Almost Time for Houston!

Tips for maximizing your fun at Festival πŸŽ‰:

You’ll make new friends and help out great causes…the Quilt Alliance and SAQA booths are my favorites πŸ™‚

Pack essentials! Make sure to bring energy bars or other portable snacks.


Room with a friend to double the fun! (Best roomie ever, Meg Cox :))


Don’t be afraid to introduce yourself to celebrities and tell them how much you enjoy their work – they will appreciate it (and you’ll have some awesome selfies ;). My first visit to Festival, I walked right into a special exhibit by one of my heroes, Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry…amazing.

Pace yourself…it really is as huge as everyone says.

Bring a quilt you’ve made to the Quilt Alliance booth and do a “Go Tell It at the Quilt Show” 3 minute interview– we need to preserve our stories!

Bring your dancing shoes for the Saturday night party.

Don’t over-schedule yourself (speaking from experience 😳)…but DO take a few classes, teachers come to Festival from all over the world and it’s a fantastic opportunity to learn about new techniques and materials.

Come to Open Studios! OK, this is completely self-serving since I’ll be there ;)…but it is a fantastic way to see 4 artists at work every 2 hours (thanks to Pokey Bolton for introducing the concept)
And…if you just cannot make it this year…plan for next year!! Hope to see you soon….