A unique stand-alone conference and educational experience tailored to bring industry hopefuls together with industry leaders of today. The premier Threads of Success will run concurrently with the 2019 Quilt Market in Houston and will feature classes, networking events, and lectures geared specifically toward new or budding entrepreneurs.


Anyone interested in breaking into the quilting or sewing industry as a designer, writer, or retailer. 


  • 35 individual classes will provide content for four Focus Tracks: Fabric Designers, Pattern Designers, Writers/Teachers, and Retailers/Inventors

  • Additional general interest offerings in copyright law and accounting/finance concepts

  • Three breakfasts and two luncheons featuring speakers who are leaders in the industry and beyond

  • A mentorship program involving a key group of well-known names in the business

  • Exclusive access to the Quilt Market trade show floor among exhibitors and attendees on the last day of the show

Attendees will also have the opportunity to enroll for the popular Quilt Market Schoolhouse Series event at time of registration. Schoolhouse Series is an exciting, information-filled forum for manufacturers, designers, publishers, and retailers to present new products and techniques. Schoolhouse Series includes more than 250 sessions offered over the course of the day, with 20-25 offered each 15 or 30 minute interval. Schoolhouse takes place from 10 am-6 pm on Friday, October 25, 2019. 


​You will also get answers to questions, network with others facing similar challenges, learn to avoid expensive mistakes, explore how to market yourself and your talents, and learn to manage your money and business. In addition, you will gain knowledge on how to move from hobby to business, get your work published, increase your online presence, expand your creative and business networks, and gain unprecedented access to the hub of the quilting industry. 


The cost to register for Threads of Success is $750. Registration includes access to all classes, keynote sessions, three breakfasts, two luncheons, exclusive access to the Threads of Success mentorship program, and access to the Quilt Market show floor on the last day of the event. Access to the Quilt Market Schoolhouse Series event is an additional $30. 


Travel and hotel accommodations are not included in the cost or registration and should be handled by each individual participant. You will find specially negotiated discount hotel and transportation rates for attendees on the PLAN YOUR TRIP page. 

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