Austin Convention Center
500 E. Cesar Chavez, 512/404-4000
We're partial to SXSW (hosted here in March), but this 176,000 sq. ft. welcome wagon also hosts Semicon Southwest and over 50 other trade shows and meets per year. It houses intimate spaces for meetings of 10 as well as exhibit halls with capacities over 4,000.
The world's premier modern quilting event returns to Austin with nearly 600 quilts on display, including the works of Victoria Findlay Wolfe and the Amish of Lancaster County, PA. Demos, merchandise, and much quilty camaraderie all around! Feb. 20-23. Thu.-Sat., 10am-6pm; Sun., 10am-4pm. $12.
Presented by the Modern Quilt Guild, QuiltCon is the largest modern quilting show of its kind. See quilts on display, participate in workshops and lectures led by leading designers and quilters, and visit vendors and exhibitors. Thu.-Sun. Feb. 20-23.