Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Quilters Take Manhattan

The Quilt Alliance is relatively new to me, I'll confess. I had heard of it, but it was Abby Glassenberg's post last month that really clued me in to what it was all about - documenting, preserving, and sharing quilts and quilt stories - and that's something I can really get behind. The Quilt Alliance has three main projects celebrating the history of quilts. Find out more about Quilters' S.O.S.-Save Our Stories, Go Tell It at the Quilt Show!, and National Quilting Day by clicking the links.


If you've read my blog much at all, you'll know that I do love a good quilt story. So when I was asked if I'd share here about the upcoming Quilters Take Manhattan, I said I'd be happy to do so. This is the sixth year for this annual event, held September 23-25, and will feature workshops with Victoria Findlay Wolfe; museum and garment district walking tours; featured speakers Kaffe Fassett, Dr. Carolyn L. Mazloomi, and Mark Lipinski; a scavanger hunt; and a Pizza Party at Victoria Findlay Wolfe’s home. What? Sounds pretty cool, right?!

Unfortunately, we can't all be there, which is why there's a "Moda Home Ticket" which includes a QTM Goody Bag packed with sponsor-donated samples, plus priority access to online video of the Sunday with Sponsors event (sent via email link 2 weeks after event). And the Quilt Alliance is giving away one ticket right here, and at each blog hop stop this week. Just leave a comment below for a chance to win. The giveaway will be open until Monday, September 12th at 5 pm PDT, when I'll choose a random winner.  [Giveaway is open to all, but international winners are responsible for any customs fees that may be charged when shipment enters their country.] ***ETA: Giveaway has closed. Congrats to Lee, commenter #61!***

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Meanwhile, visit each stop on the blog hop for more chances to win. Here's the schedule of participating blogs:

Day 1 - Monday, September 5
Chris Dodsley @made by ChrissieD
Quilt Alliance
Pat Sloan
AccuQuilt

Day 2 - Tuesday, September 6
Victoria Findlay Wolfe @Victoria Findlay Wolfe Quilts
Erin Sampson - Aurifil @Auribuzz
Freespirit Fabric
Heather Jones @Heather Jones Studioo

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


Day 4 - Thursday, September 8

Jacquie Gering @tallgrass prairie studio
Jessica Skultety @Quilty Habit
Gotham Quilts @Fabric Nerd
Handi Quilter

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

Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you take a little time to find out more about the Quilt Alliance's work with quilters like you and me.

73 comments:

  1. I can't go to the quilt show, but I would love to win the goody bag!

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  2. Thank you, wish I was there!
    cork@pa.rr.com

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  3. Would love to win the goody bag.

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  4. Sounds like a great event. New goodies to play with are always fun.

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  5. Sounds like a worthwhile endeavor. These organizations are doing a great service. sjvonfumetti at yahoo dot com

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  6. Great event! Wish I could go but a goody bag would help me over my disappointment! LOL mumbird3(at)gmail(dot)com

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  7. The goody bag would certainly be a great gift to win..fingers crossed.

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  8. I enjoy your blogs and newsletters so much. Both undoubtedly take a lot of work.

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  9. I'm very excited as this is the first year that I will be there. I'm so looking forward to it. Thanks for a chance to win a goody bag.

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  10. someday I'm going to go. as luck would have it, I am going to be in NYC right AFTER it ends! Boo. same thing happened last year.

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  11. Quilters Alliance sounds like fun. I would be thrilled to win the QTM Goody Bag. My fingers are crossed. Thanks!

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  12. I also just found out about Quilt Alliance a goody bag would fun to share with my group of quilters we meet weekly
    Cary.wisnosky@gmail.com

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  13. It would be fun to be there, thanks for a chance to win the next best.

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  14. What a cool prize! I would be thrilled to win and thanks for sharing more information about the event.

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  15. I've been to QTM in 2012 and had a great time. I'd love to share the experience this year with a prize win.

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  16. That sounds cool. I am far from NY, but would enjoy the home package.

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  17. The workshops sound great and love the Quilters Alliance project.

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  18. Sounds like an interesting event. 24Tangent@gmail.com

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  19. Thanks for sharing the info and for the chance to win.

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  20. Quilting is more than a hobby...it's a creative social event! I love a chance to win...thanks!!!

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  21. It would be wonderful to be able to attend the event. Thanks for the chance to share in it.

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  22. Love attending QTM. I will be there as a volunteer this year. So much to see, so much to do, not enough time for all of it!

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  23. i would love to hear these speakers!

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  24. I love the idea of a 'home ticket'. Thanks for allowing distant quilters to participate.
    j dot minyard at sbcglobal dot net

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  25. Like you, I was previously unaware of this group. But it is a great cause and I wish I could go!

