Quilt Market Portland - Boot Camp, Tours, Schoolhouse, & Special Events
Wednesday, May 16 - Tuesday, May 22
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WEDNESDAY, MAY 16
9 AM-4 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. PENDLETON WOOLEN MILLS & PORTLAND CITY TOUR $86
Cross to Washington and watch the creation of the traditional Pendleton woolen blankets. Explore behind the scenes at the weaving mill, the dye house, and see the process of spinning, weaving, and finishing Pendleton’s distinctive Indian motif blankets. Afterwards, we’ll stop for lunch, then visit the “City of Roses” and enjoy a Portland tour with a stop at the International Rose Test Gardens. Stroll the pathways, sniff the fragrances, and let your eyes take in the masses of blossoms with a view of downtown Portland and Mount Hood in the background. We will also make a stop at a local quilt shop.
9 AM-3 PM
101. QUILT SHOPS—NO SALES TAX IN OREGON TOUR $129
Traverse the greater city of Portland to visit four shops filled with fabric, needlework, and quilt supplies! Portland has an amazing variety of quilt and fabric stores. Stops include Fabric Depot, Hollyhill Quilt Shoppe, A Common Thread, and The Pine Needle. Visit Fabric Depot with over 1½ acres of fabric and
9,000 prints for quilting! The Pine Needle carries a large selection of quilting cottons, battings, and all
other supplies. At A Common Thread, find equipment, tools, and fabric. And lastly, stop at Hollyhill Quilt Shoppe & Mercantile.
9 AM-4 PM
105. BOOT CAMP—THE FIVE PILLARS OF RETAIL SUCCESS! HOW TO BUILD A BUSINESS THAT MAKES MONEY, IS EASY TO RUN, AND KEEPS YOUR CREATIVE JUICES FLOWING! $129
Bob Negen, WhizBang! Retail Training
Through this fun, lively, and interactive program, learn proven, practical techniques for creating a profitable store that runs like a dream. You already know about quilting, now learn how to make each of the Five Pillars—Marketing; Leadership and Employee Management; Inventory Management; Creating an Amazing Customer Experience; and Personal Business Skills—work together to increase your sales and free you up to have more fun!
THURSDAY, MAY 17
10 AM-6 PM
205. SCHOOLHOUSE SERIES $30
206. SCHOOLHOUSE SERIES WITH BOX LUNCH $61
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 enrollees two hours before Schoolhouse begins at the Schoolhouse check-in located in front of the Oregon Ballroom, #201. At this time, you can outline your session preferences for the day. Over the course of the day, over 250 Schoolhouse sessions are taught. Sessions are conducted in 15-30 minute intervals. At any given time, 20-25 presentations are in session. You may choose one presentation to attend in each 15 or 30 minute interval.
WHEN? 10 am-6 pm Thursday, May 17. Time is allotted for a lunch break in two shifts, should you choose. The Schoolhouse sessions scheduled for the “lunch break” will be repeated. Taking a lunch break 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.
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 before the show opens. Meet the show and get ideas for class projects and shop promotions.
No luggage/rolling carts allowed in the room during Sample Spree!
Please note: Sample Spree enrollment usually sells out because fire marshal regulations limit the number that can be enrolled. However, at 8 pm more people may be admitted as others leave. Pay at the door.