Wednesday, June 8, 2011


The Alliance for American Quilts wants to make sure every quilter and quilt lover
knows about its "Quilters Take Manhattan" fundraisers in NYC this summer. There 
are three separate events on the schedule.The main program--a celebrity-filled  
afternoon on Saturday, August 6,2010---
will feature presentations by Marianne Fons 
and her daughter Mary. 
In addition, there will be a live interview with Project Runway 
winner, Jay McCarroll, 
 for the Alliance's oral history project, 
Quilters' S.O.S. - Save Our Stories,
The event will be held at F.I.T. 
(Fashion Institute of Technology), and will include food, 
goodie bags, amazing door prizes, demos, and a silent auction.

But that's not all: anyone who becomes a member of the AAQ before June 23
(for as little as $25) is eligible to win two free tickets to "Marianne & Jay on the Runway," plus a free hotel room that night in NYC's famed Garment District. 

The winner will be announced on the AAQ website on June 24. It's the perfect opportunity to enjoy a special day (and night) in The Big Apple and to support a wonderful, non-profit organization with your membership.
Note to current Alliance members: If you already are an Alliance member, your name automatically is included in this drawing! 

Marianne Fons, Jay MacCarroll, Victoria Findlay Wolfe, Mary Fons

 Hope to see you there!

Before you go!
I have ANOTHER giveaway for you!
The Betty June Dress by Serendipity Studios!
Do like to make things other than quilts?
What comes in second with your sewing OBSESSION?

;-)  I'll draw a winner Friday morning at 9am.
June 10th.


  1. Hi Victoria!
    I love to make clothes, either for myself or my granddaughter. Hers are much faster to make!

  2. I like to make bags and accessories but also cute funky clothes just like this dress!
    Thanks for the giveaway

  3. My daughter would love that dress - hope to see/meet you in NY!

  4. I enjoy making clothes for my girls; DD2 would look lovely in the Betty June dress!

  5. Oh, I love Serendipity Studios patterns--is Kay Whitt not the cutest?!? I'd love to make myself this dress for Summer.

    I make bags and clothing for myself and sometimes nieces and nephews besides quilting.

  6. I sew for my grandkids & that is my main "obsession" right now. But I love quilting and I know I'll have that for when they decide they only want to wear jeans & Tees!

  7. I have not made clothes for myself since maternity wear and well my kids are 35 and 30 so that was a while ago. the new designs are just delightful so who knows maybe its time again?
    I love making baby toys, dolls and doll quilts, stuffed animals for my granddaughter.
    thanks for the chance to win :0)

    Happy sewing

  8. kay whitt is so talented. love her patterns. i'm in a major sewing slump, inspire me please. :>)

  9. N-Y-C!!!!!! Sounds like fun!
    My second to quilting is gardening followed closely by knitting. I love to knit with wool yarn and felt it!

  10. forgot to answer your question. i enjoy making purses/bags, embellished to the max. i <3 whimsey!!

  11. Cleaning off my cutting table today I found my signature block for your quilt. I guess I'll just use it as a label on one of the charity quilts I am trying to do. I would love to win your giveaway.

  12. Yes, I love to sew clothes and I love this pattern line. I have another of her patterns to use for a daughter's dress. Kathie L in Allentown

  13. I would love to try my hand at making this dress!

  14. Sign me up for the dress pattern. It looks lovely! I love wearing clothes that I've made.

  15. I love to sew clothes and crochet!

    Thanks for the chance :D

  16. I love to make baskets and have been experimenting with making them from cut up sweaters as the filler part.

  17. My obsession is anything sewing, collecting old sewing notions, buttons, trims, fabrics, etc. I've only been quilting for about 10 years. Love the pattern. Maybe one of my daughters will like it.


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