Tuesday, September 06, 2016

Quilters Take Manhattan

Are you a Quilter who wants to take Manhattan?
Education, fun and some top notch talent to inspire all quilters September 23 – 25




The heart of quilting lives in Manhattan, especially the weekend of September 23 – 25 at the Quilter’s Take Manhattan event sponsored by the Quilter’s Alliance.  This weekend serves as the perfect opportunity to learn from some of the best and tour some of the mainstays that make Manhattan the hub of the world.  Who would not want to wander the Garment District with Paula Nadelstern and see fabric through her eyes?  Or take a peek behind the scenes of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s renowned Textile Center. Or how about an After Dinner Pizza Party at Victoria Findlay Wolfe’s loft home and studio? Your friends will be pea-green with envy.  This is just the tip of the iceberg.

Kaffe Fassett
Best part, on Saturday you can hear from the master himself, Kaffe Fassett with Brandon Mably.  Come hear Kaffe talk of the inspirations behind his work and glean from his color and design genius.  You will hang on his every word and you could walk away with signed copies of his brand new books for purchase; Bold Blooms, a stunning guide and vibrant pattern collection of 25 new patchwork and needlepoint projects, from renowned color expert and quilt and fabric designer Kaffe Fassett, and Quilts In Italy, 20 designs from Kaffe Fassett and his team in striking color combinations including both classic and contemporary blocks.

Brandon Mably
In addition, Dr. Carolyn L. Mazloomi will also speak at QTM. As founder of Women of Color Quilters Network, Historian and curator, Mazloomi, is in a unique position to bring together quilts for critically successful exhibitions.  Mazloomi discusses the genesis of her latest touring exhibit, And Still We Rise. The exhibition reflects upon significant historical events from the 17th century into the 21st century which affected African American culture.

Even better, the stories continue with the Quilter’s Alliance SOS, Save Our Stories campaign.  Every quilt has a story, one to be shared and to inspire.  The documentation of these stories is paramount to creating an oral and well-archived history of what quilting means to one and all, especially the quilter.  Mark Lapinski will be interviewed by Marie Bostwick as part of Quilter’s SOS, followed by Marianne Fons, who will share one of her quilts to demonstrate another Quilt Alliance project, “Go Tell It at the Quilt Show!" Do you have a quilt story you’d like to share?

For more information and complete schedule of events, click here and for goodness sakes, get out there and take Manhattan with your love for all things quilting!




As part of our sponsorship of Quilters Take Manhattan, we are giving away a QTM Home Ticket. The Home Ticket provides a chance for those who can’t make it to the Big Apple to experience their own home slice of the event. Value of $35 ($30 for QA members). Winners of the QTM Home Ticket will receive in the mail (in late September) a QTM Goody Bag stuffed full of samples and treats from our sponsors, and email links to footage of the Sunday with Sponsors event, the Quilt Match Manhattan challenge and more (emailed in late September).  Comment below for a chance to win! 




Congrats to Havplenty for being chosen as the winner of the QTM goodie bag! Thanks to everyone who participated! 
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45 comments:

Jodi - usairdoll said...

I wish I was able to go, sounds like an amazing time.

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teachpany said...

I've been to QTM, and it was fun. I'm happy to hear Mark and Marie will be sharing, too. They are awesome! Thanks for the info.

Sandi1100 said...

I'm very excited as I will be attending the show and hearing Kaffe speak. This is the first time I will be attending.

Material Girl said...

Sounds like SO much fun. Wish I was going to share in the fun!

Material Girl said...

Wish I was going. Sounds like so much fun.

Anonymous said...

I'm very excited as I will be attending the show and hearing Kaffe speak.
This is the first time I will be attending. I tried posting with my Google Account and it was returned undeliverable so now I'm trying this. sandi1100@yahoo.com

cathy said...

Thank you for sharing the info and for the chance to win.

tac73 said...

Wow! It would be wonderful to attend in person.

Betty L said...

I would love, love, love to win this! And even more, I wish I go attend!

AfterMath Quilting said...

Thank you for the opportunity for a CA quilter to participate in a NYC event.

Allison CB said...

Awesome goody bag!!! Wish I was going to NYC!!! Thanks for the chance!!

Judith Dziadosz said...

