Prospective Exhibitors

Why should YOUR business consider being an exhibitor at the 2019 International Quilt Festival in Chicago?


Show dates: March 28-30


Since 1975, International Quilt Festival in Houston has been the premiere quilt show in the country. The Chicago edition attracts more than 9,000 attendees over a three-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 Chicago Quilt Festival features nearly 300 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.


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 500 quilts and pieces of fabric art on display and free educational activities on the show floor.



To maintain the high standards set for 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.


The requirements for the Chicago and Houston editions of the International Quilt Festival are the same. 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 77063


We will notify you of the action taken by the Screening Committee through 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.


If you require further assistance, please call Rose Reyes at 1-713-781-6864, ext. 125. You may also submit your screening information electronically to


We look forward to welcoming you to International Quilt Festival!