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Quilt Festivals & Shows

Thu, 31 Oct


George R. Brown Convention Center

International Quilt Festival 2024, Houston, Texas

International Quilt Festival 2024, Houston, Texas
International Quilt Festival 2024, Houston, Texas

Time & Location

31 Oct 2024, 9:00 am GMT-5 – 03 Nov 2024, 4:00 pm GMT-6

George R. Brown Convention Center, 1001 Avenida De Las Americas, Houston, TX 77010, USA

About the Event

Quilts, Inc. is the parent company of one public show and two trade shows for the quilting and soft crafts industry. Founded by Karoline Bresenhan, the event premiered in 1975 in Houston and attracts more than 55,000 attendees from more than 35 countries over a 4 day period.

Entry fee typically starts at $15 for a day.

Preview night is on 30 Oct and has separate timings for class participants and general public.

2 Nov, Thursday  10 am-6 pm

3 Nov, Friday        10 am-6 pm

4 Nov, Saturday  10 am-6 pm

5 Nov, Sunday     10 am-4 pm


The event includes a quilt show competition and special exhibits. Over 1,500 quilts and pieces of fabric art are expected to be on display based on earlier events.

It is the 50 anniversary year . To commemorate the event, a special section of Red-White- Blue quilts  will be a special exhibit. The quilts can be antique or contemporary, or Art, Traditional, or Modern in design. You can check the rules of this exhibit here. 

The other topics for entry are 

Celebrate life

Hands all around

In full bloom

In the American tradition

Landscape quilts

Modern quilts- a twist on tradition

Save the planet

Tactile architecture

Text on textiles

Entry fee is $20 (non-refundable).

Registration for the Quilt Show Competition is now open. Winners get non-purchase prize in cash. 

Advance online tickets will be available from July.


The 2023 festival had  256 classes, 33 lectures, 2 forums and 1 sampler. About 87 instructors from all over the world were at the festival . 

Information on 2024 event is yet to be updated. Check the class page for updates. 


The event will have a merchant market. The last editions saw more than 1,000 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.

The event also has a Wholesale trade show - Quilt Market Houston

Dates: October 26-28, 2024


George R. Brown Convention Center

1001 Avenida de las Americas

Houston, Texas


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Updates of 2024 event are awaited. Meanwhile, check out Quiltah's summary of  International Quilt Festival, Houston 2023

There are travel agencies who offer the International Quilt Festival as part of their travel itinerary.

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