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    That list of classes is huge. The show looks like it will be awesome.



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    I am also heading to Houston for the festival. I will be staying in the Galleria area. Just wondering, does anyone know if there are any kind of shuttles that will be going from that area. Would sure be nice if there was and would save the headache of driving and parking.

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    I have not been able to find the list of classes. Where did you?


    Quote Originally Posted by MattieMae View Post
    That list of classes is huge. The show looks like it will be awesome.



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    Quote Originally Posted by raksmum View Post
    I am also heading to Houston for the festival. I will be staying in the Galleria area. Just wondering, does anyone know if there are any kind of shuttles that will be going from that area. Would sure be nice if there was and would save the headache of driving and parking.
    Your hotels should be able to tell you if they have shuttle service.

    I went to this show last fall. It is HUGE!! Make a shopping list before you go. It will be easy to impulse buy. I bought a Janome serger at the show. I think I got a good deal but I have not had the nerve to compare after the fact, LOL! It is a great show for shopping for machines and talking to the vendors. Again, take a shopping list with you. And, know your prices for machines prior to attending the show. This way you will know if you are getting a good price. Be informed and print out the machine info you are shopping for.

    Bring lots of $$$. Yes, food, parking, and hotels are expensive. Frankly, this is a show that I prefer to be staying close and convenient. I hate to drive all over. But I flew into Houston so my legs were my transporation. Wear comfortable shoes and clothing. As someone mentioned, carry a light purse. I prefer a small purse with a cross-body strap. Safe and convenient.

    I carry Zone Perfect protein bars in my purse. It is an inexpensive "meal" with lots of protein. Supplement it with a salad. They have a huge concessions area at the show. Prices are higher but not obnoxiously so. A decent salad cost me around $10 if my memory serves. Definitely worth it. Again, convenience. And you don't waste time looking for a restaurant. And waiting to be seated during lunch hour, etc.

    There is a lovely park area outside of the Convention center. Very nice place to take a break and enjoy the weather and they have bands too.

    Traveling is always expensive. Period. This show was fun to attend and "worth" it but I probably don't need to do it again any time soon. There are plenty of quilt shows to attend throughout the year.

    Have fun!
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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltingfan View Post
    I have not been able to find the list of classes. Where did you?
    I went to the show site: http://www.quilts.com/home/shows/fqf12/catalogue

    There’s a heading “Classes, Lectures, and Special Events” click on General Info/Classes by Category. There’s also a heading for breakout class sections by subject. Classes and events begin October 29. Show dates November 1-4.

    If the above link doesn't work, just do a copy and paste of the address to get there.

    Last edited by MattieMae; 08-22-2012 at 06:44 AM.

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    Thanks Sandy and everyone else for the info! I am looking forward to this!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MattieMae View Post
    I went to the show site: http://www.quilts.com/home/shows/fqf12/catalogue

    There’s a heading “Classes, Lectures, and Special Events” click on General Info/Classes by Category. There’s also a heading for breakout class sections by subject. Classes and events begin October 29. Show dates November 1-4.

    If the above link doesn't work, just do a copy and paste of the address to get there.


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    Did you try to copy and paste the address?

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    MattieMae, thanks for the info. I found it somehow. Looked through the list but I don't think I will take any classes this year. Maybe next year. Will just go and look around for a couple of days, try to check out some of the vendors things. and just have fun. I have my jar of coins that will be extra money. Have told everybody to stay away from my quilting coins.

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    so does anyone want to meet for lunch or dinner? one day? I just hope that it works out that I can go.

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