Sixteen days until Market (wholesale side) and Twenty-two days until Festival! Houston is truly quilter's paridise!
Oh I can hardly wait!! I love this time of year when 56,000+ quilters converge in George R. Brown convention center for non-stop fun, fellowship and SHOPPING!
Quilter's Paradise indeed! Literally hundreds if not a thousand or more exhibitors in the vendor mall - everything from buttons to batting, from sewing machines to longarm quilting machines, oh and did I mention fabric! ohhhh and thread! It's been said that quilters have a fabric stash while longarm quilters have a thread stash. I'm guilty of both!
But it's not just about the shopping - there are demos, classes, exhibits, and a fabulous quilt show with prizes in the thousands! The cream of the crop come to Houston!
For the past several years I have been involved in several online quilting groups and it's always been fun to try to meet up with my online friends at Houston and put a face to the name. As much as I love Market and Festival, I can't deny how much I love meeting people!
SO! For any of you out there in blogville that have Houston in your plans I want to invite you to stop by and say howdy! I'll be working in the A-1 Quilting Machine booth for both Market and Festival so stop by any time - but! If you want to meet other folks from around the globe then I've set a few time slots to do just that.
Saturday, 10/10 during Market, friends are gathering at the A-1 booth at 11 AM to take photos, give out hugs and exchange business cards, then those that desire will mo-ze on down to the food court and continue our fellowship.
Wednesday 10/14 is Preview Night for Festival. Again friends are gathering at the A-1 booth the last hour of the show (between 9 and 10) to have our meet and greet and decide on a place to go after the show to share a coke.
Thursday 10/15 also during Festival, once again we'll meet at the A1 booth at 11 AM, and have a real old fashioned hen party - I've made the statement that roosters are welcome too - quilting isn't just for the gals ya'know!
I'm sew excited about meeting up with old friends and making new friends. I can hardly wait!! Please come by and introduce yourself to me and others. Our A-1 booth is a hoppin place and we'd love to have you join the party! Houston knows how to have a good time!