2023 Houston International Quilt Festival

7 DAY TOUR FEATURING THE HOUSTON INTERNATIONAL QUILT FESTIVAL
Late Fall 2023

Tour Begins in San Antonio, Texas and Ends in Houston, Texas

$2,515 Per Person Double Occupancy
+$850 Additional
for Single Accommodations
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This Trip Includes

6 NIGHTS
Hotel accommodations, including porterage

8 MEALS
American breakfast (B) daily; 2 dinners (D)

SIGHTSEEING & ACTIVITIES
Guided sightseeing with your Tour Manager as outlined in the day-by-day itinerary; visits, admissions and special features are shown in bold.

DEPARTURE TRANSFER
Return transportation to Houston Area Airports (IAH) (HOU)

PROFESSIONAL TOUR MANAGER
Full time throughout the trip

Tour Highlights

  • Kick-off Welcome Reception
  • San Antonio River Walk
  • Historic Menger Hotel
  • The Alamo Visit & History Talk
  • San Antonio Narrated River Cruise
  • Pearl District History Walk
  • La Villita Artisan Shops
  • Creations Quilt Shop
  • Fredericksburg Day Trip
  • One Quilt Place Fabric Shop
  • Bucee’s Country Store
  • Texas Quilt Museum
  • The Quilted Skein Yarn and Fabric Shop
  • International Quilt Festival Multiday Admission
  • Sneak Preview Admission
  • Old Town Spring, Texas
  • GRS Creations Quilt Shop
  • Customary Farewell Dinner
  • Eight Meals: 6 Breakfasts, 2 Dinners

Hand Selected Hotels

SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS
The Historic Menger Hotel

HOUSTON, TEXAS
Hilton Americas Houston (Host Hotel)

Enjoy the vibrant colors of San Antonio’s riverwalk before attending America’s largest quilt show, the legendary Houston International Quilt Festival.

Day 1

Arrive San Antonio – Tour Begins

Welcome to our historic downtown San Antonio hotel, just a short walk from riverside cafés and charming adobe shops filled with colorful local art and antiques. Later, meet your Tour Manager and travel mates at our evening Welcome Meeting.

 

Day 2

San Antonio

“Remember the Alamo” with our guide as we learn about Davy Crockett and Jim Bowie at the historic fort. Next, board our private riverboat for an excursion down the Paseo del Rio, cruising under a canopy of cypress trees and arched footbridges. After a casual lunch, our local expert will guide us through San Antonio’s newest arts and entertainment neighborhood, the Pearl District. You’ll have free time to explore the artisan shops of La Villita before savoring dinner at one of the colorful restaurants lining the historic River Walk.  B

 

Day 3

San Antonio – Fredericksburg

This morning, we’ll visit Creations Quilt Shop. Shelves and cabinets are filled with fabrics, including Texas prints and hand-dyed and marbleized fabrics. Antique spool cabinets overflow with specialty buttons, trims, notions and patterns. Later, we’ll travel to the Bavarian village of Fredericksburg to see “gingerbread” houses and explore shops of fine crafts and bakeries that specialize in strudels and German pretzels.  B, D

 

Day 4

San Antonio – La Grange – Houston

In La Grange, we’ll visit the Texas Quilt Museum where the 19th-century brick interiors display quilts from Texas and around the world. Get your creative juices flowing browsing hundreds of bolts of fabric and endless choices of yarns at The Quilted Skein. Tonight, walk across the skybridge that connects our hotel the quilt show to get a first look at Houston’s much-anticipated International Quilt Festival on Preview Night. B

 

Day 5

Houston

Immerse yourself in the opening day of the Quilt Festival’s dazzling displays of prize-winning quilts. Hundreds of vendors’ booths await with products from around the world: fabrics, notions, antiques, books, ribbons, buttons, wearable art, needlework supplies and more. Your Tour Manager will give you insider tips for viewing the exhibitions, taking classes and shopping the mega-merchant mall, all without wearing yourself out! B

 

Day 6

Houston – Old Town Spring

Spark your creative passion admiring the displays at the Quilt Festival, then step away for a break and travel to Old Town Spring. Enjoy strolling grassy pathways and Victorian-style restaurants after shopping for quilting cottons at the local fabric shop. Share memories of your incredible journey at tonight’s customary Farewell Dinner. B, D

Day 7

Houston – Tour Ends

This morning, visit the International Quilt Festival one last time just in case there’s room left in that suitcase for another fat quarter or notion! Swap addresses with new friends before saying goodbye as travelers begin their journey home. B

 

Show & Class Info

For information regarding International Quilt Festival classes and events, please visit www.quilts.com

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