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Going to Houston for International Quilt Fest!!

Old 10-31-2019, 06:38 PM
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Hello all! I arrived Tuesday evening. All I can say is, itís a must-see, fabulous show!!! So many beautiful quilts! I think every one of them deserves a ribbon. And everyone is so nice. Iím so glad I came! 😁

The Jamie Wallen longarm class was fun but not nearly enough time on the machines. The class size got doubled so that limited the time we each got to spend using the Innovas. I did get to use the M20. Itís awesome! A little smaller than the M24 and not for sale at this time. Iím trying to get them to sell me a class demo. Lol

More classes tomorrow, plus more quilt viewing and of course more shopping. I bought a t-shirt that says Quilting Is My Cardio. Truly appropriate after walking this show for several days. Lol

Hope all of you who attend will have a great time, too!

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Old 11-03-2019, 10:32 AM
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home again late last night--Wow,what a show! We (DH & I) spent Thurs afternoon seeing about 1/3 of the show quilts--his knee giving his major problems, so he then sat for about 1+hr while I zipped through the vendors. Having spent lots of $$ for stuff and classes at KCRegionalQuiltFest this summer, I was only going to spend on vendors that I Really wanted stuff. Somehow I accomplished that(although I bought a new Tuttoo case for my Elna from a vendor from SF--she's mailing it to me)
Friday we spent the most of the day viewing those amazing quilts. DH's knee acted up again, so he shuttled back to hotel while I actually spent the money I intended at the vendors I'd figured the night before I'd visit. Then yesterday, we spent the day seeing the rest of the show quilts. Wow, Wow, Wow! I can not say enough about all the gorgeous quilts! So many original designs and that is the part that awed me--how do they come up with such designs???
I agree with QuiltingCottage--viewing these quilts certainly did count as my cardio for the 3 days! Despite eating at a couple of great restaurants (The Rig in our hotel, Cambria and twice at Pappadeaux's at the convention center--yum!) I didn't even gain weight!
Another plus--met a couple of nice quilters, Sharon & Joyce from Lubbock, that also stayed at our hotel and rode the shuttle (and also first leg of flight home) with us! Quilters are just the nicest!
My DH kept sending photos to his sis, who is an artist and I've convinced to do a quilting class offered by my guild--she said "next year I'm coming too"--sounds like another trip to Houston for me!
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I am so glad you had such a good time! I will keep drooling for a while. Wish I were there.
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Hi Guys,

I am going to the Quilt Festival too..... I just have to travel a little further than most... we are coming from the UK. Can't wait to get there... I too am really excited.

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