Thursday, September 8, 2016

Quilters Take Manhattan!


Today is my stop on the Quilters Take Manhattan blog hop.  I'm excited to be a part of letting everyone know about this great event in the quilting community and there's a giveaway too, so be sure to look for that on the bottom of the post!  The sixth annual Quilters Take Manhattan is coming up later this month on September 23rd-25th.  It's a spectacular celebration of quilting and fundraiser for the Quilt Alliance.  The highlight of the event will be talks by Kaffe Fassett and Dr. Carolyn L. Mazioomi.  The emcee will be the always entertaining Mary Fons.  You won't want to miss it!
Quilters Take Manhattan supports the important work of the Quilt Alliance. The Quilt Alliance is a nonprofit 501c3 organization established in 1993  with a mission to document, preserve, and share the stories of quilts and their makers. QA core projects include: Quilters’ S.O.S. – Save Our Stories (QSOS), Go Tell It at the Quilt Show! and National Quilting Day.

Now in it’s 6th year in the Big Apple, Quilters Take Manhattan is a hybrid, weekend-long series featuring a full-day event at FIT and evening cocktail party on Saturday, as well as Friday and Sunday tours of the Garment District, area museums, workshops and a Broadway outing. 

The Main Event at FIT includes a full day of lectures, interviews, vendors, an exhibition of quilts, trunk shows, and the Quilt Match Manhattan quilt design challenge and speakers Kaffe Fassett and Dr. Carolyn L. Mazloomi, and emcee Mary Fons.  There's something for everyone and it's a great way to support the preservation, documentation and promotion of quilting.

There are still tickets available for some of the events this month, and you can order them on the Quilt Alliance website.  If you're not able to make it to the event in person, the Quilt Alliance offers home tickets that allows you to participate in events from the comfort of your own home.  How great is that!  I hope you'll order a ticket and join me participating in the event at home!


Just for you...
The Quilt Alliance is giving away one of the Quilters Take Manhattan Moda Home Tickets.  It's valued at $35 and you'll receive a QTM Goody Bag stuffed full of samples and treats from the event sponsors by mail, and email links to footage of the Sunday with Sponsors event, the Quilt Match Manhattan challenge and more. To enter, leave a comment below and be sure to include your email address so you can be contacted if you're the winner.  The giveaway is open until Saturday September 10 at 5 p.m. CT.  The giveaway is open to US residents only. I'll use that great random number generator to pick a winner.

Be sure to visit the other stops on the hop for more chances to win and to support the work of the Quilt Alliance.

Day 1 - Monday, September 5
Chris Dodsley @made by ChrissieD

Day 2 - Tuesday, September 6
Victoria Findlay Wolfe @VFW Quilts
Erin Sampson - Aurifil @Auribuzz

Day 3 - Wednesday, September 7
Moda Fabrics @Moda Cutting Table
Denyse Schmidt on Instagram @dsquilts
Debbie Jeske @A Quilter's Table

Day 4 - Thursday, September 8
Jacquie Gering @tallgrass prairie studio You're Here!
Jessica Skultety @Quilty Habit
Gotham Quilts @Fabric Nerd

Day 5 - Friday, September 9
Kim Niedzwiecki @my go-go life
John Kubiniec @Big Rig Quilting

Comments have been closed.  Thanks for entering and for supporting the Quilt Alliance!

The magic random number generator chose Julie as the winner!  Congrats!  I've emailed you, so please send me your contact information so you can claim your prize.  Thanks to everyone for supporting this event and the Quilt Alliance.  If you want to be a part of the event, there's still time to purchase your own home ticket!  If I don't hear from Julie by Wednesday morning, I'll draw another winner.


67 comments:

patty a. said...

I have enjoyed reading about this event.

Cary Wisnosky said...

Please pick me! Love your site
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Kathryn said...

Great event, great organization.

quilter said...

Wish I could be there, thanks for the giveaway!
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babiesdoc said...

what a great reason to spend a weekend in NYC

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Anita Jackson said...

Fantastic! I am so glad you left the link to order The QTM 2016 Home Ticket! I am excited to contribute and get the goodie bag with all the great links to events! I am going to have to read up more on what the Quilt Match Manhattan challenge is. I've been blog hopping around and checking out the Quilt Alliance site to find out more! This is the first year I've heard of it and really excited! Can you tell! I love the history of quilts, the creators, the recipients and fabric process, their collections, even the economy of a quilter! This is a fabulous organization!

Quilting Tangent said...

Quilt Alliance sounds like a great mission. 24Tangent@gmail.com

Jocelyn said...

I would love to attend the Quilters Take Manhattan event. It sounds so fun. Of course it won't happen, but doing it virtual would be just as fun. Thanks!

Patty D from NC said...

Thanks for the opportunity to win such a great prize!

Cat Lady said...

Sounds like an exciting time. Wish I was able to be there. Thank you for the info and opportunity to win.

GiftyDiane said...

This would be a great excuse to visit New York!
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KaHolly said...

It sounds like such a fun time! Definitely on MY bucket list to try to attend in the future.

Suzie Faulhaber said...

