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    • SHOWS
    • International Quilt
      Market/Minneapolis*

      May 15-17, 2015
      Classes begin May 14
      *Trade show only - Not open to the general public
    • Quilt! Knit! Stitch!™/ Portland
      August 13-15, 2015
      Classes begin August 13
      Oregon Convention Center
      Portland, Oregon
    • International Quilt Market/Houston*
      October 24-26, 2015
      Classes begin October 23
      George R. Brown Convention Center
      Houston, Texas
    • International Quilt Festival/Houston
      October 29-November 1, 2015
      Preview Night October 28
      Classes begin October 26
      George R. Brown Convention Center
      Houston, Texas
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    • 2016
    • International Quilt Festival/Chicago
      April 7-9, 2016
      Classes begin April 7
      Donald E. Stephens Convention Center
      Rosemont, Illinois
    • International Quilt
      Market/Spring*

      May, dates TBD
      Salt Palace Convention Center
      Salt Lake City, Utah
      *Credentialed trade show, not open to the general public
    • International Quilt Market/Fall*
      October 29-31
      Classes begin October 29
      George R. Brown Convention Center
      Houston, Texas
      *Credentialed trade show, not open to the general public
    • International Quilt Festival/Houston
      November 3-6
      Preview Night November 2
      Classes begin October 31
      George R. Brown Convention Center
      Houston, Texas

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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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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!