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Thread: Houston Quilt Festival

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    Stop by the booth, Quilts Beyond Borders, in the charity section.
    Say hello, I'll be there for sure on Friday from 12:30 to 5 and on Saturday from3-5.
    we create quilts for orphans in Ethiopia, Haiti, Burundi and more.
    Hope to see you, Karen

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    I sure wish I was heading to Houston for this show! Good luck!

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    Going to Houston! Go every year! Where is the charity section?

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    not sure, and I wasn't given a booth# but I think you will get a ook with the layout. Oddly., we are next to the Alzheimers booth.
    karen

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    I know where the Alzheimers quilts were last year. My avatar is the one I made a few years ago.

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    I'm heading to the Houston quilt festival....second one. Last year was sooooo crowded that I didn't get to see nearly everything. This year going on a different day so hopefully it won't be so crowded & I will get to see/buy more stuff!! The quilts there are amazing!

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    I'll be there! I signed up last year to make quilt tops for you, and I'm bringing them to you. Can't wait to see you all again.

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    The charity section is usually on the right end of the GRB convention center at the end of the quilt displays. Hope to see you there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lotsodots
    I'm heading to the Houston quilt festival....second one. Last year was sooooo crowded that I didn't get to see nearly everything. This year going on a different day so hopefully it won't be so crowded & I will get to see/buy more stuff!! The quilts there are amazing!
    Sunday is the best day to go if you don't like crowds ... :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltgal
    Going to Houston! Go every year! Where is the charity section?
    Usually they have it off to one side of the quilt exhibits, at the south end of the conv center

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    Ok Girls this is my first year to go, I am going with 3 other girls, we leave from Dallas on Wed. morning and will leave Houston some time Sat. Late afternoon. Can anyone give me any tips, pointers, advice anything?? Im excited, but have had so many issues come up dont have much money to take with me! Ive been told that a lot of what we see is just old stuff that is already out that the new stuff wont come out till later in the year? So I am confused!! Help!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pinkbutterflyquilter
    Ok Girls this is my first year to go, I am going with 3 other girls, we leave from Dallas on Wed. morning and will leave Houston some time Sat. Late afternoon. Can anyone give me any tips, pointers, advice anything?? Im excited, but have had so many issues come up dont have much money to take with me! Ive been told that a lot of what we see is just old stuff that is already out that the new stuff wont come out till later in the year? So I am confused!! Help!!
    I live in W Houston and we go every year. Wear good walking shoes and travel LIGHT. There are usually about 1,000 vendors - more than you can see! Lunch in the food court, also a cafe upstairs. Starbucks carts with snacks on the 2nd flr. BEST thing ever - the package checks for $1, downstairs & upstairs. Demos and lectures are fun to see and rest your feet. Discovery Green Park is just across the street from the show, a nice place to go out for fresh air. Have fun ! :)

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    You can have a great time without spending much or you can go hog wild. I have only been once, but I enjoyed taking on a category of quilts and really seeing them all. I still love the pictures I've taken, many closeups. The best free class for me was the square in a square class, but there lots of others; you just sign up the day of the class. Also, I hope you will come by Quilts Beyond Borders, I'll have pic of our recent trip to Ethiopi, aswell, the prior trip and our recent delivery to Haiti.
    Karen

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    say hello, thanks for helping with quilts.

    Karen

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    It is next weekend right? Or am I completely off my rocker?

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    Nov. 3-6; preview night is Wedn, Nov.2 Have fun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yosamitesa
    It is next weekend right? Or am I completely off my rocker?
    Yep, you are correct! My ticket is for Friday, probably very crowded, but went last year on Thurs and could not even move the crowd was so thick. Took an hour to just get to some of the suppliers just to see what they had this year. A friend of mine went Thurs and Fri and said it was much less crowded Fri. Lots and lots of booths to look at/buy from and so many beautiful quilts. Some you can't take pictures of, but the prize winners will show you front and back of their quilts and let you take pictures!

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    If you want a nice place to go after the show, head out the front, turn right, then turn right again at the end of the building. There's a wine place called Cork Soakers. http://corksoakershouston.com/specials.html
    It's a great place to go and enjoy good company, food and some great wine. The lady that owns the place is really great! Last year, she had BOGO coupons at the information desk at the show.
    Also, if you have too much to drink, they have a shuttle (just give a tip) or if the shuttle has stopped operating, they will call you a cab.

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    Someone told me to take a rolling shopping cart to carry your goodies...is that allowed...wanted to make sure before I took it in with me...can someone advise...it's my first year to go as well...

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    Oh MY!!! This thread was bumped from LAST YEAR!! The show is 11-1 thru 11-4 this year, 2012!! And I will be going...

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