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    • SHOWS
    • International Quilt Festival/Chicago
      April 7-9, 2016
      Classes begin April 7
      Donald E. Stephens Convention Center
      Rosemont, Illinois
      Order the class catalogue
    • International Quilt
      Market/Spring*

      May 20-22, 2016
      Classes begin May 18
      Salt Palace Convention Center
      Salt Lake City, Utah
      *Credentialed trade show, not open to the general public
    • International Quilt Market/Fall*
      October 29-31, 2016
      Classes begin October 27
      George R. Brown Convention Center
      Houston, Texas
      *Credentialed trade show, not open to the general public
    • International Quilt Festival/Houston
      November 3-6, 2016
      Preview Night November 2
      Classes begin October 31
      George R. Brown Convention Center
      Houston, Texas
      Order the class catalogue
    • 2017 SHOWS
    • International Quilt Festival/Chicago
      April 6-8, 2017
      Classes begin April 6
      Donald E. Stephens Convention Center
      Rosemont, IL
    • International Quilt Market/Spring
      May 19-21, 2017
      Classes begin May 17
      America's Center
      St. Louis, MO
    • International Quilt Market/Fall
      Oct. 28-30, 2017
      Classes begin Oct. 26
      George R. Brown Convention Center
      Houston, TX
    • International Quilt Festival/Houston
      Nov. 2-5, 2017
      Preview Night Nov. 1
      Classes begin Oct. 30
      George R. Brown Convention Center
      Houston, TX

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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.

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ABOUT US

Shows for the public

  • International Quilt Festival/Houston (fall), founded in 1974
  • International Quilt Festival/Cincinnati (spring), founded in 2011
  • International Quilt Festival/Long Beach (summer), founded in 2008

Trade shows for quilting & soft crafts

  • International Quilt Market/Houston, founded in 1979
  • International Quilt Market/Spring, founded in 1981
    (this show is held in different cities across the country)

Other programs
In addition to its shows, Quilts, Inc. operates the Great Expectations Creativity Center and the Artist in Residence Program and Studio, both opened in summer 2005, on a large campus in Central Texas. The Center is also home to QuiltCamp™. Quilt Campô periodically offers an intensive weekend "short course" with well-known, popular quilting teachers.

The International Quilt Festival Collection
Quilts, Inc. has a fine collection of antique and contemporary quilts, which has been featured in many articles, as well as in a book, Celebrate Great Quilts!