Maeri Howard attend CHSI stitches in Birmingham last week and brings us the highlights and her overall impression of this large knitting, sewing, and craft trade show.
QuiltCon 2017 took place last weekend, February 23-26, 2017. Presented by the Modern Quilt Guild (MQG), QuiltCon is the largest modern quilting show of its kind. This year’s event took place at the Savannah International Trade and Convention Center in warm, sunny downtown Savannah, not far from the campus of the Savannah College of Art and Design. This is the fourth QuiltCon. Here’s our report on the show.
Are you ready to reach a larger audience and generate a reliable source of revenue? Selling your work wholesale can grow your business in a huge way!
Creativation is the new name for the CHA Mega Show. Will the rebranding be enough to increase attendance? Is it the right show for you?
Grace Dobush attended Creativation (the rebranded CHA Mega Show) and reports back with 5 big craft trends for 2017.
Whatever type of creative work you do, having a solo show may take your professional and creative life to the next level. Here’s how to do it!
The Handweavers Guild of America (HGA) announced that it will significantly increase teacher compensation in order to keep the conference pay competitive.
Networking might sound like a nightmare when you’re introverted by nature. But it’s super important to building your business and community, and it doesn’t have to be a drag.
From conception to completion, here’s how Susanne Miller Jones successfully created an acclaimed themed quilt show called Fly Me to the Moon.
Independent craft shows have sprung up everywhere in the last few years. They’re a great opportunity to meet customers and colleagues. Here’s a roundup!
A conference and/or tradeshow packing checklist to help you come prepared for business opportunities, and personal comfort!
Attending a craft business conference can be a transformative experience. What should you bring? Craftcation owner Nicole Stevenson lends her expert advice.
Traveling to a show can be expensive, so it’s important to make each trip worthwhile. How should a craft business owner determine which shows to attend?
Teaching at conferences can be a great way to build a national teaching resume. Expert Ashley Nickels shares her tips for making the experience successful.
XOXO Festival took place in Portland, Oregon last week. Kelly Rand was at this unique event and brings us this report.
Exhibiting at trade shows gives a craft business owner a chance to get their products into the hands of potential wholesale clients. Here are some tips.
In this new occasional blog series, Ask a Craft Show Organizer, Megan Green of the indie craft show Craftin’ Outlaws answers your burning questions about craft show success.
An open letter to the community from John Bolton, General Manager of Interweave. This letter apologizes for and announces corrections in favor of teachers.
Changes to Interweave Yarn Fest Contract Shift Financial Risk and Promotional Burden from Show Organizers to Teachers
#FairFiberWage was a trending topic on Twitter last week after fiber arts teacher Abby Franquemont published a piece on Medium entitled, What Does It Cost to Hire Top Talent in the Fiber Arts? I’m Glad You Asked. The conversation was spurred by the latest contract offered by F+W Media to Interweave Yarn Fest teachers. We explore what the contract looks like now and what the implications are for teachers at this show.
Unanimous Craft is an index of places where you can sell your handmade and small batch work. It’s is a database of great brick and mortar shops that sell handmade items, websites where you can list your creations, and people who produce craft shows. Craft Industry Alliance members get a discounted rate now through September 15. Find out more.