What is Quilt Market?

You’ve seen the hashtag, now learn about the industry event for stores and manufacturers.

Originally posted on May 17, 2018 by Cheryl Sleboda

Over on Instagram, the hashtag #quiltmarket is trending.  What is this event that everyone is at?  Well, it’s actually a twice-a-year show that’s open to the trade only.  That means you must have an active business in quilting or sewing to be able to attend.  This is the show where designers launch new patterns, manufacturers debut upcoming fabric lines or new tools, and shop owners get that sneak peek to bring it all to a store near you.

Many of these products are in pre-production stages and won’t be released until the fall.  Store owners also get a chance to connect with each other and share tips and learn from experts.  Designers spend a lot of time thinking about the perfect Market booth to attract new shops to their product lines.  You can see some of those booths online under the hashtag #quiltmarket.

Laurie Baker, the editor of Modern Quilts Unlimited, will be walking the show floor, meeting with designers, looking at all the new fabrics, and even doing some Facebook videos from the show floor!  We’re excited to show you some of the cool finds at Quilt Market.

What products are you most excited to see?  Be sure to share it with us on Facebook!


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