Quilt Market Houston - Tours/Boot Camp
november 1 - NOVEMBER 6, 2018
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 1
8 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, and tour guide.
100. HISTORIC GALVESTON & QUILT SHOPS TOUR $124
Start the day off with a wonderful stop at the Painted Pony ‘n Quilts shop, a must-see in La Porte! Then on to the coast for one of Galveston’s most incredible historical homes, Bishop’s Palace—constructed of steel and stone (surviving the Great Storm of 1900 virtually unscathed), it soars three stories tall with steep roofs and long sculptural chimneys. Enjoy a delicious lunch at an island favorite, Sunflower Café, then finish the day with a stop at Cactus Quilts in Texas City with a great selection of the best fabrics from many companies before returning to the convention center.
9 AM-4 PM
105. BOOT CAMP—HOW TO RUN A BUSINESS THAT DOESN'T RUN YOU! $129
Bob Negen, WhizBang! Retail Training
It is easy to get sucked into the day-to-day grind of running your quilt shop. It's fun work, but before you know it, you're stressed out, frazzled, and frustrated. Your dream of running a fun, profitable, and emotionally rewarding business seems impossible—but it's not, IF you know what you are doing. You CAN create a business that runs smoothly even if you aren't there. You CAN work less hours and still get everything done. You CAN make more money by working smarter, not harder. After this Boot Camp you'll be a smarter, better, and wiser business person!
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 6
7 AM-7 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, PAINTED CHURCH, & QUILT SHOPS TOUR $128
Housed in two historic 1890s buildings, The Texas Quilt Museum in La Grange provides a fine showcase for both antique and contemporary quilt art. Next to the Museum, guests will also find great shopping at places such as the Quilted Skein and delicious cuisine at Celebrations by Bistro 108. Bistro 108 represents all that is good in Texas—great food, comfortable atmosphere, good cheer, and friends all around! Travel from La Grange to visit the Painted Church at St. John the Baptist Church in Ammansville, TX that beautifully combines the German and Czech historical design influences of its congregation. Traveling back to Katy, experience a true Texas staple—BUC-EE’s! In Katy, TX, Quilt ‘N Sew carries a full range of products for sewing quilts, hand or machine embroidery, or appliqué. Then visit Sew Special Quilts—specializing in Bernina and Baby Lock sewing machines sales, classes, and on-site service technicians for all makes of machines. Offering a great selection of new, bright, and colorful fabrics for quilting enthusiasts and garment makers, they also have a wide array of notionS and tools to select from to make your next project even more fun to complete!