INTERACTIVE BOOTHS/ROOM TO SEW
LEARN TO QUILT
Coordinated by the Quilt Guild of Greater Houston
Stop by and learn to quilt! Volunteers from the Houston-area guild are willing to share their knowledge and love of quilting as they teach you the basics of patchwork techniques in this hands-on exhibit.
The Creativity Shell teaches sewing/textile arts and quilting classes to children in local schools, public libraries and shelters that rescue children from homelessness and human trafficking. Sewing machines will be set up for teaching during the Festival.
HOUSTON JUNIOR FORUM
Established in 1946, this nonprofit organization provides charitable services for children, youth, women, and senior adults in the greater Houston area. Senior adult quilting classes began in 1970. Learn about HJF and see anniversary quilts and elaborately beaded/appliquéd Fiesta skirts created for HJF presidents.¬
NORTHWEST HOUSTON QUILTS OF VALOR
The mission of this group is to cover all combat service members and veterans touched by war with comforting and healing Quilts of Valor. Come see what QOV is all about, sign a signature block, sew-a-block and speak with members of the Northwest Houston chapter.
THE OVARIAN CANCER QUILT PROJECT
Coordinated by The Blanton-Davis OCRP at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
The OCQP builds awareness about ovarian cancer through the artistry of quilting. Quilters from across Texas and the country are participating by generously donating quilts for the upcoming online auction. Many of the quilts are donated in honor or memory of a survivor.
PERIODIC QUILTS OF ELEMENTS
Coordinated by the American Chemical Society–Greater Houston Section
The ACS supports education and communicates the vital role of chemistry in addressing the world’s challenges. To celebrate the 150th anniversary of the periodic table, one of the most significant achievements in science, we have collaborated with local schools to display the artistry of the elements in quilts. Come talk to chemists about dye molecules and learn more about our outreach programs.
The Alliance’s mission is to document, preserve, and share the history of quilts and their makers. Core projects include Quilters’ S.O.S. – Save Our Stories and Go Tell It at the Quilt Show! Our partner projects include: The Quilt Index and Quilt Treasures.
Coordinated by the Bay Area Quilt Guild
Not sure how (or if) to repair a valuable family heirloom or properly care for an expensive new purchase? Get the answers right here about cleaning, displaying, and storing all your quilts, whether antique or contemporary.
QUILTS BEYOND BORDERS
Initially established to bring the warmth and comfort of quilts to orphaned and homeless children in Ethiopia, the group’s mission has expanded to provide quilts to many people in need, especially orphans and homeless children in cooler climates. Volunteers will hand out fabric kits to those who would like to make quilts at home.
Coordinated by RARE Science, Inc.
This program provides one-of-a-kind stuffed bears to children suffering from a rare disease, decorated to their specific interests. RARE Science also works to fund research to find cures for these debilitating illnesses. Attendees can learn more about the program or make a bear at the booth.
RYAN’S CASE FOR SMILES
Ryan’s Case for Smiles enlists volunteers in over 120 chapters to make bright, fun pillowcases for children in over 330 hospitals. Come learn how easy it is to make a pillowcase and help this great cause at the same time!
TEXAS BARN QUILTS
Coordinated by the Winchester, Texas Quilt Block Trail
Stop and see the beautiful traditional quilt block patterns painted on wooden boards. Pick up information on establishing a Quilt Block trail, trail maps, and a calendar of future classes. Attendees can watch a video of a quilt block painting demonstration, and blocks will be available for purchase.
RETURNING THIS YEAR!
ROOM TO SEW
See a specially designed sewing room that will inspire and provide ideas for organizing your sewing space and making it more functional. Attendees can purchase a raffle ticket to win the entire contents of the room, benefiting the nonprofit Texas Quilt Museum in La Grange, Texas.