Internatonal Quilt Festival

Old 07-02-2017, 01:09 PM
  #1  
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: Oakville, Ontario
Posts: 32
Default Internatonal Quilt Festival

The next international quilt show is scheduled in Houston this fall. Is this the biggest quilt show in the U.S.? Do some of the big designers like Bonnie and Camille have booths at this show?

Have any Canadians been to the International Quilt festival? How does it compare to the Canadian shows?

I'm considering flying to Houston for the show this fall with my sister. I want to make sure this is a large show and worth the trip?

Last edited by Butters2013; 07-02-2017 at 01:12 PM.
Butters2013 is offline  
Old 07-02-2017, 03:16 PM
  #2  
Super Member
 
Fabric Galore's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Central FL
Posts: 1,478
Default

What are the dates for the quilt show? This is the first I have heard about it. I love quilt shows but I hate the traffic in Houston. If I went I would try to get a hotel close enough that I wouldn't have to drive every day to the quilt show.
Fabric Galore is offline  
Old 07-02-2017, 03:30 PM
  #3  
Power Poster
 
dunster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Lake Elsinore, CA
Posts: 15,142
Default

The show is 11/2-5 this year, with preview night on 11/1 and classes starting on 10/30. This is THE big show. I am planning to go this year for the first time and have been told that you can't see it all, even if you go every day.
dunster is offline  
Old 07-02-2017, 04:23 PM
  #4  
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: Oakville, Ontario
Posts: 32
Default

Sounds like a big show. I am going to look into flights.
Butters2013 is offline  
Old 07-02-2017, 07:19 PM
  #5  
Super Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 9,496
Default

Its a huge show. Here's the website http://quilts.com/ It should answer a lot of your questions. There will also be a vendor list closer in to the show dates so you know who will be there. There is a list of teachers on the site now. But, yes, lots of big names come to Quilt Festival

Staying downtown is the way to go especially if you are taking classes. Houston traffic is not for the faint of heart. All the big hotels have shuttles. Some are close enough to walk. There are shuttles from the airport to the hotels so you don't need a rental car if you are staying downtown.

Last edited by cashs_mom; 07-02-2017 at 07:23 PM.
cashs_mom is offline  
Old 07-02-2017, 08:08 PM
  #6  
Super Member
 
NZquilter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2016
Location: Kansas
Posts: 4,431
Default

If I recall right, Bonnie Hunter does have it scheduled on her blog calendar to be there this year.
NZquilter is offline  
Old 07-03-2017, 06:34 PM
  #7  
Super Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 9,496
Default

Originally Posted by NZquilter View Post
If I recall right, Bonnie Hunter does have it scheduled on her blog calendar to be there this year.
Good idea! If there are certain people you'd like to know will be there, check their websites. If they are going to be there, they'll most likely have it posted.
cashs_mom is offline  
Old 07-04-2017, 04:22 AM
  #8  
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: columbia , MO
Posts: 81
Default

I went last year with a friend who goes every year. It was great!!!! Going again this yeat
happystitchermm is offline  
Old 07-04-2017, 07:24 AM
  #9  
Super Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 9,496
Default

See you there, happystitchermm!
cashs_mom is offline  
Old 07-04-2017, 07:31 AM
  #10  
Senior Member
 
KathyJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Maumelle, AR
Posts: 373
Default

IMHO, this is the biggest & best quilt show in the US. Have gone several years & am still amazed by all there is. The quilts are absolutely fantastic & the workmanship is sheer perfection. It is all in one location - George R Brown Convention Center - that that makes it nice. I have gone for 3-1/2 days before but have always said I could have stayed another whole day. Classes are abundant & well attended. Vendors are more than abundant & well maintained. Food & hotel are pricey but that is to be expected at this venue. I have always stayed at the Hyatt, which is on the free shuttle route & have never missed a thing. I think you & your sister will absolutely love the show. I did when I went w/mine. Happy & safe travel to you both. Kathy
KathyJ is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Scissor Queen
Main
72
11-24-2010 04:07 AM
Marcia
Offline Events, Announcements, Discussions
143
11-22-2010 07:07 PM
butterflywing
Links and Resources
6
10-23-2010 10:03 AM
butterflywing
Links and Resources
3
05-04-2010 09:02 AM
butterflywing
Links and Resources
0
02-26-2010 05:15 PM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


FREE Quilting Newsletter