Quilts, Inc.,

Quilts, Inc. is the parent company of three 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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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!