Riley Blake Designs is heading to h+h americas!

We are so excited to share that we will be attending the 2024 h+h americas show! So, what is h+h americas all about?

The annual h+h americas in Rosemont, IL is the premier event for the North American Handicraft Industry and the sister event of h+h cologne (Germany), the world’s largest trade fair for the crafts sector.

Designed for the B2B community, this trade show is unique as it offers a physical trade show in combination with a digital marketplace open to any professionals of the crafts industry. Unlike other events, h+h americas operates without any membership restrictions and offers seasonal products and services to the entire crafts sector carefully timed for buyers in May 2024.

The 2023 event featured 263 exhibitors from 22 countries and attracted 2,560+ attendees from all 50 states and 41 countries.

– h+h americas website

Who is h+h americas for?

h+h americas is the premier wholesale trade show uniting the crafts industry. Discover visionary brands, learn from experts, and be inspired. The place where creativity meets business.

Please Note: h+h americas is an industry-only tradeshow. If you are an RBD Customer and will be attending this event, we would love to see you!

To set an appointment at h+h americas, please contact your regional account executive or our customer care team at and 801-816-0540.

Today we are sharing some of our plans for this exciting event and who will be joining us there!

Say Hi to the Designers!

We are so excited to have some of your favorite RBD Designers joining us at h+h americas!

Lori Holt

Lori is coming to h+h americas!! We know that many of you will be excited to meet Lori Holt in person and she has some special plans during the show. Lori will be hosting a book signing!

Lori’s book signing will be held on Wednesday, May 1 from 11 am to Noon in the RBD booth (#4023). The first 50 people get a free autographed book and the next 50 people will receive a Bloom Where You’re Planted Zipper Pouch.

If you can’t join us on Wednesday, Lori will be having her meet & greet on Thursday, May 2nd from 10:30 – 11:30am in the RBD Booth. We will have goodies for the first 100 people!

Jill Finley

Jill is joining us at h+h to showcase her upcoming collection, Perennial!

Beverly McCullough

Bev is attending h+h and is showcasing two new collections! Melody and Berry Market.

Jennifer Long

Jennifer of Sew A Story will be showcasing her It Takes A Village collection. Jennifer’s collections are so unique and fun to see in person!

Karen Walker

Karen is attending h+h to introduce her new collection, Sewing your Oats. We love Karen’s quilt patterns and know her display will be fabulous!

We are also excited to share that Liberty Fabrics will be presenting with us! Our friends at Liberty always provide the most stunning quilts and you will not want to miss seeing what is coming from Liberty next!

Melissa Gilbert Main Stage Program

We shared a sneak peek about this on our social accounts but now we can share some more details with you!

Melissa Gilbert is the designer of the Modern Prairie product line for Riley Blake, which finds its muse in the cherished series, Little House on the Prairie (“LHOTP”). Gilbert is known fondly as Laura Ingalls Wilder from the Little House on the Prairie television series. From fashion to home design, the product range is a testament to the enduring allure of Americana and prairie chic style, thoughtfully reimagined to cater to the demands of the contemporary world.

Wednesday, May 1 at 1:30-2:15 pm

The Main Stage will be on the exhibition floor and the presentations are all included with your entry! You can CLICK HERE to see the other Main Stage events.

Thank you for everyone who sent in questions for Melissa! We are so looking forward to this event.

Tuesday, April 30th – Product Academy

All new this year, the Product Academy grants early access to products, techniques, and books, giving you a crucial head start on the trade show floor. We will be in Room 26 with back to back sessions from Cindy Cloward, Lori Holt, Jennifer Long, Jill Finley, & Beverly McCullough. CLICK HERE for the session details and to see what each person will be presenting!

We are so excited for our first year at h+h americas and don’t worry- if you can’t attend the show we will be sharing lots of content on our social media accounts!

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