One thing we’ve had in the works since practically the day after last year’s fall Festival is this year’s Festival Pet Postcard Project. The project—which aims to raise money for Houston-based animal adoption agency and shelter Friends For Life—allows attendees to purchase

International Quilt Festival/Long Beach

August 2-4, 2013

Preview Night & Classes begin August 1

Long Beach Convention Center

Long Beach, California, USA


International Quilt Festival/Houston

October 31-November 3, 2013

Preview Night October 30
Classes begin October 28

George R. Brown Convention Center

Houston, Texas, USA


International Quilt Festival/Cincinnati

April 3-5, 2014

Preview Night April 2

Duke Energy Convention Center

Cincinnati, Ohio, USA


International Quilt Festival/Chicago

June 20-22, 2014

Preview Night June 19

Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

Rosemont, Illinois, USA


Quilt! Knit! Stitch!/Portland

August 14-16, 2014

Preview Night August 13

Oregon Convention Center

Portland, Oregon, USA


International Quilt Festival/Houston

October 30-November 2, 2014

Preview Night October 29
Classes begin October 27

George R. Brown Convention Center

Houston, Texas, USA

one-of-a-kind animal-themed fabric postcards donated by quilt artists from all over the world (anyone can donate…see our Freeloading feature to find out how!)

The accompanying exhibit, “The Festival Awareness Project: It’s Raining Cats & Dogs,” will showcase some fantastic pet-themed quilts—a subject matter that seems to be popular among many quilters we know! (See this edition’s “Quilting Cats and Dogs” piece to see some of our favorite pet-inspired quilts.)

Happy summer, and happy reading,

Rhianna Griffin


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