). There’s a preview night from 7 to 10 p.m. November 2, with a 5 p.m. start for class enrollees and International Quilt Association members. Continuing 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. November 3, 4 and 5; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. November 6. George R. Brown Convention Center, 1001 Avenida de las Americas. For information, call 713-781-6864 or visit quilts.com
. Free to $42.
Revenge is nigh for people whose college advisers told them they couldn’t major in both arts and crafts — that they’d have to pick just one. The best of both worlds comes together at the International Quilt Festival Houston, featuring more than 1,600 quilts and textile artworks, plus booths selling quilts, fabrics, books, patterns, notions, crafts, machines and supplies. In addition to the miles of beautiful quilts, people have the chance to learn sewing techniques in the more than 500 hands-on classes, lectures and special events. “Only here in Houston do we have such an enormous amount of shopping, art and classes. You don’t, by any stretch of the imagination, have to be a quilter to participate,” says Bob Ruggiero, director of public information for organizer Quilts, Inc. (and a frequent contributor to the