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.
Quilt Market is the nation's only wholesale tradeshow for the quilt industry, and we are always interested in new exhibitors and their products.
All Market exhibitors must be wholesale suppliers to the quilting, soft craft, or needlework industry.
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.
About Quilts, Inc.:
Quilts, Inc. is the parent company of two shows for the public and two trade shows for the quilting and soft crafts industry shown below. It is headed by Karoline (Karey) Bresenhan,
founder and president.