In 2015, the
International Quilt Festival in Houston promises to be bigger and better
than ever! We will be joining the fun for a special "QUILT WEEK" in
Houston for this one of a kind event.
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 pre-arranged coach. Prior to the show we
will enjoy the best little chocolate tour in Texas, quilt shop hops, a special tour of the
seaside town of Galveston, authentic Texas barbecue, real Tex-Mex cuisine,. We will
also attend the Gala grand opening night of the show where you may participate
of the many workshops and lectures.
10/25/15 - 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 where we will enjoy an authentic TEX-MEX
welcome dinner together.
10/26/15 – Chocolate Tour, Barbeque Lunch,
and Quilt Shop Hop: This morning, we will
gather in the lobby for a morning tour of Houston’s best chocolate
factories and outlets. Enjoy tasting some of these treats as you build a
stash to enjoy throughout the week. But… be sure save room for our
authentic Texas BBQ lunch.
to the hotel, we will have our very own Houston Quilt Shop Hop and a stop
at a local market so you can stock up on needed supplies (water, soda's,
etc.) for the week ahead.
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 of Galveston's mansion district including tours of
two homes in the Palace District.. You will be able to have free time to wander the famous Strand
area and enjoy the ambience of this historic town before we return to
As your evening is
free, you may wish to attend the special event announcing the show winners
at the convention center.
October 28 to November
1 – Quilt Festival
October 28, 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 30-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 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 2: 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.
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, 2015.
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months after your scheduled return from this trip.
2012 IQA Best of Show Winner - America Let it Shine by Sherry
Reynolds of Laramie, Wyoming.
$1,795 double occupancy
$2,675 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
Galveston Mansion Tour
Tex-Mex dinner and 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.
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included but is a recommended option, please
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time of booking/final payment.
Insurance quotes are not applicable for New York, Washington or Texas,
please inquire for your state as a different policy applies.
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