This is my first time going to Houston. I lucked out and have a room at the Hilton across the street! Major score! My hubby decided he is not up to the trip, so I will be flying down with one or more of my quilting peeps! I have been studying the class schedule. I think I have narrowed down my classes. Count me in on the Thursday night supper, Wanda!
Janet I just looked at your profile and I Love Love Love both of you lamb quilts. My last name is Wooley and I collect lambs,too. I can't wait to look up your quilts in Houston. Can you tell me how I can be sure to find them?
Thanks, Gabber! Hopefully my quilts in Houston will be the ones with the ribbons on them!! LOL!! I'll see if I can post a link so you can see the one with the sheep. The other one I entered doesn't have sheep in it. It is called Alphabet Alchemy and it will be in the small abstract category. The one with the sheep, Alpha'baa't Sampler will be in the whimsical category. Can't wait til November!! http://www.ihqs.org/images/2010gallery/305_Full.html
A friend and I have had luck staying at one of the Courtyards (Brookhollow I think) and driving into town. Had no problem finding inexpensive parking within a block or two of the convention center. The parking area was to the left as you are facing the convention center and toward the end of that street that runs in front of the convention center. I was able to attend in 07 and 08. Missed last year unfortunately but have already made hotel reservations in March. We drive in from San Antonio on Friday after work and then spend all day Saturday and Sunday trying to see all of the quilts and visit all the booths. Not easy in only 2 days, but always well worth the effort.