I had an amazing time in Houston. I scratched the Houston International Quilt Festival off my bucket list. I must say, if you have been to the Chicago IQF and wanted to go to the one in Houston, it is closely the same. I went on the first day, Thursday, and it wasn't very crowded like it is in Chicago. I did see a few more booths there, but they didn't relate to the quilting world so I wasn't sure why they were there. They also had several finished jewelry booths instead of just offering beads and such. We made our way through the isles on the first day so we decided to just do shopping around Houston, Fabrics, beads, clothes and antiques. It was soooooooo fun to hang with these gals. So all in all, the Houston show was pretty much the same as the Chicago IQF and I'm happy to know the IQF will return to Chicago in 2013.
Upon our arrival Cathy and Liz and Karrin picked us up at the airport and we went to have a quick bite to eat. Here we are in the restaurant posing for Cathy with our Boho bags.(left to right) Liz,me,Dawn,Karrin.
We then went to the quilt show and Liz got us in a quicker way :-) Thank you Liz. Here is my first view of the quilt show from above...................
We shopped, we dined, we had a party by the pool under the stars with wine and brie and great conversation, we shopped some more, ate some more, and repeated the later two throughout our stay. The company was awesome and so much fun and the shopping was wonderful! I couldn't have asked for a better trip. Thank you Dawn, Liz, Cathy and Karrin.