Houston International Quilt Show Retreat October 28 - November 1, 2019


The Plan

 Whether you have been before or this is your first adventure at the Houston International Quilt Festival, you are in for a treat.  Candy Creates has created an amazing experience for you.  The HIQF begins Wednesday evening with Preview Night.  We start our adventure on Monday, October 28 at 1:00 p.m. with a meet and greet and a fun class.  The fun continues when we venture out to our wonderful welcome dinner.  We will return back to our hotel following our special dinner and work on our project or get some needed rest.  We start Tuesday* with a wonderful breakfast and then we will be picked up by our private coach will take us to La Grange  Texas where we will visit the Texas Quilt Museum and enjoy a wonderful lunch.  We will return to our hotel where we will enjoy a wonderful meal catered by one of Houston's premier Mexican Food Restaurants.  Following Supper we will have time to work on our project and have fellowship.  The next morning we will enjoy another adventure and drive the Texas Gulf Coast visiting several quilt shops.  We will enjoy another lunch on the road then end our day at the George Brown Convention Center where we will enjoy dinner then attend the Preview night.  On Thursday** we will again be picked up by our private coach and be taken to the HQIF where you can enjoy a day of shopping and admiring all the quilts and everything else that goes along with the show. Lunch Included.  After the show we will go to the Grotto a highly rated Italian Restaurant and enjoy an amazing Italian Dinner.  Friday we will rinse and repeat but will end the night at Brennan's one of Houston's Premier Restaurants.  If everything works out correctly we will have some very special guest joining us for dinner Thursday and Friday.  

*It is possible the Museum and Shop Hop will be reversed depending on the response from the Museum.  They said it would be July or August before they let me know which day.

**On Thursday and Friday, if you wish to sign up for classes, I will make sure that you arrive in plenty of time for your morning classes.  If you take an afternoon class our motor coach will have us at the show by 10:00 a.m. each morning.  Classes are at your own expense.

Accommodations, Meals, Transportation and other Perks

Each participant will enjoy their own suite with many surprises.  Your  meals include 5 Dinners (M, T, W, Th, Fr) 5 Lunches (T, W, Th, F, S) and 5 Breakfasts (T, W, Th, F, S)  

In addition to having transportation to and from the show and to our other adventures,  your admission to the show and the museum will be included.   You will need to get transportation to the Hotel.  I will provide transportation to the airport or Saturday,  

Included along with all these things are several surprises and delights which will add to your  Quilt Show Experience.


What is a quilt retreat with retreat projects?  You will receive two patterns and all the fabric you need for the two projects.  The kits will come pre-cut.  I will also provide sewing machines, irons , cutting mats and all other necessary items to complete your project.


This trip is valued at over $3500.  Your cost is $2799.  There is a payment plan available.  

If you have signed up for other retreats you will receive a $100 discount...

Share the big news

If you share this with a friend and they sign up you will receive a special gift valued at $50 and your friend will receive a gift as well.  Simply let me know the friend with whom you shared the information and if they sign up I will make sure your gift or gifts are included in your welcome bag.


If you have any questions please email me a candy@candycreates.com or call me at 806-359-6235.