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Events: International Quilt Festival

By Emily Keough · April 5th, 2011 · CityBeat Recommends

Sink your needle and thread into the highly acclaimed International Quilt Festival Friday-Sunday at the Duke Energy Center (525 Elm St., Downtown). Dating back to 1974, this epic festival of quilt design has been known to attract more than 55,000 people from around the globe during its fall show in Houston. Be sure to fluff your pin cushion, arm yourself with your thimble and wear your comfiest pair of walking shoes as you stroll through aisle upon aisle of cotton, patchwork and thread for a $10 daily pass.

View the latest showcase of products that deal with sewing, stitching, embroidering, knitting, artwork, patterns, creating teddy bears and even making dresses for dolls. Stop by the booth of Akonye Kena to gander at the impressive selection of hand-rolled, recycled beads. With more than 300 exhibitors at this year’s event, you can see why some splurge for the $25 weekend pass. Be sure to document your fun by having your picture taken in the front of aisles 700 and 800.

Go here for festival hours and more information.



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