We are starting to settle into the George R. Brown and I thought now would be an excellent time to give you a forecast for what is to come over the next weekend of Quilt Market.
First, let me give you the forecast for Market (and I mean, literally…let me give you the forecast):
If you click on the above image, you’ll see the extended ten-day forecast for the Houston area, which shows that even thought it is going to be a little chilly over the weekend with highs only in the low-to-mid 70s (brrrrrrr), the temperature picks up the middle of next week so we are once again in the low 80s. Don’t forget that once the air is turned on in the convention center, it can get quite chilly, so pack that cardigan!
We also have some happenings at Quilt Market that I want to make sure you are aware of:
COME to our Fabric 2.0 Meet & Greet!
Fabric 2.0 Meet & Greet is brought to you by Quilt Market, and we are ever so grateful to our generous and shining sponsors for helping make this reception possible: Craftsy (our GOLD sponsor) and Quilting Arts (our Silver sponsor)!
One from the scrapbooks: Here I am with Elinor Peace Bailey and Luana Rubin from the very first Fabric 2.0 Meet & Greet in 2008. Fun times!
For those who have not attended Fabric 2.0’s Meet & Greet that the bubbly Caroline Devoy devised, hosted, and coordinated for the past four years, this is a very lively, casual, and fun kick-off to Quilt Market where those attending Market can meet up, enjoy a drink, and make new friends! No need to RSVP at this point, it is a cash bar with food, so please stop by with a smile, your camera, and your business or MOO cards!
Where: 3rd Floor Pre-Function Area at the Hilton
When: Friday, October 26, 6:00-8:00 PM
VIEW our new Sneak Peek Area!
If you are a retailer or in the media, you wont want to miss our brand new Sneak Peek area in front of Halls B & C where you will see samples of the latest and greatest in quilting and sewing! Click this link to get a sneak peek of our Sneak Peek.
.BE on TV! Twitter TV that is…
Thanks to my friend Susan Brubaker Knapp for taking this shot from last year’s Market and posting it on her blog!
Once again, we will be featuring our Twitter Wall where tweets from the Market show floor will appear in real time. So make sure your twitter app is loaded on your smartphone, and see your tweets on your Market findings and experience live on TV! The Twitter Wall will be centrally located on Main Street in the Exhibitor Area right at the Information Booth. Make sure when you tweet you use #quiltmarket so it will appear on the wall. And if you are not able to come to Quilt Market, be sure to follow us on Twitter to see what is happening!
.MEET up in our new Networking Lounge
Brand new to Quilt Market is our Networking Lounge where you can sit comfortably for meetings and charge your smartphones simultaneously at our charging station! Our Networking Lounge will be located in the back of Hall D in Aisle A, which is located in the Special Exhibits area just on the other side of the Exhibitor Area.
All of us at Quilts Inc. are looking forward to a very busy and successful show! Are you attending or exhibiting at Quilt Market? Let us know in the comments area, and see you in just a few days!