You might be surprised by this – I know I was – one of the largest conventions of the year for Houston opens today – THE INTERNATIONAL QUILT FESTIVAL! And a lady from Dickinson won BEST IN SHOW, Cynthia England, from England Design Studio in Dickinson, picked up the top prize at the world’s largest quilt show on last night. Her amazing, winning creation was a quilt titled, “Reflections of Cape Town,”. Cynthia said she used her own Picture-Piecing technique to recreate this vivid scene from a South African fishing village.
2016 International Quilt Festival
When: 7-10 p.m. Nov. 2 (preview night); 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Nov. 3-5; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 6
Where: George R. Brown Convention Center, 1001 Avenida de las Americas
Tickets: $12 general admission, $9 seniors and students, $42 full show pass (includes preview night), $12 preview night only. (Children age 10 and younger admitted free with a paying adult.)