And I'll be in NYC for the Quilters Take Manhattan event to benefit the Alliance of American Quilts. Are you going? I can't wait! Here is some more info about all of the festivities.
Modern Stories: Documenting the Modern Quilt Movement:
Friday, August 5, 2011, 7:00-10:00 p.m.
Sorry, but this event is sold out!
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.
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.)
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 still available for the events on Saturday. To purchase, and for more information on the event and The AAQ, please visit the Alliance for American Quilts site here. Hope to see you this weekend!