Updated November 29, 2016
I created this graph using the data that Quilts, Inc. reports in their newsletter after each show. (It took some sleuthing to find newsletters dating back this far). Enrolled = attendance numbers. This graph just shows Fall Market which is more statistically stable because it’s always in Houston. Spring Market moves around and some venues can hold more people than others.
Credentials were tightened for Spring 2014 Market which explains the larger drop in attendance numbers from 2013 to 2014. Still, attendance, exhibitor and booth numbers continue to fall.