These are not the best pictures in the world, but I wanted to give you an idea of the size of Quilt Festival. The convention center is HUGE and it is crowded with quilters! I took these pictures from the second floor through the big round red framed windows that look down on the convention floor. I was shooting through the glass of the window, so there is an issue with reflections, but I think you can get an idea of the size and crowds. The first picture is of the food area. This was Thursday afternoon at about 1:30PM and there are very few seats available. What you don't see are the huge lines of people waiting to order. Trust me the lines were long, I just did not take a picture of them.
If you get a chance you should go to Houston. The classes were awesome, the vendor mall was terrific and there is not a adjective that is good enough to describe the quilts!
Hope to see you there next year!