and NEW PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT below. And check out BEST BOOTH AWARDS to see which companies took awards for their creative booth designs.
GRAB YOUR COPY HERE! »For an even deeper dig, download your FREE copy of American Quilt Retailer’s digital Quilt Market recap. The AQR staff were at Quilt Market in Houston learning about the latest products and trends, attending events, and connecting with others in the industry. Inside this free digital issue you’ll find the people, products, and events that make the aisles of Quilt Market so exciting! Plus, access websites, product info, downloadable items, and videos from the show.
Make plans to join us for spring Quilt Market in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, May 15-17, 2020 (classes/events begin May 13), and back in Houston for next year’s fall Quilt Market, October 24-26 (classes/events begin October 22). The second edition of our new Threads of Success conference will also take place October 24-26, 2020 (with events beginning October 23) in Houston.
International Quilt Market/Pittsburgh
Events begin May 13
Classes begin May 14
David L. Lawrence Convention center
International Quilt Market/Houston
Events begin Oct. 23
Classes begin Oct. 24
George R. Brown Convention Center
NOTE: Quilt Market is a credentialed
trade show only, and not open to
For information on these or any other Quilts, Inc. shows, visit Quilts.com.
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In case you missed it…
Suzanne Hyland has been named Director of Education and Industry Relations for Quilts, Inc., producers of International Quilt Market and Festival.
Hyland will be the point person for the ongoing development of both consumer and professional projects, as well as classes at Market and Festival to further develop the love and growth of quilting.
She will also be responsible for creating a new Ambassador program for Quilts, Inc. that will involve Industry leaders, teachers, and talented quilters. She assumes many of the duties of current Vice President of Education Marcia Barker, who will be leaving the company in early 2020 to pursue her passion for travel. READ MORE HERE >>
WHAT’S TRENDING: FROM QUILT MARKET
What was noteworthy at fall Market? We’re highlighting many of the trends and new products we spied at the show!
Happy Together quilt pattern from
Sew Kind of Wonderful
BEST BOOTH AWARDS
BEST BOOTH AWARDS
Find out which booths won Best Booth Awards at our fall show, and see detailed pics of each!
Tove Finnager with Tilda Fabrics
NEW PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT
New at Quilt Market and to hit shelves soon…new patterns, thread, and fabric collections in our product review.
HEATHER ROSS 20TH ANNIVERSARY COLLECTION
From Windham Fabrics
BY JILL FINLEY
BUTTERSCOTCH BY DANA WILLARD
From FIGO Fabrics
CONNIE BACKPACK PATTERN
From Sallie Tomato
From Camelot Fabrics