HISTORY OF MARKET:
The International Quilt Market is a wholesale trade show that was started in 1979 at the request of many quilt shop owners in the nation to provide one central marketplace for quilt shops and their suppliers. The Quilt Market is produced by Quilts, Inc.; it is not connected to any other organization. All major fabric, batting, publishing, stencil, and pattern companies are represented at each International Quilt Market. The annual fall edition of Market is always held in Houston, Texas. In 1981, the first spring edition of Quilt Market was held in San Francisco; subsequent spring Markets have been held in Williamsburg, Minneapolis, Philadelphia, Cincinnati, Los Angeles, Boston, Nashville, Chicago, Denver, Kansas City, Pittsburgh, St. Louis, Charlotte, Providence, Portland, and Atlantic City.
We expect registrants from all 50 states, and at least 25 countries outside the U.S.Enrollment at the Quilt Market is by credentials only and is open to retail shop owners, quilting teachers in shops, prospective shop owners, shop employees, industry sales representatives, and members of the working press.