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Houston International Quilt Festival 2019


  • George R. Brown Convention Center 1001 Avenida De Las Americas Houston, TX, 77010 United States (map)
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Houston International Quilt Festival 2019

Preview Night - Wed., Oct. 30

5 - 7 pm Private; 7 - 9 pm Public

Show Hours

10 am - 7 pm, Thurs. - Sat., Oct. 31 - Nov. 2

10 am - 4 pm, Sun., Nov. 3

Booth 1649

Our quilts have a big WOW factor! It looks so hard, but shhh…its easy!

Pacific Splash table runner X   (25” x 49”) for hand or machine reverse applique. This was first published in Fons & Porter’s Love of Quilting in 2017.

Pacific Splash table runner X (25” x 49”) for hand or machine reverse applique. This was first published in Fons & Porter’s Love of Quilting in 2017.

Be inspired by learning something new and creating a new, beautiful quilt piece to add a touch of elegance to your life.

Delve into one of our great projects for 2019! Always unique! All created with our empowering Trace, Baste, Snip & Stitch technique! All our patterns come with complete, comprehensible, step-by-step directions and full-size, re-usable pattern pieces.  

Books! Blocks! Medallions! Table runners! Quilts! Notions! Something for everyone! Show Special!

NEW! 

An Ocean of Joy! Dip your toes into the ocean while dipping your hand into reverse applique with Pacific Splash, table runner X ( 25” x 49”), for hand or machine reverse applique.

Falling Leaves Quilt IX   (82” x 82”) for Hand or Machine reverse applique.

Falling Leaves Quilt IX (82” x 82”) for Hand or Machine reverse applique.

To Everything there is a Season! Falling Leaves Quilt IX (82” x 82”) for hand and machine reverse applique!

Eye of God! Ojo de Dios Quilt XVI (60” x 60”) Our first NON- reverse Applique quilt. Bright and colorful in the new passport collection from Timeless Treasures, this spectacular quilt is made with paper-piecing and machine piecing.

Ancestral Heritage! Legacy, Medallion XVI ( 50” x 50”) for hand reverse applique.

Ojo de Dios Quilt XVI   (60” x 60”) for machine piecing and Paper-piecing. Our first NON reverse applique pattern.

Ojo de Dios Quilt XVI (60” x 60”) for machine piecing and Paper-piecing. Our first NON reverse applique pattern.

Cute & Playful! Lollipop Garden Quilt XV (40” x 40”) for hand and machine reverse applique with applique

Passionate! Appassionata Quilt XIV (68” x 68”) for hand and machine reverse applique and applique. Going to Road to CA? Sign up for the workshop to get started on making this passionate beauty.

Memorable! Remembrance Medallion XIV (36” x 36”) A soothing round symmetrical design to remind you that the Lord saves all our tears in His bottle. Hand or machine reverse applique.

Legacy Medallion XVI   (50” x 50”) for Hand reverse applique and a paper-pieced border.

Legacy Medallion XVI (50” x 50”) for Hand reverse applique and a paper-pieced border.

Kits available that take the guess work out for Flowers in the Wind table runner XV kits (18” x 42”) - pattern, fabric (Island Batik) & a companion mini-charm (Siesta Silver Jewelry)

  • Laser-cut kits! Choose Hearts & Fleur in two colorways. Special close out pricing.

Try something New in 2019!

Great notions & helpful tools to successfully create our patterns-

Reverse Applique Revealed Tutorial booklet- Learn the wonders of our reverse applique technique for hand and machine in this handy booklet.

We have Hoffman Leaf and Dream panels along with an assortment of great batiks in yardages for our patterns.

Illumination Medallion X   (36” x 36”) for hand or machine reverse applique using a Hoffman Leaf panel as the top fabric.

Illumination Medallion X (36” x 36”) for hand or machine reverse applique using a Hoffman Leaf panel as the top fabric.

For the Machine Appliquer:

  • Soft Fuse (37" x 3 yards) or (18” x 3 yards)-our favorite iron-on fusible. Lightweight, doesn't gunk up your needle and your piece washes up soft.

  • Kai sharp, bent-handled scissors-perfect for cutting fused fabric cleanly with more ease, and the bent-handled shape keeps your hand off the piece.

  • Terial Magic spray-on stabilizer. Just spray, let it dry and iron. Stitch without puckering. Washes out when done. Also great for Machine embroidery.

  • Pin Pals to keep your pins and scissors handy.

Lollipop Garden Quilt XV   (40” x 40”) for Hand or Machine reverse applique with applique.

Lollipop Garden Quilt XV (40” x 40”) for Hand or Machine reverse applique with applique.

For the Hand Appliquer:

  • John James Needles- No. 7 Sharps for basting; No. 11 Milliner's or No. 11 Applique for Hand stitching; No. 9 & No. 10 quilting betweens

  • Kai 4" scissors specially honed for our work. 2 styles-straight blade and Bent-handled with slightly blunted tips so they don't catch on the fabric. An Eye of the Beholder exclusive!

  • Beam N'Read personal light- portable, light-weight, hands-free light. Goes anywhere with you. Available in black or violet. Takes 4 AA batteries.

  • AC/USB Adaptor- optional for the Beam N' Read light so it operates without batteries. 6' - 12' plug-in to either a USB port or electrical outlet

  • Basting Thread- Natural

  • Desk Needle Threader- for those small-eyed, John James No. 11 Milliner's Needles the designer uses

  • Needle cases- to keep your hand stitching needles organized and within easy reach. Special price.

  • Pin Pals to keep your pins and scissors handy.

  • Frixion Gel pens for tracing your patterns.

Appassionata Quilt XIV   (68” x 68”) for Hand or machine reverse applique with applique. Learn to make this pattern in the class at Road to CA 2020.

Appassionata Quilt XIV (68” x 68”) for Hand or machine reverse applique with applique. Learn to make this pattern in the class at Road to CA 2020.

For Paper-Piecing:

SHOW SPECIAL!

BUY 3 or more patterns and get a FREE pattern! Buy 3 or more patterns and/or kits and choose a FREE pattern from a select group of patterns. Choose Hearts & Fleurs, Captain’s Wheel, Christmas Berries or Victorian Urn.

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