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George R. Brown Convention Center Houston, TX 77010
Estimated attendance: 54,000
Quilt Festival Houston
October 29-November 1, 2020
Preview Night October 28
Classes begin October 26
George R. Brown Convention Center
1001 Avenida de las Americas
Houston, Texas 77010
Preview Night, Wednesday, Oct. 28
(Get a sneak peek at Quilt Festival before the show opens. All booths open and all quilts on display. Class enrollees and IQA Members get in at 5 pm. Public entry at 7 pm. The show floor closes at 9 pm).
Thursday, Oct. 29 through Saturday, Oct. 31: 10 am-7 pm
Sunday, Nov. 1: 10 am-4 pm
Seniors (65+)/Students/Military: $12
Children 10 and under: Free
Groups 25+: $13 (Call 713-781-6864 to make arrangements)
Preview Night: $20 (Includes one additional free day)
Full Show Pass: $50 (Includes Preview Night public entry)
NOTE: If you are enrolled for a class at Festival, you do NOT need to purchase daily admission tickets. Your badge serves as an entry to the show.
Why should YOUR business consider being an exhibitor at the 2019 International Quilt Festival in Houston?
Show dates: October 31- November 3
Preview Night: October 3
Since 1975, International Quilt Festival in Houston has been the premier quilt show in the country. The Houston edition attracts more than 55,000 attendees from 35+ countries over a 4 ½ day period. They come to celebrate their love and enthusiasm for this creative art form that has both strong historical traditions and a bold contemporary aesthetic.
The Houston Quilt Festival features nearly 1,000 exhibitor booths offering quilting and sewing supplies including fabrics, patterns, notions, batting, threads, books and magazines, computer systems and software, dyes and paints, sewing and quilting machines, stencils, ribbons, trims, and frames and equipment. There is also a section for antique and contemporary quilt dealers. We also have two special pavilions: Embellishment® (for beads, buttons, and jewelry), and A Victorian Romance (lace, linens, teacups and supplies, clothing, jewelry, antiques, and crafts).
If your company sells goods in any of these areas—or offers a related product or service—you could benefit from exhibiting at Quilt Festival and getting your products in front of the tens of thousands of attendees who are looking to shop!
Quilt Festival also includes more than 1,500 quilts and pieces of fabric art on display, and 525+ classes, seminars, and events for all skill levels and techniques.
To maintain the high standards set for the Quilt Festival, we require the following from prospective exhibitors:
• A letter from you indicating the quilt show/s you are interested in, and that your company has been producing or selling its product lines for one year or more;
• A recommendation letter from a business associate in the industry; and
• Product samples or photo/s of the items to be sold at the Festival, such as a catalog, a sample pattern, or other substantiation of the line of products to be cleared by the Festival Screening Committee. Keep in mind that we are a textile-related show and we require that at least 75% of the merchandise you bring to Festival be related to this theme. Please only submit items that do not need to be returned.
Please submit your request letter and other requirements to the address below. If you are interested in exhibiting at either edition of our wholesale trade show International Quilt Market, you must undergo the same screening process.
PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR REQUEST LETTER AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS TO:
Quilt Festival Screening Committee
7660 Woodway Dr., Ste. 550
Houston, TX 7706
We will notify you of the action taken by the Screening Committee through a letter, fax, or email.
If your company has been accepted as a new exhibitor, you will also receive a Festival contract following your acceptance. The contract packet contains information on booth types and prices. You can also exhibit at the Quilt Market if you have passed the Festival screening process.
We look forward to welcoming you to the International Quilt Festival!
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