Quilt Market Houston - Tours & Special Events
October 26 - October 31, 2017
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Take & Teach Classes
THE PRE-ENROLLMENT DEADLINE FOR QUILT MARKET CLASSES AND EVENTS HAS PASSED. You can enroll on-site at the George R. Brown Convention Center beginning on Thursday, Oct. 26, at 3 p.m. The NEW location for the Enrollment area is on the second floor between Halls C and D.
THURSDAY, October 26
9:00 AM-5:30 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, and tour guide.
100. SPACE CENTER HOUSTON, KEMAH BOARDWALK, AND QUILT SHOPS TOUR $125
Tour NASA’s Space Center and go behind the scenes at Mission Control and where astronauts train for their missions. Lunch at Bubba Gump’s overlooking the Kemah Boardwalk, then enjoy some free time to shop and explore Kemah. Stop in at Cactus Quilts for some more shopping and then head back to the convention center.
FRIDAY, October 27
10:00 AM-6:30 PM
205. SCHOOLHOUSE SERIES $30
206. SCHOOLHOUSE SERIES WITH BOX LUNCH $59
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.
Schoolhouse schedules are available to everyone two hours before Schoolhouse begins at the
Schoolhouse check-in located in front of the ballroom. At this time, you can outline your session preferences for the day. 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.
WHERE AND WHEN?
10:00 AM-6:00 PM Friday, October 27, in Houston.
Time is allowed for a lunch break in two shifts, if you choose. The Schoolhouse sessions scheduled for
the “lunch break” will be repeated. Taking a lunch break to enjoy your box lunch will not cause you to
miss any valuable information.
The schedule of individual Schoolhouse Series sessions is not available at this time. It will be
added to our website at a date closer to fall Quilt Market.
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
No luggage/rolling carts allowed in the room during Sample Spree!
Please note: Sample Spree enrollment usually sells out because fire marshal regulations limit the number that can be enrolled. However, at 8 p.m. more people can be admitted as others leave. Pay at the door.
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 29
Concourse C Lobby
Relax with familiar friends or new Market acquaintances at this casual social and networking mixer right after the show floor closes and before you head out for dinner plans. There will be a cash bar and complimentary light snacks for you to enjoy. Come join the party! No reservation required, just show up!
MONDAY, OCTOBER 30
525. IRON QUILTER CHALLENGE $20
Sponsored by Baby Lock Sewing Machines
Move over Kitchen Stadium—make room for Studio Stadium! Watch in amazement as six teams of teachers/quilters (led by Pam Holland, Charlotte Angotti, Gyleen X. Fitzgerald, Catherine Redford, Marti Michell, and Karen K. Stone) face off to create the most delectable small quilt in just two hours!
The scraps will fly, the sewing machines will whir, and the “cutting” remarks will zing as you enjoy an evening of chaotic creativity, teamwork, and cheerleading up until the final buzzer!
Given a different collection of 14 fabrics for each team, the teams will be feverishly designing and working in true Stadium fashion to win your vote for best quilt top.
Come join the fun and participate in the audience Show & Tell (a project from your classes or a quilt you’ve completed recently).
Stop off at the complimentary snacks table and the cash bar, enjoy the audience mix and mingle, and check out the door prizes galore! Top prize for the night will be a Baby Lock sewing machine!
Sewing machines and grand prize provided by Baby Lock of America. Irons provided by Oliso. Door prizes and equipment will be donated by many of the exhibitors. The quilt tops will be included in the silent auction in special exhibits to benefit the Texas Quilt Museum.
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 31
7:30 AM-7:00 PM
Please join us for a day of visiting local shops and historic areas for inspiration and 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, SIGHTSEEING, & QUILT SHOPS TOUR $122
Housed in two historic 1890s 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 The Quilted Skein and delicious cuisine at Celebrations by Bistro 108. Visit the Painted Church at St. John the Baptist Church in the historic and charming town of Ammansville and shop at Sew Special in Katy, specializing in Bernina and Baby Lock sewing machines and offering a great selection of new, bright, and colorful fabrics and a wide array of notions and tools.