Tour, Schoolhouse, and Sample Spree
WEDNESDAY | MAY 13
TOUR | 8:30 AM-5:30 PM
Please join us for a day visiting local shops and other areas for inspiration and shopping. Price includes transportation, all entrance and/or entertainment fees, lunch, and tour guide.
100 QUILT SHOPS AND HISTORICAL LANDMARKS $108
Kick off your day of fun with a visit to two locally owned quilt stores. The Gallery of Fabric in Mercer, PA carries over 5000 bolts of 100% cotton quilting fabric including a huge selection of batiks. The Quilting Needle in Glenshaw, PA is a full service quilt store to serve all your quilting needs. They carry fabulous fabrics, as well as notions and patterns.
Enjoy a boxed lunch on the motor coach as we make our way to Phipps Conservatory for a self-guided tour. It is a botanical garden set in Schenley Park, Pittsburgh, PA. It is a City of Pittsburgh historic landmark and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The last stop of the day is a self-guided tour of the Heinz History Museum, which can trace its history back to 1879, making it the oldest cultural institution in Western Pennsylvania. After a full morning of shopping and an afternoon of history, return to the convention center.
THURSDAY | MAY 14
10 AM-6 PM
205 SCHOOLHOUSE SERIES $30
206 SCHOOLHOUSE SERIES WITH BOX LUNCH $70
WHAT? International Quilt Market’s popular Schoolhouse Series continues in an exciting, information-filled forum for manufacturers, publishers, and retailers to present new products and techniques. Spend an unhurried the day before Market opens, rotating among the presentations.
WHERE? Schoolhouse schedules are available to everyone two hours before Schoolhouse begins at the Schoolhouse check-in desk. At this time, you can outline your session preferences for the day. From more than 200 classes offered, you will have the option to attend one presentation from the selection of 20-23 at each 15 or 30-minute interval. Sessions are held in individual classrooms.
WHEN? 10 am-6 pm. Time is allowed for a lunch break in shifts, if you choose.
WHY? Schoolhouse Series is dedicated to profitability through education. Schoolhouse is your opportunity to gain firsthand knowledge from those who make, design, or write about the products you want to sell. Learn easy-to-present formats for in-shop classes.
215 SAMPLE SPREE $15
This busy room full of people and current samples of new products is great fun. See and buy a sample of what’s new for your business before the exhibits open. Meet the exhibitors and get ideas for class projects and shop or website promotions. For safety considerations, no luggage/rolling carts are allowed on the floor in the room during Sample Spree.