This sounds so exciting Quilters in Manhattan. I am not able to attend but will read all the information and follow links to photos from the events/
Judy

Patty D from NC said...

This seems like quite the amazing event!

Joanne Pelletier said...

I am so jealous, I wish my life would allow me to see this event in person. Love Free Spirit and Kaffe and Tula and and and...................

OhioLori said...

What a fun and exciting time you all are going to be having!! Would love to be there!! Thank you for a chance to win your give-a-way! what a Treasure to win a goody bag of the QTM experience!! :D

Linda Williamson said...

I think it important for all quilters to label and document the quilts we make for preservation whether is modern or traditional, new or old. Wish I could be in NYC for this event.

Jocelyn said...

Quilters Take Manhattan sounds amazing! Wish I could be there. Thanks for sharing.

Allison said...

I wish I could attend Quilters Take Manhattan! It sounds fantastic!

Janie said...

Thank you so much for being a part of Quilt Alliance.

Lisa Marie said...

Quilters Take Manhattan sounds like a wonderful event!

Susan said...

I would love to be there for this event. I love NYC. But, since I can't be, winning this package of goodies would be the next best thing.

Anita Jacksonn said...

Wow, I would love to be at this event! It looks so wonderful! I will be going to a local quilt show at a church in my area so I'm happy but this event looks like a big Bang! I love it! I will be following along, and waiting to hear and see more!

Anonymous said...

QTM looks like it would be so fun and inspiring to be a part of. But I live on the other side of the country and it isn’t possible for me to attend. Pam
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mightystrongandvictorious.com said...

QTM sounds like a super fun and educational event. Being held in NYC, how could it not be? Plus, quilting ... that makes NYC even better! Can't attend this year, but definitely marking my calendar for next year.

Darlene Jacolik said...

This is a great giveaway! I can't attend QTM but it sure would be a wonderful prize to win

Havplenty said...

Oh how I wish I could be there to hear both Kaffe Fassett and Dr. Carolyn Mazloomi. What a treat that should be. If only these sessions were available online. But..... since I am not there, please enter me in the draw for a "ticket" and a swag bag. There is surely to be some creative inspiration in the swag bag destined for my next project.

tushay3 (at) yahoo (dot) com

PK Sews said...

Thanks for the Great Post on Quilters Take Manhattan. And thanks of the chance to win a goodie bag!

Tracy said...

That goodie bag would be fun to win! The video would be awesome to be able to watch too! Thanks!

Joyful Quilter said...

Wow, sounds like a great event. Wish I could go.

Nicole said...

I'm glad to see such support for a great organization; I would love to be able to participate in person.

Nicole said...

I'm glad to see such support for a great organization; I would love to be able to participate in person.

The Fabric Store Lady said...

Best wishes for a hugely successful show!

Lisa in Port Hope said...

It has been so fun hearing about the great activities by the Quilt Alliance. I would love to win this goody bag!

KaHolly said...

This looks like a fantabulous event! I sew wish I could attend! It will be fun to read follow up articles about it.

Lee said...

I am loving this hop - I love the inspiration!

Cheralee Stover said...

I found this link through another blog I follow. I am the social media person for the Pittsburgh Modern Guild. How can I make sure I am getting the news about these events to pass along to my members? This trip sounds fantastic!

babiesdoc said...

I would love to hear kaffe fasset speak
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Kristine said...

I'm so glad I heard about this event! It looks awesome! Thanks for the chance to be part of it!

Lisa S. said...

Wish I could have attended in person.
what a fun chance to win.....
simpledream2@hotmail.com
Thanks for the chance,
Lisa

Lisa S. said...

Wish I could have attended in person.
what a fun chance to win.....
simpledream2@hotmail.com
Thanks for the chance,
Lisa

Beth said...

I've longed to attend QTM for the inspiration and the sense of community. This blog hop has reinforced that feeling. Thanks for being part of it!

marcella said...

What a great sounding event. Great of you to support it by being a sponsor!

Afquilt said...

I would love to attend this event someday. Thanks for the chance!

Liz said...

Looks like fun! Love the bag and chance to win!
mlheggem at gmail dot com

Liz said...

I'll try again.....love NYC. Love the chance to win the bag! Some day I'll attend this fun event!

mlheggem at gmail dot com