It's 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 products 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
A feature we offer that other Quilt Festival tours do
not is that
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.
activities without the need of transportation or the hassle of waiting for
a pre-arranged coach. Prior to the show we
will enjoy the best little chocolate tour in Texas, the Texas Quilt
Museum, authentic Texas barbecue, real Tex-Mex, quilt shops and more. We will
also attend the Gala grand opening night of the show where you may participate on one
of the hundreds of workshops and lectures.
10/26/13 - Arrive Houston: Self-transfer from
the airport to the Hilton America’s Houston Hotel adjacent to the George
Brown Convention Center. Super Shuttle rides ($24) can be arranged on
line in advance of your landing or at the airport. Taxis charge a flat
rate of around $55 for the ride. If you get in early, it’s only a short walk to
Houston’s downtown shopping area. This evening we will gather
in the lobby of our hotel for a short walk to the Guadalajara del Centro restaurant in downtown. Here we will enjoy an authentic TEX-MEX
welcome dinner together.
10/27/13 – Chocolate Tour, Barbeque Lunch,
and Quilt Shop Hop: This morning, we will
gather in the lobby for a 3 hour tour of Houston’s best chocolate
factories and outlets. Enjoy tasting some of these treats and build a
stash to enjoy throughout the week. But… be sure save room for our
authentic Texas BBQ lunch.
Lunch at Goode’s
– We’ll be served authentic Texas BBQ at one of Houston’s institutions,
Goode's. Lunch will include mesquite barbequed meats,
jalapeño cheese bread, made from scratch pecan pie and other local
Before returning to the hotel, we will stop
have our very own Houston Quilt Shop Hop!
After returning to
the hotel the remainder of the day and evening are free for you to explore
the downtown Houston area on your own.
Quilter's Tour of Galveston
This morning we will gather for a coach ride to
Galveston. During our time here we will enjoy a local tour and visit
Galveston's favorite quilt shop, Quilts by the Bay. You will be able to
have free time to wander the famous Strand area and enjoy the ambience of
this historic town.
Upon our return to
the Hotel, your evening is free. You may wish to attend the special
event announcing the show winners at the convention center.
October 29 to November
2 – Quilt Festival
During the day, October
29, you will be free to
participate in Festival classes and workshops. However, this
evening, we will have priority tickets to the 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 night.
October 31-November 2: 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 never
think about the other activities that make up the festival. You should,
however, take a close look at the classes offered and/or the various
speakers. 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
class, you can hear some of the teachers at lunchtime or evening
lectures. Check the festival brochure for these opportunities.
November 2: Our final day in Houston, we will
meet for breakfast together before your check out of the Hotel and transfer independently to the airport.
You may store your luggage at the hotel if you wish to participate in last
minute shopping or workshops.
You can go to
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
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2012 IQA Best of Show Winner - America Let it Shine by Sherry
Reynolds of Laramie, Wyoming.
$1,695 double occupancy
$2,875 Single occupancy
Your tour includes:
Seven nights at the most convenient
show hotel, the 4 star, Hilton
Americas Houston Hotel, the only hotel connected by bridge to the convention
center and quilt show.
Deluxe full breakfast buffet daily
except day of arrival.
Tours and entrances per the itinerary
Tex-Mex dinner and Barbeque lunch
Deluxe Motor Coach transportation
Full Multi-day show pass
Entry to the Gala Preview night
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