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Thread: Houston International Quilt Show

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    Houston International Quilt Show

    What a fun two days at the Houston International Quilt Show. Spent Thursday with two dear friends viewing the quilts and visiting the vendors looking for new quilting techniques/ideas.

    I made a list of vendors I knew I needed things from. One was Fil Tec. They are a US company that makes quilting thread. I love their Glide thread, it is 30 weight polyester. I use it in the bobbin as well as the top thread. It sews beautifully! For $8 no tax, I purchased spools of various colors 5,500 yards. I have used pricier thread in the past but now use this thread exclusively. I really love knowing that my purchase of thread is keeping workers working in the USA.

    I also went to the Handi Quilter booth. My friend just purchased a Handi Quilter Sweet 16 at the quilt show. I love this machine. They were offering a quilt show price of $5,100 that included the table and stitch regulator. Am hoping to purchase a late model gently used machine from someone who purchased up to a different quilting system. Will be aggressive in hunting for a used model.

    Friday my friend and I worked our quilt guild booth from 10:00 to noon demonstrating the technique of hand quilting. Met so many nice ladies who sat watching us and then tried their hand at hand quilting. Two ladies from Barcelona, Spain were so interested and even with the communication barrier, after about 30 minutes, both were hand quilting beautifully!

    What a fun time at the quilt show. My poor feet and credit card are feeling the effects. Can't wait till next year!!!!

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    There was sew much to see and do! I, too am looking forward to next year~

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    So happy you had a fun time at the show. I have never been there but would love to go sometime.
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    Your trip sounds wonderful. The thread sounds like it would be great. Love Made in the USA.

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    My feet & body are STILL TIRED ... but it was worth it, as always !! Just ran out of time trying to see it all ... !
    Last edited by TexasGurl; 11-05-2012 at 07:09 AM.

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    Craftybear, the International Quilt Show will be in Cincinnati again next April. I've been the 2 years it has been there (2010 and 2011) and plan to go again this year. The Duke Energy Center where it is held is easy to find, decent parking around and the place is huge. That would be much closer than Houston for you.
    Regina in Richmond, KY

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