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Artist Coops Provide Community, Connection for Local Makers

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.

The Big List of Craft Fairs and Festivals

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!

Take a Craft Business Class at h+h americas

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.

Trade Show 101 + Wholesale 101

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.

Fall 2021 Quilt Market Postponed

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.

Announcing h+h americas

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.

The Return of the In-Person Craft 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.

Show Report: Creativation+ 2021

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.

Show Report: QuiltCon Together

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.

Podcast Episode #188: Tricia Brancolini-Foley of Handmade Arcade

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.

Local Yarn Store Day is September 12, 2020

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.

Bead&Button Show and Magazine to Close Permanently

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.

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