QuiltCon 2020 featured new leadership, engaging speakers, vendors, and the best of modern quilting. Read our show recap for a vendor and quilt show trend report, interviews with new MQG leaders, information about future QuiltCon events, and more.
Catch the highlights from the 2020 edition of the Road to California Quilters’ Conference & Showcase which ran last week and celebrated its 25th anniversary.
SNAP Conference is an annual event held in Salt Lake City, Utah, targeting creative bloggers/content creators. This year in 2019, it ran Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, April 11-13. In their own words from the conference’s website: “We’re joined by the best bloggers representing modern handmade, contemporary craft, mind-blowing home-based events, and DIY, along with dozens of creative entrepreneurs.” Stephanie Woodson was there and brings us this report.
Carolina Moore says Creativation, the annual trade show for the Association for Creative Industries (AFCI) which took place in Phoenix Arizona January 17-21, 2019 was smaller this year and there was intrigue surrounding the move to a management agency, but was still a great show that was absolutely worth attending. Here’s her report.
Last month I had the pleasure of attending my very first Craftcation. I was there to teach a sewing class, lead a panel discussion about teaching craft, and spread the word about Craft Industry Alliance. I had no idea I’d get much much more out of it. I had fun, met great people, lined up some contributors to CIA, and learned new craft skills!
Craftcation is a truly unique event, held every spring in Ventura, California. The weather is amazing, the hotel is very near to the beach, and the town is lovely. Best of all, the conference is incredibly well-planned so there’s always something going on that’s fun, informative, and inspiring.
Crafters spent about $36.2 billion dollars on creative products in 2017, mostly at physical stores but also on the internet and through catalogs, according to a study commissioned by the Association For Creative Industries (AFCI). Learn more of the results from this study, plus get a glimpse into trends and new products spotted at Creativation 2018 in Phoenix.
Erin Dollar attended West Coast Craft, a juried exhibition of artist and designer craftspeople inspired by the mood and aesthetics of the West Coast lifestyle. She has this report on popular businesses and hot trends.
Fiber lovers, artists, and producers – including the four-legged varieties – gathered in Asheville, North Carolina, from October 27-29, 2017, for the 24th annual Southeastern Animal Fiber Fair (SAFF). Ashley Little was there and brings us this report.
The temperature is getting colder, the leaves are turning, and we knitters start gravitating towards casting on more and more sweaters – perfect time to attend a knitting festival.
Last weekend (Sep 30 & Oct 1), Berlin Knits – organized by Marion Bulin and Stefanie Palm, owners of online-only yarn shop Yarn Over Berlin – attracted a huge crowd of both Germany- and Europe-based knitters. Our European special correspondent, Hanna Lisa Haferkamp, was there and brings us this report.
The NY NOW trade show, held every August and February in New York City, is a dizzying array of home decor, gifts, food, clothing and accessories — including plenty of small craft businesses. Writer, Lisa Chamoff, attended the show this month and brings us this report.