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Thread: Houston International Quilt Festival

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    Senior Member Prissnboot's Avatar
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    Hi, this is my first quilt festival, and I can't wait! I'm going tomorrow, and can't seem to find out the answer to my two questions, so I was wondering if any of you could answer them - everyone on the board always comes through for every need and query!

    Are there in-and-out privileges at the show?
    Are rolling carts/suitcases permitted?

    Thanks, and for those of you who are going, I look forward to seeing you there!

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    Definitely in and out privileges, get your hand stamped before going out. I 'think' rolling carts are allowed.
    Hope someone else will say for sure 'yes or no'.

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    Thank you Kathy - that's music to my ears! I live in Houston and know of a great Mexican restaurant in the area, but not in the convention center. I figure if I'm going to pay that much for lunch, it might as well be for good food!

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    say Hi to my girlfriend. She's going. i sent her tickets for her Birthday. she lives in Houston and had never gone!

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    I went last night for the preview of the quilts and did some shopping. If you plan on going on Friday or Saturday -- these are the most popular days and there are lots and lots of people.
    Going up and down the isles is tight -- people sometimes don't think when they just stop in the middle of the isles when they see something interesting -- that stops the whole section. I see a lot of people who carry tote bags and then again some vendors give out free tote bags but you really do not see people pushing carts around. There are a lot of people in wheel chairs too! I hope you have fun. I took a class on Monday and I have two more - one on Saturday and one on Sunday. I plan on doing more shopping. Duhhh - I just called for you. The answer is "NO CARTS, ROLLING SUITECASES" unless you have a medical need to have one then you need to bring a note from a Doctor and go to the 2nd floor to get a special pass to use it.

    Enjoy your time at the show!

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    They have the winners posted on the website already....some awesome quilts! :)
    Wish I were close enough to go! I can't seem to make it to Portland for the expo here!

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    Senior Member Prissnboot's Avatar
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    ruacajun2, thank you very much! I have a phone number I tried earlier, but no answer, so was going to call later in the morning. I guess I'll add "backpack" to the Walmart list - this was my original plan anyway, so I don't have to deal with hauling things around.

    Thanks to all who responded, and to those of you who are going, let's all have a wonderful time!

    A great Mexican place is called Irma's - located at 22 North Chenevert Street, 2 blocks north of Minute Maid Park. They are open during weekdays, and at 4PM on Saturdays. I highly recommend the pink lemonade - so much fruit bits they clog up a straw, but it's wonderful!!!

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    Rolling carts are specifically NOT allowed at the Quilt Festival. No baby strollers either. The only thing on wheels allowed are those golf-cart things for handicapped folks. Even with these restrictions, the aisles are packed! But, it's a fun event, so go with the flow and enjoy! I am leaving now to drive to the Festival -- see you in 5 hours.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlee
    They have the winners posted on the website already....some awesome quilts! :)
    Wish I were close enough to go! I can't seem to make it to Portland for the expo here!
    Where is the site to see the quilts? Thanks for sharing!!

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    Junior Member ruacajun2's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by running1
    Quote Originally Posted by Charlee
    They have the winners posted on the website already....some awesome quilts! :)
    Wish I were close enough to go! I can't seem to make it to Portland for the expo here!
    Where is the site to see the quilts? Thanks for sharing!!
    http://www.quilts.org/winners.html

    Here's the link to see the winners!

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