Check out this amazing event organized by Victoria, the leader of the NYC Modern Quilt Guild! Get your tickets now!
To showcase its dynamic programs, and help pay for them too, the Alliance has put together a fun collection of three related but separate events: “Quilters Take Manhattan.” Read about our events below with links to more information and ticket sales. Tickets are sold a la carte, so people can tailor a program to their own tastes and budgets. When you register for one or more events, the Alliance will link you to loads of supplemental information to help you put together an unforgettable quilters’ weekend in New York.
We are so proud to have four Gold Sponsors for this event series: New Track Media/ Creative Crafts Group/ Keepsake Quilting, AccuQuilt, AURIfil and Benartex. We thank each of these generous and creative companies for investing in quilt history, for today’s quiltmakers and generations to come.
And we are also very grateful to these Venue Sponsors: The City Quilter and Bumble Beans Inc. Thank you for opening your doors to Quilters Tak(ing) Manhattan! Please be sure to visit our sponsors’ websites and Facebook pages to show your support for their efforts.
Modern Stories: Documenting the Modern Quilt Movement:
Friday, August 5, 2011, 7:00-10:00 p.m.
This event is an intimate gathering at a Garment District loft and will include a panel of in-the-know bloggers, fabric designers and A-list quilters discussing the Modern Quilt movement. Also, witness Victoria Findlay Wolfe (Bumble Beans Inc.), custom quiltmaker and co-founder of the New York City Metro Area Modern Quilt Guild and Bumble Beans Basics charity project getting interviewed for the Alliance’s oral history project, Quilters’ S.O.S. – Save Our Stories (Q.S.O.S.). Our panel will be moderated by Jackie Kunkel and panelists include Melanie Testa, Kim Hryniewicz, Jennifer Paganelli, John Adams and Nancy Soriano. Refreshments and door prizes.
Tickets are $10 for AAQ members, $12 for nonmembers through June 30 and $15 starting July 1. AAQ annual membership fees start at $25 (Friendship Level). Visit our membership page for more information or join when you buy your event ticket online.
Marianne & Jay on the Runway: A Quilter’s Alliance of Fabric & Fashion
Saturday, August 6, 2011, 1:00-6:00 pm
Our biggest event in the series to be held at F.I.T., the Fashion Institute of Technology will feature beloved quilt TV host Marianne Fons. Marianne will lecture on “Why We Quilt,” and her daughter Mary Fons, a slam poet from Chicago who recently launched her own quilt TV show, “Quilty,” on the Internet will follow in the program. Then, meet Jay McCarroll, first season Project Runway winner, who is now designing quilt fabric for FreeSpirit. Jay will be interviewed for the Alliance’s prestigious Q.S.O.S. oral history project, and take questions from the audience. This afternoon has it all: door prizes, refreshments, goody bags, and an amazing silent auction. (The bad boy of quilting, Mark Lipinski, will be there too: but his role is a surprise for now.)
Tickets are $45 for AAQ members, $60 for nonmembers through June 30 and $70 starting July 1. AAQ annual membership fees start at $25 (Friendship Level). Visit our membership page for more information or join when you buy your event ticket online.
NY’s Ultimate Block Party: Cocktails at The City Quilter
Saturday, August 6, 2011, 7:30 – 9:00 pm
Take the short walk from F.I.T. to a unique cocktail party in the best and biggest quilt shop in Manhattan–The City Quilter. This just-expanded, eye-popping shop includes a new art gallery for quilts, where you can view an exhibit by Japanese quilter Noriko Endo (work pictured above). Nibble on appetizers and drink wine, while rubbing elbows with Marianne and Mary Fons, Jay McCarroll and lots of surprise quilt celebs. Activities include live bidding in the first-ever show and auction of quilts made by board members of the Alliance for American Quilts.
Tickets are $100 for AAQ members, $125 for nonmembers through June 30 and $150 starting July 1. AAQ annual membership fees start at $25 (Friendship Level). Visit our membership page for more information or join when you buy your event ticket online.