Breaking Quilt News!

Many of your Quilts Inc. crew have descended upon Long Beach to get ready to open International Quilt Festival/Long Beach later this week and while we hang quilts, set up sewing machines, prep the irons, and sort the show tickets, we have another wonderful thing to be excited about:  We are bringing International Quilt Festival back to Rosemont/Chicago! This does not mean Rosemont will be replacing Cincinnati, it simply means we are adding Rosemont to our roster of International Quilt Festivals.

Read the press release below to find out more…


Back by popular demand…
International Quilt Festival returns to
Chicago with a new edition in 2013!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—July 23, 2012—For eight years, the
spring edition of International Quilt Festival/Chicago was a muststop
destination for quilt fans—especially those from the midwest—
until its final edition in 2010. That show drew more than 20,000

Today, Festival Founder and Director Emeritus Karey Bresenhan
announced that the show will return to the city from June 21-23, 2013,
with Preview Night on June 20. Quilt Festival will again be held at
the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont (just minutes
outside of Chicago).

“I am thrilled with this development and excited to bring the show
back to Chicago,” Bresenhan says. “We had a lot of positive
experiences there, and I expect that it will only get better in the
coming years.”

However, she also noted that this show will not replace the current
spring edition of Festival that is held in Cincinnati, Ohio. It is a new
addition to the schedule. Also, the Chicago Festival will offer a
number of great mini-classes and lots of educational opportunities—
such as Create on the Spot!—that attendees can sign up for right on
the show floor. It will not have individual classes and lectures in
separate rooms as in previous years.

Additionally, the city of Rosemont has recently opened MB Financial
Park, an exciting new dining, shopping, and entertainment district
located just one block from the Stephens Center.

Places open either now or by Festival dates include Toby Keith’s This
Bar and Grill, Five Roses Pub, Hofbräuhaus Chicago, Park Tavern,
My Big Fat Greek Restaurant, and Adobe Gila’s. The Park also
includes Zanies Comedy Club, Kings Bowling Lanes, and the 18-
screen Muvico Theaters. Find out more at

For more information on this new edition of International Quilt Festival, visit our website at and look for future announcements here on our Facebook page,

7 responses

  1. Thank goodness. I was so unhappy when they moved it to Cincinnati. I live in Chicago — Cincinnati is too far away for a weekend jaunt for me right now, with work. I was at the Donald Stephenson Ctr. over the weekend for another show, and I was remembering how I would go to the quilt show there and feeling sad. What a relief.

  2. This is the best new almost today.. the best news is I just adopted a new kitty.. and she is just the love of my life… ( so is my husband!)

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