News and Information
HOUSTON – June 30, 2020—Quilts, Inc. would like to report that as of today, we are still pursuing and making plans to hold both of the fall editions of International Quilt Market (Oct. 24-26) and International Quilt Festival (Oct. 29-Nov. 1) at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas.
However, we know that the situation for individuals and businesses are evolving almost daily as the world lives under the coronavirus pandemic (especially here in Houston, Texas), and the changes in everyday behavior which result from that. To that end, we are also weighing what you think about having the fall shows.
Whether in official surveys to our exhibitors and teachers, to the comments both solicited and sent to us via social media, email, and even actual handwritten letters, we are hearing a wide range of thoughts and opinions.
We are also cognizant of new rules, restrictions, and changes to the norm of hosting large, in-person events that are in play (or may be yet to come) from the U.S. government, State of Texas, County of Harris, City of Houston, and the George R. Brown Convention Center.
In the end, we do want to have our annual shows that celebrate the art, business, and creativity of quilting. But we also want to consider the health, safety, and travel of our attendees, exhibitors, faculty, staff, and volunteers. We want to move in a direction that makes sense both for us as a company, and for those who come from all over the world to attend Quilt Market and Quilt Festival.
We will post any new statement or decision on our website, Quilts.com, and also on our Market & Festival social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram). Any information will be disseminated first in an email, and you can sign up for Quilt Festival news HERE and Quilt Market news HERE.
Stay safe, stay strong, and stay quilting!