I'm sure a lot of people that regularly follow quilt blogs have heard of Fall Quilt Market in Houston (Oct 27-29). It's where all the yummy upcoming fabric gets shown, among other industry related stuff. It's not open to the public. I wish I could go! (If anyone wants to take me in with them one day, I'm local and will take you to lunch or dinner or something! Hint hint!).
Immediately following Market is the Houston International Quilt Festival (Nov 1-4), which is open to the public. My mom, my sister, and I make a weekend out of it every year. Even though we live here, we get a hotel room in the hotel that is attached to the convention center (Hilton Americas). It's like a little staycation for us! We love the shopping (over 1100 booths!). And there is ridiculous quilty eye candy on display (over 1500!), including the MQG Showcase 2012.
Is anyone else in the bloggy world going to be there this year? I'd love to meet up and say hi! Or are you going to Market? You don't really have to take me in with you, but it'd be fun to meet up for a meal one day while you're in town.
I'm excited to get see the modern quilt exhibit, including Supernova (Freshly Pieced)! And of course all the FABRIC SHOPPING! It's going to be great. You can bet I'm going to take pictures (where allowed) to share with everyone!