CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - The Cincinnati USA Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) welcomes the return of the International Quilt Festival from April 11-13, 2013 at the Duke Energy Convention Center.
One of the key events kicking off the region's 2013 convention season, the festival will play host to more than 15,000 quilting professionals and hobbyists.
First booked in Cincinnati USA in 2011, the International Quilt Festival brings with it nearly $700,000 in economic impact for 2013 and more than $2 million in direct attendee spending over the last three years (2011-2013). More than 2,280 booked hotel room nights complement the event this year, which is slated to return to the Duke Energy Convention Center annually through 2018.
Promoting the appreciation and art of quilting around the world, there will be 55 hands-on classes and 14 industry-renowned teachers. This year's festival will offer an experience of unique and engaging opportunities steeped in time-honored tradition.
Classes will be offered with subjects from beginning quilting to expert techniques. And, more than 300 stunning quilts will be on display, including exhibits with local ties like the "Cincinnati Modern Quilt Guild Presents: A Modern Spin on the Dresden Plate Block" and "The View From Here: Quilts from the Ohio River Valley."
The event is open to the public and daily admission is $10. A full show pass is available for $25 with separate pricing for seniors and students ($8) as well as a Preview Night on Wednesday, April 10.