Quilt Market Houston 2019
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24
9 AM-6 PM
Please join us for a day visiting local shops and other areas for inspiration and shopping. Price includes transportation, all entrance and/or entertainment fees, lunch, tour guide, and gratuities.
100. TEXAS QUILT MUSEUM AND QUILT SHOPS TOUR $117
Housed in two historic 1890’s buildings, The Texas Quilt Museum in La Grange, provides a fine showcase for both antique and contemporary quilt art. Nearby, guests will also find great shopping at Quilted Skein and will have time to venture around wonderful little shops and stores surrounding the town square. Delicious cuisine awaits guests at the always so popular, Celebrations by Bistro 108. Guests on this tour will be able to stop and shop at two amazing stores. In Katy, TX, Quilt ‘N Sew carries a full range of products for sewing quilts, hand or machine embroidery, and appliqué. And Sew Special Quilts has Bernina and Baby Lock sewing machines, a selection of colorful fabrics, and a wide array of notions and tools.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 25
10 AM-6 PM
205. SCHOOLHOUSE SERIES $30
206. SCHOOLHOUSE SERIES WITH BOX LUNCH $62
International Quilt Market’s popular Schoolhouse Series continues in an exciting, information-filled forum for manufacturers, publishers, and retailers to present new products, techniques, and books to you. Spend an unhurried afternoon the day before Market opens rotating among class offerings. WHERE?
Schoolhouse schedules are available to everyone two hours before Schoolhouse begins at the Schoolhouse check-in located next to room 340 in the 3rd floor concourse. At this time, you can outline your session preferences for the day or use the Quilts Inc app prior to Market. You will have the option to attend one presentation from a selection of 20-23 (from the total of more than 250 classes offered) each 15- or 30-minute interval. Sessions are held in individual classrooms. WHEN?
10 am-6 pm. Friday, October 25, in Houston. Time is allowed for a lunch break in shifts, if you choose. WHY?
Schoolhouse Series is dedicated to profitability through education. Schoolhouse is your opportunity to gain firsthand knowledge from those who make, design, or write about the products you want to sell. Learn easy-to-present formats for in-shop classes.
215. SAMPLE SPREE $15
This busy room full of people and current samples of new products is great fun. See and buy a sample of what’s new before the exhibits open. Meet the exhibitors and get ideas for class projects and shop promotions. There will be one entry time and one line for all Sample Spree attendees.
No rolling luggage carts allowed in the room during Sample Spree!
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 29
9 AM-6:30 PM
Please join us for a day visiting local shops and historic areas for inspiration as well as shopping. Multiple buses depart from and return to the convention center. Price includes transportation, all entrance and/or entertainment fees, lunch, tour guide, and gratuities.
600. TEXAS QUILT MUSEUM, FESTIVAL HILL, AND QUILT SHOPS TOUR $131
Housed in two historic 1890’s buildings, The Texas Quilt Museum in La Grange, provides a fine showcase for both antique and contemporary quilt art. Nearby, guests will also find great shopping at Quilted Skein and delicious cuisine at Celebrations by Bistro 108. Then it’s on to Festival Hill in historic Round Top. This 210-acre campus contains performance facilities, historic homes, and gardens. Guests on this tour will be able to stop and shop at an amazing Katy location shop. Sew Special Quilts has Bernina and Baby Lock sewing machines, a selection of colorful fabrics, and a wide array of notions and tools.
9 AM-5:30 PM
601. HISTORIC GALVESTON & QUILT SHOPS TOUR $122
Start the day off with a wonderful stop at the Painted Pony ‘n Quilts shop, a must-see stop in La Porte! Travel with us to the coast and tour one of Galveston’s most incredible historical homes, Bishop’s Palace, constructed of steel and stone (it survived the Great Storm of 1900 virtually unscathed). Bishop’s Palace soars three stories tall with steep roofs and long sculptural chimneys. Enjoy a delicious lunch at an island favorite, Sunflower Bakery & Café. Finish the day off with a new stop at Pinwheels & Posies in Dickinson, which offers a great selection of the best fabrics from many companies.