Full day Thursday! IQF opened to the public on Wednesday evening, and we went the following morning. Here are some of the pics I took:
The George R. Brown convention center where IQF is held every year. Between vendors and exhibit, the floor is about the size of 9 football fields, and we did the whole thing!
Huge crowds! We were in line waiting to purchase tickets for about 10 minutes:
Police on horses directed traffic:
Yet another ten minutes in line to get in.
We visited the doll exhibits first… it was pretty crowded, and I was jostled a lot, so I couldn’t get many decent pics.
And on to the vendors! Only took us four hours to do the floor this year. I tried to get some pics of the crowds, but was somewhat intimidated by the dirty looks I was getting… apparently they didn’t appreciate having their photos taken.
And… my personal favourite. You’ll want to see this one full size. 😉
That’s it for the indoor photos… I’m afraid I don’t do well in crowds. Here are some more I took when I got out, though:
Windows blown out by hurricane Ike.
And finally, the goodies I picked up! : )
7 yards of thin cotton lace at the Fine French Laces booth:
4 FQ’s from Creative Creations (Fat Quarter Queen):
Jointed enamel koi charms:
Stencils from Stewart Gill:
There were some beads, too. But I hope to display those later in the form of earrings. 😉
That’s all for now! Festival will be breaking down in almost one hour. Still waiting to hear the winners for the TOGC challenge (didn’t participate this year, but am still interested to know!).
And for the cats…
Noah recognizes his sister:
Queen Iris in her happy domain:
Sarah shows off her fine humour:
Ethan, begging for food… funny, but he doesn’t look starving. Could be just me…
And Chloe has a new box: