Monday, April 12, 2010
IQF moves spring venue from Chicago to Cincinnati in 2011
Quilts, Inc., the producers of International Quilt Festival, announced today that the location of the show’s spring edition will move from Chicago to Cincinnati, Ohio, beginning in 2011.
The first International Quilt Festival in Cincinnati will take place April 8-10, 2011, with Preview Night and classes beginning April 7. Spring Festival’s new home will be the Duke Energy Convention Center.
“We're all about trying new things, and after eight years in our current location, we're happy that we will be able to act on many of the suggestions made on our recent attendee surveys,” says Festival director Karey Bresenhan.
“These include such things as providing easier parking, more accommodation options, and access to a great variety of restaurants at all price levels. All will be available when we make this move.”
The final edition of International Quilt Festival/Chicago will take place as usual from April 16-18 of this year (with Preview Night and classes beginning on April 15) at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, in Rosemont, Illinois.
“We've enjoyed making new friends at our Chicago-area show, and we’re looking forward to seeing many of them just about 300 miles away in our new location,” Bresenhan continues. “I think this shows that we're really sincere in our desire to seek out and act upon well-thought-out suggestions for improving our shows to make them as appealing to quilters and quilt lovers as possible.”