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Trade shows and craft conferences provide valuable opportunities to promote your business, network with other professionals, and learn more about the industry.

Even if you can’t attend each and every event for your niche, you can use this list to explore what events are happening in 2022, and follow along with the highlights posted online or on social media.

We’ve gathered the locations and dates of the biggest craft industry trade shows and business conferences taking place in 2022. Some events will be virtual, others will be held in-person. You can download the PDF version by clicking the icon on the right. Know of a conference or trade show that we missed? Let us know in the comments below.

2020 craft conferences and trade shows

Trade Shows

January

Creativeworld 
January 2 – 29, 2022
Frankfurt am Main, Germany

STITCHES Expo at home
January 7 – 9, 2022
Virtual Event

Winter Las Vegas Market
January 23 – 27, 2022
Las Vegas, NV, USA

February

Shoppe Object
February 5 – 7, 2022
New York, NY, USA

NY NOW Winter Market
February 6 – 9, 2022
New York, NY, USA

American Handcrafted Show
February 19 – 21, 2022
Philadelphia, PA, USA

CHSI Stitches
February 27 – 28, 2022
Birmingham, UK

March

Atlanta Spring Market
March 2 – 4, 2022
Atlanta, GA, USA

STITCHES West
March 3 – 6, 2022
Sacramento, CA, USA

Nashville Needlework Market
March 4 – 6, 2022
Nashville, TN, USA

h+h Cologne
March 18 – 20, 2022
Cologne, Germany

MJSA Expo
March 20 – 22, 2022
New York, NY, USA

April

Creativation
April 10 – 12, 2022
Orlando, FL, USA

International Quilt Market
April 12 – 14, 2022
Salt Lake City, UT, USA

VDTA-SDTA International Trade Show & Convention
April 20 – 22, 2022
Las Vegas, NV, USA

SF NOW
April 28 – 29, 2022
San Francisco CA, USA

June

JCK Las Vegas
June 10 – 13, 2022
Las Vegas, NV, USA

h&h americas
June 22 – 24, 2022
Chicago, IL, USA

August

NY NOW Summer Market
August 14 – 17, 2022
New York, NY, USA

October

International Quilt Market
October 29 – 31, 2022
Houston, TX, USA

Craft Conferences

January

Craft Napa 2021: Uncorked at Home
January 6 – 9, 2022
Virtual Event

Craft Napa 2022
January 13 – 16, 2022
Napa Valley, CA, USA

February

QuiltCon
February 16 – 20, 2022
Pheonix, AZ, USA

March

2021 NCECA Conference
March 25 – 28, 2022
Richmond, VA, USA

July

CGOA Chain Link Conference
July 20– 23, 2022
New Orleans, LA, USA

Connect with fellow members

Planning to attend one of these events? You may find that other Craft Industry Alliance members are attending, too! Share your plans in on our Members-only Facebook Group, and connect with other members who are attending craft conferences and trade shows in 2022.

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