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  26. I love quilt stories! :)
    laura333369 at gmail dot com

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  27. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  28. From Sandi Scarlett:
    I tried entering the contest for Quilter's Take Manhattan from your Blog but it came back undeliverable. Can you please enter me into the drawing? This is what I said: I'm very excited as this is the first year that I will be there. I'm so looking forward to it. Thanks for a chance to win a goody bag.
    sandi1100@yahoo.com

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  29. Wish I could be in NY! A home ticket would be good too though! :)
    Lauren Gaub
    lgaub92@icloud.com

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  30. HI Debbie, this is something I would come out of hiding for wink..

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  31. QTM is fun. I've been a few times, and the goody bags are always fun, too. Thanks for the chance to win. I'm not sure if I'm going this year.

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  32. I wish I could go! Thank you for the giveaway!

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  33. Your dinner at the herb farm sounded wonderful. Would like to try it some time when up your way. Also would like to attend the NYC event someday too! Thanks for sharing the giveaway!

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  34. Oh it would be great to attend! Thanks for the chance to win the goody bag!

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  35. What an exciting time for everyone that gets to go!! QTM sounds amazung!! Thank you for chance to win a Goody Bag! Will be Treasures to win a part of the Event!! :D

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

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  37. Wish I was lucky enough to be able to attend QTM to hear Kaffe F. and Mark L. speak. Sounds like there will be exciting things all weekend! BTW, I love the quilt made with the Mango block in your tutorials!

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  38. Wish I could be there. I know I would learn so much. But since I can't, winning this goodie bag would be the next best thing.

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  39. Quilters Take Manhattan sounds wonderful!

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  40. Would love to go but my September calendar has filled up. Sounds like a great event. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity.

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  41. Oh how I wish I were going to be a part of the excitement! I love history of quilts, it is always the first thing I read in any quilting book!

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  42. Thanks for the chance...I would LOVE to go but alas I, too, am in Seattle and it's a trek this time of year...but WHAT FUN it would be!

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  43. I would love to go to this event, I love their mission. it would be nice to win this prize package. Thanks for the opportunity.

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  44. a home ticket is the perfect giveaway for those of us unable to attended...a real quilty win/win

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  45. Wish I could be at the event. But a home ticket would be great .

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  46. How did I not know about Quilt Alliance before today? I have no clue! I'm definitely going to take time to learn more about QA. I bet the add-on Scavenger Hunt is going to be a blast! Putting QTM on my calendar for next year.

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  47. I surely wish I was there to see Kaffe Fassett and Dr. Carolyn Mazloomi. That would be such a treat. But.... since I am not there, please enter me for "tickets" and a swag bag.

    tushay3 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  48. WOW! Wish I could go! This is the first I've heard of it but will be learning more and more. There is always next year!

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  49. Sounds like it will be a great event. I'd love to experience it, even second hand. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  50. I wish I could be there for QTM, but since I cannot, thank you for the chance to win a goody bag!

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  51. Someday I hope to get to QTM! in the meantime,it would be fun to have a goodie bag"

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  52. It would be fun to go to New York for any reason but NYC AND quilts? Wa-hoo!

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  53. One day would be fun to joining you in celebrating this event but unfortunately not this year!

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  54. What a fun idea to offer a prize for those of us watching the event from the sidelines.

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  55. I wish I could attend in person! Thank you for sharing about the Quilt Alliance. Next, I'll have to explore their website.

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  56. Such great speakers wish I could attend.

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  57. Thank you . It would be wonderful to be there .
    kcummings71@gmail.com

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  58. What a great opportunity for the lucky person winning this!

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  59. Quilt stories are the best! thank you!

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  60. Would love to be there in person. Preserving the history of the quilts we make for future generations is important. Thanks for the giveaway. grinnie1961 at gmail dot com

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  61. Sounds like a fun weekend, too bad NYC is so far from us!

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  62. This is a very exciting project. it has been delightful to learn more about it.

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  63. NEAT GIVEAWAY! THANKS FOR SHARING!
    msstitcher1214@gmail.com

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  64. This looks like such a great event! Thanks for the chance to participate!

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  65. I long to attend QTM. Following along on the blog hop, and dreaming of winning a goodie bag, is as close as I'm likely to get, so I thank you for being part of this. :)

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  66. All that fun quilting and pizza too? Sounds like such a great event.

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  67. What a great way to spend a week in Manhatten! Wish I could be there!

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  68. What a great giveaway! Thanks for the chance!

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  69. I would love to hear Kaffe Fassett and Dr. Carolyn Mazloomi. But unfortunately, not this year. So glad there is an organized effort to document quilt histories.

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