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ITMA Announces Winter Showtime™ Schedule

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The International Textile Market Association will host its semiannual Showtime™ fabric market from noon Sunday, Dec. 2, through 5 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5, in High Point. At Showtime™, the mills, converters, tanneries, trimming manufacturers and Studios that are members of the International Textile Market Association present their new lines to their primary customers: the home furnishings industry. More than 800 buying companies typically attend. “Because ITMA member companies represent the global textile industry, Showtime™ has traditionally offered the best variety in the Western Hemisphere,” said ITMA Director Catherine Morsell. “In addition to our longtime members, who include American manufacturers, we are pleased to welcome our newest members who will be here showing their goods from as far away as India and Ireland.” Design Options, a Los Angeles-based trend forecasting firm for the home and apparel markets, will present The Eco-Logical Approach to Color and Trend for Spring/Summer 2009. To register to attend one of the Tuesday sessions, send email to design@design-options.com or call 231-622-9094. Industry expert Terry Allen will discuss Designers and Special Order Upholstery: How to Avoid Rude Surprises on Wednesday at 9 a.m. To reserve a seat for that presentation, please contact 336-885-6842 or itmashowtime@northstate.net. The Studio at Showtime™, introduced in December 2006, will return with more than a dozen textile design studios exhibiting original artwork and antique documents, used for product development. The Studio will be open daily in the Suites at Market Square. Founded in 1990, the ITMA is a non-profit trade association whose mission is to stimulate growth and development within the home furnishings industry. In December and June, the ITMA produces Showtime™, the largest textile market in the Western Hemisphere. For more information, call 336-885-6842 or visit www.itma-showtime.com. Winter Showtime™ 2007 Schedule of Events Sunday, Dec. 2 12 p.m. - 6 p.m. Fabric Showings 12 p.m. – 7 p.m. Studio Open 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. Showtime™ Soiree, Sammy G’s, Market Square Monday, Dec. 3 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. Fabric Showings 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. Studio Open 5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m. Buyer Mixer, Sammy G’s Steakhouse, Market Square Tuesday, Dec. 4 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. Fabric Showings 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. Studio Open 10 a.m. & 2 p.m. Design Options Presents: The Eco-Logical Approach to Color and Trend for Spring/Summer 2009 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. Showtime™ Social, Suites at Market Square, Level One Wednesday, Dec. 5 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Fabric Showings 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Studio Open 9 a.m. Terry Allen presents: Designers and Special Order Upholstery: How to Avoid Rude Surprises

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