As mentioned in our program update, we’ve added an additional day of programming for h+h americas 2024. We’re encouraging attendees to arrive earlier than in previous years. Instead of arriving on May 1, prepare to arrive on Tuesday, April 30, 2024, for a full day of activities. Tickets are now available for h+h americas 2024 so you can begin planning your trip!
Product Academy is one of our new events for 2024 that you don’t want to miss. Occurring on Tuesday evening, it offers retailers an opportunity to learn more about new product lines and services available from h+h americas’ exhibitors.
Product Academy will give retailers a head start so they can hit the ground running when the show officially opens on May 1. Exhibitors at Product Academy will showcase exclusive products as well as any additional product lines or services that coordinate with them. This early-bird event should help attendees create a more efficient h+h americas 2024 schedule for themselves.
We know that it can feel overwhelming to strategize exhibitor booth visits once the showroom floor opens. With more than 300 exhibitors currently lined up for h+h americas 2024—and more exhibitors being added every day!—it’s essential for attendees to have a deliberate plan for visiting h+h americas. Product Academy helps attendees strategize their show schedule by familiarizing them with the products they can expect to find at exhibitor booths. This is especially helpful for high traffic booths catering to large groups of attendees. Retailers should prepare to visit Product Academy with a plan in mind: find the companies that align with your brand, learn more about their new products, and make lists to place orders at company booths during May 1-3.
So, who will be presenting at Product Academy? We’re still finalizing the Product Academy line up, but you can expect to see the following companies presenting on Tuesday night:
One of the world’s leading sewing and embroidery machine manufacturers for more than 125 years, BERNINA returns to h+h americas 2024 ready to showcase new products and accessories to delight quilters and sewing enthusiasts. BERNINA is known for quality, innovation, and precision.
Brewer Quilting and Sewing has served as a sewing supply distributor for independent shop owners since 1914. In addition to a full range of sewing machines, supplies, and accessories, Brewer includes many sought-after and in-demand brands under its umbrella, include Kaffe Fassett Designs, Tilda Fabrics, Tula Pink Hardware, Christa Quilts, and others.
ByAnnie is a family company stewarded by Annie Unrein, a lifetime quilter and pattern designer (Patterns by Annie). Launched in 2000, ByAnnie believes in creating accessible patterns for quilters of all skill sets, as well as forwarding innovative products such as ByAnnie’s Soft and Stable. The brand approaches quilting, sewing, and product designs from the perspective of quilters and sewists.
Founded by Toshio Okado in 1925, Clover Needlecraft’s expansive product line includes tools and accessories for knitters, crochets, quilters, embroiderers, sewists, and crafters of all specialities including beading, weaving, macrame, and more. What began as a wholesale company for needles and handicraft accessories has since grown into a major manufacturer for ubiquitous craft tools trusted by crafters everywhere.
Famoré creates top-notch products for crafters, sewists, costume makers, quilters, and hobby enthusiasts. What began as a reseller of products soon became an innovator serving the crafts community with new, high-quality products. Since 2015, Famoré has made inroads with the cosplay community, providing this creative group with tips and tools for crafting next-level costumes.
FreeSpirit Fabrics provides high-quality fabrics and textiles to retailers around the globe. Beloved by sewists and quilters, FreeSpirit Fabrics creates fabrics and designs for quilting, crafting, home décor and more. FreeSpirit’s global portfolio of leading designers support the diverse and expressive Free Spirit product line and fabric collections.
Kimberbell began when Kim Christopherson decided to pause her career to be a stay-at-home mother. When her sister opened a quilt shop, the Kimberbell brand really took off. Kimberbell’s line of exclusive products, patterns, projects and quilting, embroidery, and sewing events fill quilt retail shops around the globe
In business for more than 100 years, Marcus Fabrics specializes in fine cottons and novelty fabrics to inspire the creative quilter and sewist. They have become an industry leader and innovator in the creation of reproduction quilt fabrics via a state-of-the-art in-house studio.
Riley Blake Designs is a family-owned fabric manufacturer that grew out of a desire to create fresh, colorful fabrics and patterns with a broad appeal. One of the leading manufacturers in the quilting and sewing industries, Riley Blake has partnered with brands like Mattel®, Crayola®, and NASA to design fabric collections, notions, and finished goods.
Puppy Girl Designs is the brainchild of Lynn Kane, who began designing hand embroidery and quilt patterns after a long career in emergency services. Kane’s focus is on creating patterns for the meditative stitcher with hand embroidered pattern designs for quilted cards, postcards, and more.
Lewis & Irene is a British textile company founded in 2013. Focusing on craft cottons, Lewis & Irene’s fabrics pull inspiration from nature and a love of the countryside. The family-owned company is dedicated to sustainable cotton production and manufacturing and can be found in retailer shops around the world.
The Whole Country Caboodle is a family owned and operated quilting and sewing business in operation since 1992. In addition to offering fabrics, patterns, kits, tools and accessories, owners Kaytlyn and Leanne design fabrics together for The Whole Country Caboodle and notable brands like Henry Glass Fabrics.
For more than 55 years, Timeless Treasures has been a leading fabric source for quilters. Timeless Treasures’ unique, high quality fabrics include batiks, novelty prints, blenders, flannels and more.
Are you ready to attend Product Academy and find your next best-selling product? Get your ticket to h+h americas 2024 now!