It’s been a month since the close of fall Quilt Market in Houston, and much has happened in that time—our sister show, International Quilt Festival, took place the week following Market, we took a much-needed few days off afterward, celebrated Thanksgiving by eating way too much, and spent the time since catching up on post-show work and, oh, just a few hundred emails.
And it won’t be long until we begin the serious preparations for our spring shows. But before we start moving forward on that, we’d like to look back at the recent Houston Quilt Market and the fab products, people, and companies that were a part of this year’s show.
Our final attendance number for the show was right around 2,500 people. And in total, there were 419 exhibitors in 903 booths.
For a look at new products introduced at fall Market, check out What’s Trending and New Product Spotlight below. And get a detailed look at the booths/companies that took home Best Booth Awards for their creative displays as well.
Plus, get an even more in-depth report on this year’s Houston Quilt Market in the free digital recap issue from American Quilt Retailer. Whether you were unable to attend the show, or simply want to see things from a different perspective, the AQR staff offers a great take in this special digital issue.
We hope you’ll also make plans to join us for spring Quilt Market in Kansas City, Missouri, May 17-19, 2019, and fall Quilt Market back in Houston, October 26-28, 2019.
And don’t forget! We’re launching our brand new Threads of Success conference in conjunction with next year’s fall Market. We are excited about the positive response we’ve received to the Threads of Success announcement, and look forward to sharing more information on the classes and events that will be offered very soon. Find more information and sign up to receive our Threads of Success emails HERE.
International Quilt Market/Kansas City
Events begin May 15
Classes begin May 16
Kansas City Convention Center
Kansas City, Missouri, USA
International Quilt Market/Houston
Events begin October 24
George R. Brown Convention Center
Houston, Texas, USA
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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SNAPSHOTS FROM THE SHOW
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WHAT’S TRENDING: HAPPY HOLIDAYS!
What was new at fall Market? LOTS of festive holiday-themed fabrics, patterns, and books. Turn on the Christmas tunes and enjoy!
Merry and Bright from Riley Blake Designs
BEST BOOTH AWARDS
BEST BOOTH AWARDS
Find out which booths won Best Booth Awards at our fall show, and see detailed pics of each!
New Exhibitor: Poppie Cotton
Lori Woods and Jina Barney
NEW PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT
Caddies, “pinnies,” minis, blocks, and birds…get a look at some of the latest patterns and books to hit the market.
CHARLEY HARPER BIRDS AND WORDS SERIES
From Keri Designs
PIN PALS: 40 PATCHWORK PINNIES, POPPETS, AND PINCUSHIONS WITH PIZZAZZ
2019 SEW HOMETOWN BLOCK-OF-THE-MONTH PATTERN AND DESK CALENDAR
From Inspiring Stitches
BREE’S BOX TOILETRY CADDY
From Andrie Designs
MINI WALL HANGINGS, VOLUME 1: THE HAPPY HOME
From Kimberbell Designs