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Trade Shows, Conferences, and More!

The employees of Prime Publishing regularly attend trade shows, conferences, and other fun events to stay up-to-date on exciting innovations in the field and connect with fellow craft and food enthusiasts. Check out some pictures from a few of the latest events we’ve attended!

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Prime Publishing… On the Go!

The editors at Prime Publishing love meeting with other craft and food companies, bloggers, and consumers. Make sure to come say, “Hi!” and who knows — maybe you’ll see yourself on this page!

January 2019 – Networking Event at AFCI’S Annual Creativation Show

Prime Publishing hosted their 7th annual Prime Networking Event in January 2019 at AFCI’s annual Creativation trade show. 10 company sponsors and 120+ bloggers, designers, and authors came together for a fun and productive night of networking. The industry’s biggest influencers were able to meet with the biggest company names in the crafting industry to preview new products, discuss new collaboration opportunities, and more!

January 2018 – Prime Publishing Hosts Annual Networking Event at Creativation

This year marked the 6th anniversary of the annual Prime Publishing LLC Networking Event at the AFCI’s annual crafting conference, Creativation. With more than 400 crafting manufacturers and businesses showcasing their 12,000+ products at Creativation, this networking event allowed bloggers, authors, and designers to connect and chat with 14 of the biggest names in the crafting industry in a friendly and relaxed setting.

January 2017 – Networking Event at the Craft and Hobby Association’s Creativation

Prime Publishing hosted a VIP Networking Event, whereby sponsoring brands met with over 140 vetted bloggers, authors and designers. These makers and influencers were able to meet with sponsors and preview new products, and work together on future projects. A productive, fun way to network and quickly grow relationships that will last for years to come!

January 2016 – Networking Event at the Craft and Hobby Association’s Annual Trade Show

Prime Publishing hosted a VIP Networking Event at the Craft Hobby Association annual trade show in January, 2016. We brought together 13 sponsor brands to meet with 140+ vetted bloggers from the craft & DIY industry to foster the creation of new relationships. A great time was had by all!

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January 2015 – Our Blogger Event at CHA – Craft and Hobby Association’s Mega Show

At such a huge trade show like the five-day CHA show in Anaheim, CA, it’s often hard for bloggers and companies to connect on a personal level. Prime Publishing LLC’s event offered bloggers the opportunity to not only meet with company representatives, but also preview new products and discover exclusive details about new items hitting the shelves in 2015.

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October 2014 – International Quilt Market

On the weekend of October 25, 2014, our editors flew to Houston to see the International Quilt Market. The convention center houses both an expanse of professionally crafted quilts and a trade show wherein designers and companies could interact.

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September 2014 – International Food Bloggers Conference

On Friday, September 19th, 2014, the editors of AllFreeCopycatRecipes and had the absolute pleasure of attending the International Food Bloggers Conference in Seattle, Washington. Traveling to the pacific northwest, meeting food bloggers, attending sessions on such exciting topics as food photography and recipe development, and eating incredibly delicious food made for one amazing weekend.

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September 2014 – Food Network in Concert

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August 2014 – Eataly Press Event

In August 2014, the editors of and learned all about Italian food and culture as they took an exciting tour of Eataly, a gourmet grocery store meets restaurant in Chicago.

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August 2014 – Midwest Fiber & Folk Art Fair

The Midwest Fiber & Folk Art Fair celebrates the work of fiber artists. The editors at Prime Publishing created, sold, and watched demonstrations from artists and companies.

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July 2014 – Eli’s Cheesecake Social Media Breakfast

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July 2014 – BlogHer

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June 2014 – International Quilt Festival

On Friday, June 20, 2014, our editors traveled to local Rosemont to visit the International Quilt Festival. Largely a trade show where different vendors and individual guests could purchase the latest products in quilting, there was also a designated area displaying finished quilts.

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June 2014 – FMI Connect

The editors of RecipeLion and AllFreeCasseroleRecipes attended the FMI Connect 2014 show in Chicago that brings together food retailers and companies from around the country.

