At its core, h+h americas is a celebration of artists, makers, crafters, and creators. Our mission is to unite the crafts industry to enable businesses, content creators, entrepreneurs, and crafters to network and forge lasting relationships. We also want to invigorate our community, so we’ve developed a range of artistic experiences at h+h americas to inspire attendees and exhibitors.

These are just a handful of experiences we have planned for h+h americas 2024. We encourage attendees and exhibitors to explore our program overview to see more!

Famore Cutlery Presents h+h americas Cosplay Fashion Show Competition & Exhibition

EV Cosplay dressed as Yennefer from The Witcher series

EV Cosplay dressed as Yennefer from The Witcher series

Famore Cutlery proudly presents the 1st Annual h+h americas Cosplay Fashion Show Competition! 

Prepare to be dazzled as we showcase the extraordinary talents of cosplay contestants like Mike D. and Jordan H. (@caffeinecraft + @setterspecs); Valerie M. (@vmeachum); Madison L. (@maddog_cosplays); Lori L. (@scissorwizardcos); @piratefoxcosplay; EV Cosplay (@ev_cosplay); Nola L. (@nolishnolachu); Emily W. (@lunaladyoflight); Justine Y. (@weeb_next_door); Taylor B. (@taylor.rosebud); Gabrielle A. (@mncross); Scarlet S. (@scarletstitchstudios); Hannah M. (@adrianasaccessorys); and Montana S. (@tanakaycos). With over $9,000 in cash and prizes from our generous sponsors up for grabs, the competition will be fierce as contestants vie for the top honors. 

 Mark your calendars for 3:00 pm CT on Thursday, May 2, and join us on the Main Stage in Hall D for the Cosplay Fashion Show. After the show, stick around and mingle with the cosplay makers during our cocktail hour starting at 4:00 pm. After the fashion show, there will be a Meet the Maker session from 4-5 pm at the Main Stage during the free cocktail hour.

The Fashion Show is separate from the Cosplay Exhibition. Costumes will be on display in Hall A, Booth 14 when not worn by contestants during the Fashion Show.

Our list of sponsor judges includes: Sebastian Rivera, Chief Operations Officer at Famore Cutlery; Michele Muska, Director of Content at Oliso; Calista Ngai, Marketing Director at WonderFil Specialty Threads; Kate Brennan, Educator at Janome America, Inc.; Roxane Cerda, Senior Editor at C&T Publishing; Arvin Pairavi, President of Shannon Fabrics.

Our sponsoring companies include: Famore Cutlery (Platinum Cosplay Sponsor); Oliso (Gold Cosplay Sponsor); Janome (Gold Cosplay Sponsor); WonderFil Specialty Threads (Gold Cosplay Sponsor); FanPowered Press (Gold Cosplay Sponsor); Shannon Fabrics (Gold Cosplay Sponsor).

Studio Art Quilt Associates ‘Connections’ Exhibition

We’re thrilled to include a quilt exhibition from Studio Art Quilt Associates titled “Connections.” As the name suggests, “Connections” will include 37 pieces of quilted art that exemplify bonds, connections, and relationships. Look for “Connections” near Entrance Hall A.  

LOOM360 Presented by Nowhere Collective

Nowhere Collective is bringing a revolutionary live art project to h+h americas 2024! LOOM360 is a community activated weaving project that reuses end-of-life textiles and clothing from the community to create a collaborative woven tapestry. 

We welcome attendees to bring their old textiles to h+h americas for inclusion in the project. Textiles can be cut beforehand into .75″ to 1.75″ wide ribbons, or we can also cut the ribbons on site. The LOOM360 project will be located in the Lobby and can be found on the h+h americas floor map via Nowhere Collective.

LOOM360 is designed and presented by Nowhere Collective and made possible by Universal Yarn and American Made Brand

NexGen Artist

We’re launching a new feature this year to highlight a young maker from the crafting community—the NexGen Artist. 

Fittingly, our first NexGen Artist is @gennyfromthequiltblock. Also known as Genesis Hall, this inspiring young quilter has been sewing and quilting for less than 5 years. But that hasn’t stopped her from amassing a growing online following inspired by her creations. 

Genesis will host a fireside chat on the h+h americas Main Stage on May 2 at 11:30 am CT! You can also find her at the NexGen Feature Area near Entrance Hall A

Fashion Show

Handmade fashion returns to h+h americas 2024 with something new: the h+h americas Fashion Show!

Join us on the Main Stage on Wednesday, May 1 at 5:15 pm to watch the Fashion Show. Experience new innovative fashion pieces from Berroco, C&T Publishing, Clover Needlecraft, Craft Industry Alliance, DMC, First Byte Designs, FreeSpirit Fabrics, gosadi, Katia USA Inc., Keenan Hand Dyed Yarn, Oliso, Rico Design, Riley Blake Designs, Trailhead Company, Trendsetter Yarn Group, and Universal Yarn.  

Fashion Boulevard

Don’t forget to stop by Fashion Boulevard in Booth 1216 on exhibit floor Hall A to see the latest garment and accessory designs from your favorite fiber and fabric companies! See new looks from Splash Fabrics, Breads n Threads Handmade, First Byte Designs, Art Gallery Fabrics, Loopy Mango, Alize Hand Knitting Yarns, Andover Fabrics, Brewer, and others.


Quilt Exhibits from Free Spirits Fabrics & Hoffman Fabrics

Both FreeSpirit Fabrics and Hoffman Fabrics will host Quilt Exhibits in Hall D. Stop by for inspiration and to see their newest fabrics on display!

Learn more about the artistic experiences and events at h+h americas and get a ticket now!