International Quilt Festival in Long Beach begins Thursday night with a preview, and continues through the 26th! I'll be there on Friday with a few friends and we'll see how this year compares to last. I heard the rumor that the City of Long Beach was not prepared for the sheer volume of quilters that descended upon the city and convention center last year. I'm sure those problems will have been corrected for this years event!
Long Beach is a wonderful city, by the way. The convention center is directly across the street from the Aquarium, which is great fun, and the Queen Mary is just around the corner, so there's no shortage of things to do and see! And, if that's not enough, you can hop in the car and drive over to San Pedro to eat at an outdoor fish market where the food is exquisitely good! There are also many wonderful restaurants within walking distance of the convention center, though, so a car is not an absolute necessity.
Anyway, whatever you do....if you go, HAVE FUN and SPEND LOTS OF $$$ :))
Long Beach Map courtesy of google
Long Beach Skyline photo courtesy of www.mplascano.net
Cranes at Port of Los Angeles courtesy of QT Luong