“Celebrate Spring,” International Quilt Association Show in Rosemont, Illinois, Moves to Cincinnati, Ohio, for 2011 & 2010 Winners Posted Online

Some of the 2010 winners of the IQA’s “Celebrate Spring” Show in Rosemont, Illinois, are online  at:  http://www.quilts.org/winners-spring.html

The site will list all the finalists beginning  on April 16, 2010.

The venue for the Show next year will be in Cincinnati, Ohio,  April 8 – 11, 2011, at the Duke Energy Convention Center.  It has been in the Chicago area at the Donald Stephens Convention Center for eight years now.

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  1. Mimi

     /  April 13, 2010

    So what is the point of moving the show to Cincinnati?

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  2. I don’t have anything official, but I heard that the expense for meals, lodging, and parking are very high in Rosemont, and that the IQA was looking for a less expensive venue.
    That would make sense to me. Just the parking alone cost $22 per day to park near the convention center and $13 per day to park a block away. I don’t know yet what it will cost when I get there Thursday.

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  3. BSR

     /  July 29, 2010

    One of the great things about moving to Cincinnati is that people who can’t travel to Chicago or Houston will finally have the opportunity to attend what I’ve heard is a fabulous show. There are lots of quilters and quilt lovers in our area. I can’t wait to go and will only have to travel an hour to get there!

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  4. Rita Micek

     /  January 18, 2011

    I am so sorry to hear that the Chicago International Quilt
    Festival was moved to Cincinnati. That was always the Hi Lite of the spring season. Don’t know if I will make it to Cincinnati. My son worked right across the street from the Rosemont convention center, so I always made the trip from my home in Duncan, NE to Chicago and he would drop me off at the center for classes etc. When I received the booklet, I wondered why they would have the show in Cincannati the same time as the Chicago show. I only missed twice because of grandchildren’s events . So sorry to hear that.

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  5. Joanie Wallrich

     /  February 21, 2011

    Wow, I am blown away. I just found out that the quilt show will not be in Chicago this year. That is upsetting for me, as I am handicapped and traveling is not possible. I live 30 minutes from Rosemont, so I always looked forward to spring and the quilt show. I hope you reconsider and return the show to Chicago next year. Maybe find another town in the area that would be cheaper.

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  6. helen becker

     /  February 28, 2011

    schocked!!!! There was always a crowd at Rosemont. This was a highlight to my spring as Paducah was a distance to drive. If cost was a problem why didn’t they look into Rockford or Dekalb.

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  7. I’m so sorry to hear the quilt show will not be in Chicago. I always looked forward to attending every year. It seems there aren’t any big quilt shows in the Chicago area anymore. WHAT A SHAME. Too costly to travel these days. I guess I’ll have to miss it.

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  8. gerri burkhart

     /  March 25, 2011

    I’M SO HAPPY THE QUILT SHOW IS COMING TO CINCINNATI I’VE BEEN ONCE TO HOUSTON, WAS WONDERFUL, I LIVE IN NORTHREN KENTUC KY WHAT A TREAT THANKS GERRI

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