Artist coops present an interesting opportunity to sell your work. A coop is an organization owned and democratically controlled by its members, and in the case of an artist coop, the organization can provide professional services for its members including gallery space or shelf space at its brick-and-mortar store location.
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!
Are you interested in developing new skills to run your craft business? Take some classes at h+h americas, the premier trade show for the crafts industry coming to Chicago June 22-24, 2022.
Crystal Pepperdine founded Flint Handmade, a non-profit organization that creates inclusive pop-up art and craft events for local residents. This year Flint Handmade is celebrating its 15th anniversary.
In these back-to-back sessions, you’ll learn how to set up your first trade show booth, grow your brand, and forge important connections by exhibiting at a trade show. And you’ll understand how to price and package your work for wholesale.
Applications are now open to teach at h+h americas in Chicago June 22-24.
Quilt Market for the fall of 2021 was planned to be an in-person trade show, but organizers announced tonight that the show has been postponed.
The International Sewing Arts Festival is an all-new event geared directly towards the garment and home décor sewist and put on by the owners of the popular quilt show, Road to California.
The premier trade show for the crafts industry, h+h, is coming to North America. We’re proud to be the strategic partner to produce this new show.
As more states lift restrictions on in-person gatherings, craft fairs and trade shows are coming back. We talk with attendees and organizers about what they’re anticipating.
The stories behind what we make as crafters provide a richness that imbues our handwork with meaning. Capturing and preserving those stories for quilts is the mission of the Quilt Alliance, and is a goal of their upcoming virtual event, Quilters Take a Moment.
Craft trends, pandemic pivoting, and creating a more diverse industry were among more than 25 seminars and discussions at the Creativation+ Featuring Art Materials World’s first virtual trade show.
The Modern Quilt Guild pivoted many months ago, making the decision to hold QuiltCon online. Taking place last weekend, 7,000 people registered for QuiltCon Together and it was a highly successful virtual event. Meg Cox brings us this report.
In this podcast interview, Tricia Brancolini-Foley, the Executive Director of Handmade Arcade in Pittsburgh, talks about the evolution of that indie craft show including becoming a non-profit, working with the Pittsburgh arts community, and pivoting to a virtual show during COVID.
International Quilt Association, Host of World of Beauty Show at Quilt Festival in Houston, to Shut Down
The International Quilt Association, the non-profit that runs the World of Beauty quilt show at International Quilt Festival in Houston each November, announced today that it will be closing down due to low membership numbers and the impact of COVID-19.
When TNNA closed down in April some shop owners were unsure whether Local Yarn Store Day would continue, but the good news is this beloved event will keep going, drawing customers into local yarn stores.
The Bead&Button Show and Magazine will close down permanently says owner Kalmbach Media. Declining attendance at the show, plus ad and sponsorship revenue, and the pandemic led to the decision.
When COVID-19 hit scrapbooking event organizers had to regroup, canceling the events they had planned and figuring out new models to reach their customers virtually.
Concerns about COVID-19 have caused craft industry event organizers to cancel shows throughout the spring and summer. Now, show cancelations are also being announced for the fall and winter season including Rhinebeck and the AQS shows.
Benjamin Levisay, CEO of XRX, announced today that the company will be putting on a trade show for the yarn industry in May 2021, stepping to fill the void left by TNNA.