International Quilt Festival Houston 2015
October 29-November 1, 2015
George R. Brown Convention Center
Wednesday (Preview Night): 7 p.m.-10 p.m. (general public)
Thurs., Fri., & Sat.: 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Sun.: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
$12 adults/$9 seniors & students
Children 10 and under free
$42 Full Show pass (includes Preview Night)
Drum Roll for the Quilt Show!
As long as I can remember the Houston International Quilt Festival has occurred at the end of October which allows us participants to Trick or Treat in The Colorful (if temporary) Land of Quilts. If the evil rule-makers would lighten up, we could all wear roller skates under our costumes and strap a pillow to our behinds while we plundered and pillaged the vendor aisles.
When our pocket books played tricks on us and refused to be forth-coming with any more cash we could settle down with our pillows among the quilts for a nap. Wouldn’t that be a treat?
Instead of that pleasant fantasy here are some tips that will help you through if you decide to make the trip. Whatever you do make the trip!
For first timers:
Layer your clothing. You never know what Houston weather will throw at you. Wear comfortable shoes and bring pain meds if you got ‘em.
Raid the couch cushions. I don’t care if you never wave a stitch at a quilt or piece of fabric; there will be something you can spend your money on at this event. Just sayin’.
If you hate long lunch lines, brown bag it. If you have a small bladder, plan ahead because there are lots of women just like you. If you grow impatient with your shopping partner, consider splitting up and meeting somewhere at a certain time; too much time can be wasted on a heard of gawkers meandering down the aisle.
For seasoned attendees:
You’re a big girl. You know that the quilt festival is the ultimate creative treat and that escaping the show without too many credit card receipts is the hardest trick.
P.S. And the quilts are breath taking, heart breakingly beautiful, and a testament to brilliance and creativity, predominately made by women. Expect to be inspired and your creativity to be energized.
Cheering You Artfully On,