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May 2014 – Taste of Home Cooking School


May 2014 – Sweets and Snacks Expo

On May 21, 2014, the editors of and had the chance to attend the 2014 Sweets & Snacks Expo at McCormick Place in Chicago. The show was a snack-lover’s dream!

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May 2014 – National Restaurant Association Show

On the weekend of May 16, 2014, the editors of and had the pleasure of attending the National Restaurant Association Show in Chicago. We got to see all the latest products and designs coming to restaurants around the country.

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April 2014 – Wilton Sweet Up

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April 2014 – Snap! The Conference

In April 2014, editors traveled to Salt Lake City, Utah to meet with hundreds of creative bloggers for Snap! The Conference. This event included fun parties, amazing sponsors, and informative  classes.

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March 2014 – International Home & Housewares Show

On March 17, 2014, the editors of,, and had the pleasure of attending the International Home & Housewares Show 2014 in Chicago. We were able to see some of the latest and most innovative kitchen products hitting shelves this coming year.

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January 2014 – Our Blogger Event at CHA – Craft and Hobby Association’s Mega Show

Prime Publishing brought companies and bloggers together in a massive networking event at the Craft & Hobby Association’s 2014 Mega Show in Anaheim, CA. With more than 140 bloggers and 15 companies in attendance, the Blogger Networking Event, hosted and produced by Prime Publishing, is the largest networking event of its kind at CHA and remains a hot ticket for bloggers and companies alike.

Click here to learn more about the Mega Show.

Click here to learn more about Prime Publishing’s marketing presentation.


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November 2013  Taste of Home Cooking School Demonstration

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October 2013 – The Chicago Fine Chocolate and Dessert Show

On Sunday, October 20, 2013, our editors attended the Chicago Fine Chocolate and Dessert Show at Navy Pier in Chicago where they met with local chocolatiers and candy makers. They also tried a wide variety of candies and saw quite a lot of sculptures and art made of chocolate!

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June 2013 – Bead & Button Show

The annual Bead & Button Show is the largest jewelry and bead show in the world. It features over 300 craft vendors as well as exhibits of bead art and hundreds of bead and jewelry classes.

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May 2013  Sweets & Snacks Expo

On May 21, the editors of and attended the Sweets & Snacks Expo at the McCormick Place in Chicago. Our editors scurried from booth to booth, chatting with representatives from nearly every sweet and snack company imaginable (and taking a few free samples with them along the way).

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February 2013 – The National NeedleArts Association Show

The National NeedleArts Association (TNNA) Trade Show was incredible! We met great designers, yarn shop owners, and companies with an amazing passion for creating new and beautiful yarn.

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October 2012 – Quilt Market

Quilt Market 2012 was an even bigger hit than 2011! Featuring new designers as well as some revered regulars, editors saw beautiful quilt designs from all over the globe.

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August 2012 – STITCHES Midwest

STITCHES Midwest featured knitting and crochet designers and companies from around the country. Our editors learned how to spin yarn from scratch and visited with representatives at the various booths and exhibits.

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January 2012 – Craft and Hobby Association Show

The annual Craft and Hobby Association Show was filled with designers and companies from across the country. Editors traveled to Anaheim, CA to meet with fellow craft enthusiasts and discuss the latest trends in the industry.

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August 2011 – Quilt Market

Quilt Market features exquisite quilting projects from designers around the world. Editors visited booths and exhibits and spoke with designers and fabric companies.

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June 2011 – Craft and Hobby Association Show Summer Conference

The Craft and Hobby Association Show summer conference was held in Rosemont, IL in June 2011. Editors met with designers and companies to discuss the latest trends in the craft industry.

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June 2011 – Type A Parent Conference

In June 2011, editors traveled to Asheville to meet hundreds of creative parent bloggers. In addition to informative sessions, there were exciting networking opportunities, great sponsors, and wonderful southern food!

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See Where Else We’ve Gone!

Pictures below include appearances at: BlogHer Food in Miami, FL (May 2014), FoodieChats at Eat Yolk Restaurant in Chicago, IL (Feb. 2014), BlogHer in Chicago, IL (July 2013), BlogHer Food in Seattle, WA (June 2012)

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