HISTORY OF THE FESTIVAL
The International Quilt Festival began in 1974. It is the largest annual consumer quilt show in the world, and was attended by more than 61,116 people in 2012 from all over the U.S. and more than 28 countries around the world, from Australia to Zimbabwe. The International Quilt Festival is held in Houston in the Fall immediately after the International Quilt Market. A spring edition began in 2003 in Rosemont, Illinois, and moved to Cincinnati, Ohio in 2011. Our Rosemont show is returning in 2013, but not as ourspring show, instead from June 21-23. A summer edition began in July 2008 in Long Beach, California. International Quilt Festival is produced by Quilts, Inc., which also produces International Quilt Market, the nation's only wholesale trade show for the quilting industry. We have all the special quilt exhibits that so many people come to see right in the same hall with the booths, so that interested crowds are assured throughout the show. The show gets extensiv e publicity in both national and local print and broadcast media, and in mailings to all quilt guilds in the U.S.
The Festival includes two different theme areas - Embellishment, featuring beads, buttons, and custom jewelry, and A Victorian Romance, featuring Victorian and romantic items. Debuting at the 2012 Houston Festival was Open Studios, an area where attendees could observe approximately 60 sessions with more than 40 artists demonstrating everything from free-motion embroidery and piecing to monoprinting and embellishment.
Not sure if you want to exhibit at or attend the International Quilt Festival - Houston 2014? See the panels below to get the information you need to make an informed decision.
|Conference/Event Dates:||10/27/2014 - 11/02/2014|
|Expo/Exhibit Dates:||10/30/2014 - 10/02/2014|
|Expo/Exhibit Hours:||Wed, 5-10pm; Thurs - Sat, 10am-7pm; Sun, 10am-4pm|
|Primary Industry:||Craft Fairs|
|Other Industries:||Art Fairs, Craft Fairs, Local Shows & Fairs, Miscellaneous|
|Audience:||Open to the Public|
|Notes:||Wed. October 29th - Preview Night
There were almost 17,000 quilts lovers from all parts of the world in attendance at the 2012
spring edition of Festival. The 2012 summer show drew more than 15,000 people, and
attendance at the 2012 fall Festival was a record-breaking 61,116.
|Venue:||George R. Brown Convention Center|
|Venue Phone:||(800) 427-4697|
|Venue Type:||Indoor - Convention Center|
|Official Conference Hotel:||Hotel List:|
|Conference Hotel URL:||http://www.quilts.com/home/shows/viewer.php?page=../../fqf14/info/hotels|
|Number of Exhibitors:||535+ (2012) (Previous Year)|
|Show Owner:||Quilts, Inc.|
|Show Manager:||Quilts, Inc.|
|Booth Size||Booth Cost||Available Amenities|
|10' x 10'||Please Contact Rose Reyes for Additional Information||Electricity:||Yes||- Unknown Price|
|Marketing Vehicles Allowed:||Call|
|Other Booth Sizes Available: n/a|
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