Amazing to be there and learn so much about the history of quilting!

Linda Fleming said...

Would love to go and see the exhibits...I think it's so important to document what you're creating!

Deb M said...

Sounds like a great event...thanks for the opportunity!

fwJIquilter said...

It sounds like it would be fun. Too bad I'm so far away. It would be fun to see the videos.

Allison CB said...

I would love to go to this event - someday hopefully!!! a goody bag would be awesome - thanks for the chance!!! mumbird3(at)gmail(dot)com

folksmith said...

Sure would love to take Manhattan. Thanks for the chance of winning a goody bag.
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Linda said...

NEAT GIVEAWAY! THANKS FOR SHARING!
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Sharon said...

I need to educate myself about this organization. What I know is just bits and pieces, note ought to share with others thanks for the links.

Edna said...

Sounds like a great event. Wish I could attend.

Betsy said...

Looks like a fun event. Betsy.smith@verizon.net

Cindy Hutchins said...

Thank you for the opportunity to enter contest. ckhutch@itis.com

Sewgirl said...

I hope to attend one of these days!

Cathy L said...

What a cute goodie bag! This sounds like a wonderful opportunity to learn. Thanks for a chance at the giveaway.

Allison said...

This looks like a great giveaway! Thank you and Moda for the chance to win.

quiltonia said...

Thanks for all you do for us out in "Quiltland."

teachpany said...

I've been to QTM a few times, and always had fun. Thanks for the chance to win the home ticket.

Cindy Hutchins said...

Thanks for the giveaway.

kathy slaughter cummings said...

Thank you!
I imagine it is super exciting to be there!
Maybe someday!!!
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Kat Scott said...

Great event and Organization.... have fun!

Roseanne Carr Atkinson said...

I sure wish I could be there, sounds so fun! 1quiltyme@gmail.com

Patty said...

We need to take Manhattan in person sometime, Jacquie! But I'm up for the next best thing. pattysimmons@me.com

AngieSue said...

I love the home-ticket option - what a great idea!

OhioLori said...

What a super Give-a-way!! QTM sounds soooo fun & Exciting!! To win this prize will be sharing some of that fun time!! Thank you for the chance!! :)
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Kate said...

I love purple cone flowers and daisies. Summertime on a mountain.

maudie said...

Thanks for the chance to win and love checking out the new shops I have not known about before. jillfroelichatgmaildotcom

Mary Howland said...

How exciting and what a rewarding opportunity for the quilting community. I hope you'll be there.

Pam said...

I'll get there one year! Thanks for the chance!

Ann said...

Someday... thanks for a chance to win. Adillman3@gmail.com

Kathy E. said...

I've never been to New York and am a bit afraid to go there, but I wold love to attend a quilt show! That is on my bucket list!

Lisa Marie said...

It would be fun to "attend" this event online.

Rosalind Gutierrez said...

Love the goals of the Quilting Alliance & appreciate a chance to win a goody bag. rozz01 at cox dot net

Dee W said...

QTM is on my bucket list. I eagerly watch the videos, read all the blog posts and have ordered a home ticket before. winterwx at butler-bremer.com

Colleen Kole said...

Thanks for sharing- would love to go someday. colleenkole at gmail dot com

Janie said...

A very good cause. Thank you for the giveaway.

Julie said...

Thanks for the chance to win!

Kristine said...

Such a cool gathering! Thanks for the chance to participate!

GranChris said...

Would be so wonderful to win. Thanks for the chance.

Meg said...

Would love to win. Sounds like a fun time.

Meg said...

Would love to win. Sounds like a fun time.

Lisa S. said...

what a fun chance to win.....
simpledream2@hotmail.com
Thanks for the chance,
Lisa

Beth said...

I dream of attending QTM, but since the blog hop is as close as I'm likely to get, I thank you for being part of it and for allowing me to dream of winning a goodie bag!

wordygirl at earthlink dot net

Charlotte M. said...

What a wonderful event. Wish I live close enough to go.

mightystrongandvictorious.com said...

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Thanks for the scoop about the event and offering a giveaway. :)

Material Girl said...

I'd love to come. Sounds like fun!

Karen said...

Thank you for relaying information about this event. I hope I can attend some day. krseitz@earthlink.net

Mego said...

This is such a great cause! Thanks for the chance!!!

marcella said...

So fun! Would love to attend that event someday.

rosemaryschild said...

Looks like great fun-wish I could be there. Thank you for this wonderful opportunity, Susan spierssusan52@gmail.com

tac73 said...

Would love to attend in person someday.

Sfrench said...

Would love to attend QTM one day, it's on my bucket list!

Havplenty said...

I would have loved to be in attendance to hear Dr. Carolyn Mazloomi and Kaffe Fasset share their wisdom. I wish this content could be shared online but alas it will not. I would love to share in this event through the online content that will be available and the swag bag.

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cathy said...

I hope to attend one day but for now I am thankful for all the info and for the chance to win.
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Afquilt said...

Would love to attend this event in person one day! Thanks for the chance!

Mom C said...

I think that's a great project and the whole weekend sounds so marvelous. Someday.....

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