October 28-November 3, 2019
Festival - It's What Quilting is All About
Don't miss out on all the
fun....this tour will sell out, so please register early.
Comments from previous Houston Travelers
"What a great way to see Houston
for the first time....I'll be signing up next year too."
no such thing as too much fun. This is a MUST tour for every quilter."
"I had such a great time with the group in Houston and made several
We traveled a long way to be here...and had so much fun."
"This was a terrific tour Deb, I wasn't sure when I registered if I would
enjoy group travel, but it's been great."
"Houston was wonderful,
thank you for the fun, the gifts and such a good trip."
Each year, the Houston
International Quilt Festival gets bigger and better and this year promises
to be as exciting as ever as the city rolls out the red carpet to quilt
enthusiasts. Of all the years, this is the BEST year to attend as Quilts
INC and the International Quilt Association will be celebrating the
Sapphire Jubilee of this spectacular show!
It has been said that visiting
the Houston International Quilt Festival is like visiting an art
museum. Each year, quilters from around the world have the opportunity to
display their quilts and the final juried pieces are both unique and
beautiful. We have added this exceptional tour at the request of our international friends in Canada,
Europe, Africa, New Zealand, Australia. the United
Kingdom, and others; but we are happy for anyone to join us, no matter where you
Our hotel rooms are at the beautiful and convenient convention center hotel, the
Hilton America's Houston, making it easy and quick for you to go to
the show, attend classes and participate in all of the Quilts Inc. and IQA
activities without the need of transportation or the hassle of waiting for
a show shuttle. Prior to the show we
will enjoy the Texas quilt museum, quilt shop stops, a special tour of the seaside town of
Galveston including a mansion in their historic district, as well as
additional activities. You may
also attend the Gala grand opening night of the show and you will have
plenty of free time to participate
of the many workshops and lectures offered.
October 28, 2019
- Arrive Houston: Self-transfer from
the airport to the Hilton America’s Houston Hotel adjacent to the George
Brown Convention Center. This evening we will gather
in the lobby of our hotel for a short walk to where we will enjoy an authentic TEX-MEX
welcome dinner together.
October 29 –
Texas Quilt Museum and Quilter's Emporium Quilt Shop. This morning we
are off for a morning visit at the Texas Quilt Museum, here will will have
time to enjoy their current exhibit and explore the Texas town of La
Grange. Following an included BBQ lunch, we will depart for time at a
local shop before returning to the hotel.
As your evening is
free, you may wish to attend the special event announcing the IQA show winners
at the convention center. L
– Quilter's Tour of Galveston
morning we will gather for a short ride to Galveston. During our
time here we will enjoy a tour of Galveston's historic mansion area which
will include a mansion tour in the Palace District. You will also be able
to wander the famous Galveston Strand and enjoy the ambience of this
historic area before we return to Houston, enjoying some quilt shop stops
on the way. We've some fun surprises planned along our way as we
return to Houston.
be free to participate in Festival classes and workshops all week if you
choose to do so. However, this evening, we provide priority tickets
to the 7 PM Gala Opening of the show. It is the best time to see the
show and enjoy the vendors as the crowds are always light on opening
October 31-November 3: While
it will be easy to get caught up among the multitude of vendors or engaged
in looking at the amazing quilts that are juried into this show, you might
also wish to consider the multitude of other activities that make up the
quilt festival. Take a close look at the workshops offered and/or
the various speakers and activities. This is a wonderful opportunity
to take a class with one or more world class teachers. And even if
you don’t want to spend a day in a workshop, you can hear some of the
teachers at lunchtime or evening lectures. Check the festival
brochure for these opportunities.
November 3: Our final day in Houston, we will meet for breakfast
together before your check out from the hotel and transfer to the airport.
You may store your luggage at the hotel if you wish to participate in last
minute shopping or workshops.
We are not able to provide
information about Quilt Festival workshops or classes. However, it is available
from Quilts Inc. Please
www.quilts.com at any time to get on the mailing lists for the
festival schedule. There is a slight charge for the mailed catalog,
however, class catalogs are posted online at the same time the printed
catalog is released. Note: The
Festival brochure with the list
of classes will not be available until mid-July, 2018. After this
time class information will be available at the quilts.com website.
Registration Pack Here
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Conditions apply when registration is received
may download a copy of the insurance coverage here.
If you are not a US citizen, international travel law states that your
passport must remain valid for 6 months after your scheduled return from
this trip. Please check with your embassy for US visitor visa
$1,895 double occupancy
$2,945 Single occupancy
Your tour includes:
Seven Days/six nights at the most convenient show
hotel, the 4 star, Hilton Americas Houston Hotel,
connected by bridge so you may easily walk to the convention center and quilt show.
Tours and entrances per the itinerary
Galveston Mansion Tour
Texas Quilt Museum
Quilt shop hop featuring
Welcome Tex-Mex dinner
Texas Barbeque Lunch
Deluxe Motor Coach transportation
Full Multi-day show pass
Entry to the Gala Preview night
Quilty gifts and surprises
in USD, land only, per person, based on double occupancy.
Deb Roberts Tours is not responsible for omissions or typographical
errors. Please refer to
terms and conditions
which apply when registration is received. This tour is limited to
30 guests, please do not delay your registration.
prices above reflect a discount for those who wish to pay by cash. The
regular price for this cruise is approximately 3% more than the discounted price
We offer this discount for those who wish to pay by check or money order,
otherwise, when paying by any other means, such as a third party like
PayPal, the discount no longer applies.
Insurance is not
included but is a highly recommended option, please review coverage here. Insurance rates are subject to change until the
time of booking/final payment.
Due to the insurance rules for New York, we are not able to offer
insurance to residents of this state.
**Show floor photos above copyright and courtesy of International Quilt