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Houston Tour
International Quilt Festival

October 28-November 3, 2019

International Quilt 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


"This was so well organized, I want to go on another tour with you as soon as I can."


"I had no idea how fun this would be. I'm going home to look for the next trip I can take with you."


"What a great way to see Houston for the first time....I'll be signing up next year too."


"There's 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 new friends.  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 live.

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 in one 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 Quilt Shop Hop. 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.  On our way back to Houston we will be stopping at quilt shops as well as a few fun surprise stops. Lunch is included today.

As your evening is free, you may wish to attend the special event announcing the IQA show winners at the convention center.  L

October 30 – Historical Old Town Spring and Mercer Botanical Gardens

Today we've planned a full day with visits to the amazing internationally recognized Mercer Botanical Gardens in Humble, TX followed by the afternoon in the famous Old Town Spring. A fun day is planned with many surprises along our way.

You will 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 night. 

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 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, 2018.  After this time class information will be available at the quilts.com website.

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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 requirements.



 Hilton Americas- Houston Hotel, TX - Exterior New


$1,950 double occupancy

$2,945 Single occupancy

(sorry, no triple or quadruple 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

  • Botanical Garden and Old Town Spring

  • Texas Quilt Museum

  • Quilt Shop Hop

  • Welcome Tex-Mex dinner

  • Texas Lunch

  • Deluxe Motor Coach transportation

  • Full Multi-day show pass

  • Entry to the Gala Preview night

  • Welcome Bag

  • Quilty gifts and surprises

Fare(s) 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. The 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 shown above.  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 Market.


Due to unforeseen circumstances, there may be times when tours, teachers, itinerary, inclusions, projects, special offers and schedules may need to change or be canceled without notice.  In order to participate in related activities, all cruises and tours offered through World of Quilts Travel must be booked through Deb Roberts Tours.  We cannot make exceptions, thank you for your understanding.  Deb Roberts' Tours is not responsible for typographical errors or omissions.

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