1. Quilt Festival 2018

    The much anticipated Houston International Quilt Festival has come and gone.  It is always amazing and overwhelming at the same time. My friend Jody and I had to take a picture by the huge sewing machine. We thought about sending it to our husbands and telling them it was the new sewing machine we just bought. There are so many quilts and so many vendors that there's no way to see everything with…Read More

  2. Stitchin’ Heaven Quilt Shop

    When we went to visit my niece in Longview, Texas, on Easter weekend, I finally had an opportunity to visit Stitchin' Heaven, which is a well-known quilt shop in Mineola, Texas. They had a very fun booth at the Houston International Quilt Festival this past year and I've been wanting to visit the shop long before that. Unfortunately, my time was limited since I was supposed to be celebrating Easte…Read More

  3. Quilt Market

    In spite of how it may appear in the picture, I really had a productive quilt market. The vendors go out of their way to decorate their booths and make it fun for the Market attendees and it's great to go just to witness their creativity. I met with several fabric vendors and ordered over 30 bolts of fabric. One of the vendors is a new one for me, so I'm looking forward to adding to my fabric choi…Read More

  4. Silent Auction Quilt for WHQG Show

    The fall is my favorite time of year even though it has still felt like summer until the last day or so. It's still in the eighties, but that's cooler for us, so I'm happy about the improvement. October always gets me excited about the Houston International Quilt Market and Festival, but it's also the time of year that I start thinking about quilts for my guild's quilt show. The West Houston Quilt…Read More

  5. Houston International Quilt Festival

    After Quilt Market ends, the Houston International Quilt Festival begins. Unlike Market, which is a trade show for business owners, Festival is open to the public. And does it ever attract a crowd. Over 50,000 people attend during the four day show. I haven’t heard the attendance figures for this year, but last year was the Fortieth Anniversary Celebration and there were over 60,000 attendees. T…Read More