Sunday, July 10, 2011

Free tickets give away!

So, quilt-y & fashion friends! I've had  emails from a bunch of you that are 
coming to my event on the 5th. Thanks! See ya there! 
(Friday night is sold out) Yippee!

Now can I point you to the Saturday events? 
We have room still available for you to attend!

Are you coming to NYC  for the August Quilter's Take Manhattan event?

Want to come win some goodies, and chat up a bunch of fabulous quilters?
MaryAnn Fons, Her daughter Mary Fons ( do you know her show QUILTY?)
And Jay MacCarroll!  

We will all be together August 6th at FIT, to chat, win some drawings and 
participate in some silent auction gifts!

So. I want two of you here...

I have two tickets, 
valued at $45 each
to give away for the Saturday event!

Leave a comment here to win!
I will pick a random 
winner for each ticket on July 20th 9 a.m.
Be sure I can contact you!

If you just want to come and get your ticket now, read on!

5 Reasons Why You Should Come to the 
NYC Alliance Benefit, Saturday, August 6
1. The program rocks. 
Marianne Fons will give a short talk, then you will meet her daughter Mary, a Chicago actress and slam poet with her own new quilt show, Quilty. Then, Project Runway winner Jay McCarroll will be interviewed for the AAQ's oral history project, by New Jersey's own, Mark Lipinski.
2. The perks rock. 
Admission includes not just the program, but also refreshments, goody bags, door prizes (including Benartex fabric and 3 AccuQuilt GO! Baby machines) and a fun silent auction.
3. The price rocks. 
You get a full afternoon's program and all the extras for only $45.
4.  The location rocks.
 The hip Fashion Institute of Technology is a short walk from Penn Station.
5. The organization rocks. 
Buying a ticket helps the nonprofit Alliance for American Quilts with its mission to document, preserve and share the stories of quilts and their makers.

Still haven't convinced you?
If you buy a $45 ticket to "Marianne & Jay on the Runway" during July,, your name is automatically entered into a drawing to win a cameo appearance on "Quilt Out Loud," the TV show hosted by Mark Lipinski & Jodie Davis. Two winners will be notified July 31, and their appearances will be taped at the August 6 event, for a fall episode of the internet TV show. 

Want to add to the fun?
You can also help the Alliance by buying a ticket to a cocktail party on August 6, which starts at 7:30 pm at the famed City Quilter shop in Chelsea. Leave the F.I.T. event, grab a quick bite, then walk over to the City Quilter for drinks and eats, a chance to see the Noriko Endo show in City Quilter's new art quilt gallery. Rub elbows with Alliance board members like Moda CEO Mark Dunn, Mark Lipinski, Jodie Davis, quilt novelist Marie Bostwick, art quilters Frances Holliday Alford and Leslie Tucker-Jenison, and more. Plus, Alliance supporters like Paula Nadelstern. 
Come to the cocktail party also (or instead of the afternoon event). Tickets are $100, but the crowd will be more intimate and you will be helping an awesome organization.

More details and ticket buying instructions at
Come party with Meg, and meet the Alliance board members and friends!!!


  1. I would love to attend the event. Thanks for the opportunity!

  2. I've been day dreaming about coming up for it!

  3. I'm pretty sure I've told you before, but if not, I love your blog! I was so thrilled to read your posts on Barcelona - we're going there in September!! I'm so excited! And I love your Geese quilt - so much so that I'm going to have to make myself just speaks to me! Thanks so much for all of the inspiration!! xo, Nan

  4. I can't wait to come to the Friday night event (already have my tickets!) Would LOVE to come to Saturday afternoon too!!! :)

  5. Wow-- sounds like an awesome event!! Thanks for offering this giveaway!! Even if I don't win, I can't wait to hear/read all about it!

  6. I would love to win a ticket to the Saturday event. I already have my ticket for the Friday night one! Thanks V!

  7. awesome giveaway! i love nyc. i love quilt-y, i love winning (sounds charlie-like), i love your blog and love your kindness!!!!!!!!!!!!! :>)

  8. What a wonderful giveaway!! I'd love to go :) Thanks for the chance.

  9. Id love to go! Thanks!

  10. I used to work with Marianne at Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting, she is one of the warmest, most gracious people you will ever meet. Her daughter Mary is a delight! What a good excuse to visit NYC this would be!!!

  11. Sure wish I could! Have a blast.

  12. Well I am there on friday..bought and paid...i am there for cocktails on saturday evening...bought and why not try for a free saturday afternoon...smiles

  13. Is this the advantage of being one of your NY readers??? The odds are a little better than most giveaways? ;)

    Hope you are having the best time ever in MN!!! Hugs!

  14. It sounds like a great event and it is an easy bus ride from Northern VA to NYC. Woohoo

  15. Sounds like a great event I would love to attend!

  16. I would love to go to Saturday's event! Thanks


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