Quilt Market Houston - Schoolhouse/Sample Spree

november 2, 2018


The pre-enrollment deadline for the Houston Quilt Market has now passed. To enroll for the show or add/change your schedule for classes and events, please come to the enrollment desk on-site at the George R. Brown Convention Center. It’s located on the second floor between Halls C & D during the following days/times. For any other questions, please email enrollment@systemas.com.


Quilt Market Enrollment Desk Hours 

Thursday, Nov. 1—3-6 pm

Friday, Nov. 2—7:30 am-7 pm

Saturday, Nov. 3—7:30 am.-6 pm

Sunday, Nov. 4—7:30 am-6 pm

Monday, Nov. 5—7:30 am-2 pm



10 AM-6 PM





WHAT? International Quilt Market’s popular Schoolhouse Series continues in an exciting, information-filled forum for manufacturers, publishers, and retailers to present new products, techniques, and books to you. Spend an unhurried afternoon the day before Market opens rotating among class offerings.


WHERE? Schoolhouse schedules are available to everyone two hours before Schoolhouse begins at the Schoolhouse check-in located next to room 340 in the third floor concourse. At this time, you can outline your session preferences for the day. You will have the option to attend one presentation from a selection of 20-23 each 15 or 30 minute interval from the total of more than 250 classes offered. Sessions are held in individual classrooms.


WHEN? 10 am-6 pm Friday, November 2, in Houston. Time is allowed for a lunch break in two shifts, if you choose. The Schoolhouse sessions scheduled for the “lunch break” will be repeated. Taking a lunch break to enjoy your box lunch will not cause you to miss any valuable information.


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.


7-9 PM




7:30-9 PM


In an effort to return Sample Spree to its intended purpose of providing samples to shop owners, Buyer badges will be admitted for the first 30 minutes, followed by Industry Professional badges. It is always our desire to support the entire industry, but feedback regarding this event has told us a change was necessary. Items resold immediately through avenues such as Etsy diminish the value of the samples returning to shops and injure the industry in general. Please respect your fellow industry partners and refrain from making such sales.


This busy room full of people and current samples of new products is great fun. See and buy a sample of what’s new before the exhibits open. Meet the exhibitors and get ideas for class projects and shop promotions. NEW THIS YEAR: Buyer Badges (#214) ONLY will be admitted from 7-7:30 pm. Industry Professional Badges (#215) will follow at 7:30 pm.


No luggage/rolling carts allowed in the room during Sample Spree!