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  • UPCOMING SHOWS
    Note: Dates shown are when exhibits are open. Classes begin earlier.
    • 2012
    • International Quilt Festival/Cincinnati
      April 13-15, 2012
      Preview Night & Classes
      begin April 12
      Cincinnati, Ohio
      Duke Energy Convention Center
      Order class catalogue
      Order tickets online
    • International Quilt Market/Spring
      May 18-20, 2012
      Classes begin May 17
      Kansas City, Missouri
      Kansas City Convention Center
      *Trade show only - Not open to the general public
    • International Quilt Festival/
      Long Beach

      July 27-29, 2012
      Preview Night & Classes
      begin July 26
      Long Beach, California
      Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center
      Order class catalogue
      Catalogue will be available late March 2012
    • International Quilt Market/
      Fall

      October 27-29, 2012
      Classes begin October 26
      Houston, Texas
      George R. Brown Convention Center
      *Trade show only - Not open to the general public

    • International Quilt Festival/
      Houston

      November 1-4, 2012
      Preview Night October 31
      Classes begin October 29
      Houston, Texas
      George R. Brown Convention Center
      Order class catalogue
      Catalogue will be available mid/late July 2012

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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!