You asked for it and now it’s here! Just in time for our anniversary year! All Market and Festival Education will now be supported by real-time online enrollment with immediate e-mail confirmation!
This is a very exciting announcement for me. The time is finally right—the right people, the right resources, and ultimately, the right solution for you as our enrollment process will now be administered through Cvent.
David Taylor (right) will teach at the 2019 Houston Festival
Gyleen X. Fitzgerald (left) will teach at the 2019 Houston Festival
My personal thanks to many unsung heroes within our staff that have been integral to making this upgrade possible for you. They continue to push the envelope to give you the best enrollment experience possible at the biggest quiltmaking academy anywhere! Stay tuned for final details via our website or email blast in early summer. In the meantime, here’s a list of what to expect:
- No catalog enrollment form!
- No snail mail confirmations!
- Online and hard copy catalogs will be available as always
- Online enrollment link will be available to you 24/7, with announced start date
- Know your schedule immediately for travel arrangements and planning
- Make changes any time from your smart phone, tablet, or computer
- No pre-enrollment deadline
- Wait lists available for sold out classes/events
- Onsite check-in kiosks will print your badge upon arrival
- •All payments will be via credit card (onsite cash transactions under special circumstances only)
- New scaled refund policies
- All enrollments will be for individuals only and will need an individual email address
- IQA memberships will be handled separately from class/event enrollment
- Teacher's Pet designation will be determined post-enrollment through a follow-up email
- Show pins will be included with all enrollments
- Show totes will be available for pre-order through an announced deadline
Quilt Festival’s classes provide lots of hands-on learning
And as long as we are doing Spoiler Alerts, how about a few new events to look forward to?
- Date Night Sampler—yes, this makes THREE of our popular Sampler events to choose from. Friday night now offers not only night classes, but also a Friday evening Sampler. Something for everyone!
- Ricky Tims’ Concert & Backstage Pass Option—celebrate 45 years of Festival with one of our industry’s most multi-talented individuals. Saturday brings an evening of music, stories, and pure entertainment. Up the enjoyment factor even more if you opt to join Ricky backstage prior to the concert for casual conversation.
- Multiple screenings of the amazing quilt-based documentary, Pieced Together, brought to you by award-winning filmmaker Julianne Donofrio. Make time to be truly inspired by the human spirit of your fellow quiltmakers.
- Baby Lock longarm machines will join Handi Quilter and Innova for the first time in our longarm classrooms, which means more variety, more fun!
- A greater percentage of new teachers than ever brings new techniques, new topics, and new territory for your exploration on the third floor.
- IQA’s Quiltapalooza falls on Halloween night this year—double the fun and craziness!
- Special 45th anniversary events and exquisite exhibits on the show floor that will leave you breathless.
Kimberly Einmo (center..scarily!) will teacher at the 2019 Houston Festival
What a great season for Spoiler Alerts…enjoy!
All photos by Tony Ruppe taken in classrooms at the 2018 International Quilt Festival Houston