Friday, April 6, 2012


 OK. I'm out last night with some pals, and we see this person standing outside of the Thomas PINK store... "Is that a statue?" someone asked?  Nope... Just a guy... dressed up!  Trying to be serious of course, representing the store... I couldn't resists, saying..."DON'T SMILE!" when I took his picture...  He had a very hard time not smiling!  hehe... to fun.  

Later we ended up at a restaurant that had SMORES for desert! YES! We were ROASTING MARSHMALLOWS at our Table over charcoal... Who knew! 
NYC is always filled with fun and exciting experiences!

Proof of that is THIS!

Get your tickets FAST for our Second "Quilters Take Manhattan" Event!  You can see pics from last years event here:  (LAST YEARS POSTS CLICK HERE)



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Quilters Take Manhattan: Denyse Schmidt
& Mark Lipinski at FIT
1:00-5:00 p.m., Saturday, September 15, 2012

Fashion Institute of Technology, Seventh Avenue at 28 Street, NYC. Ticketed event for 350 people.
$45 for Alliance Members, $60 for non members, $25 for "Home" tickets (see below)**
You can add your membership fee (including renewals) to your ticket order at checkout (full info on membership here).
**Can't make it to New York this year? Enjoy the event from your home by purchasing a "Home Ticket." For $25 you'll receive first access to event video footage online, a packed event goody bag with samples and treats from all of our sponsors, a chance to win select door prizes and the chance to buy a signed copy of Denyse Schmidt's new book and have it shipped to your home. And you'll be playing an important role in supporting the work of the Alliance.

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This event will include a live Quilters’ S.O.S. – Save Our Stories (Q.S.O.S.) oral history interview with Denyse Schmidt (above left), iconic quiltmaker, teacher and entrepreneur whose stunning couture and custom quilts (since 1996) and “work” quilts (since 2003) reinterpret traditional patterns with a modern sensibility. Quilts from Denyse’s upcoming book, “Denyse Schmidt: Modern Quilts, Traditional Inspiration” will be exhibited at the event and Denyse will do a Q&A after her interview as well as a book signing.

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(above right), the bold creative genius behind numerous print, web and TV productions, most recently the web radio show Creative Mojo with Mark Lipinski will lead off the event with his talk, “Mark Lipinski Explains It All to You.”
Selected house-shaped quilts from the Alliance’s “Home Is Where the Quilt Is” contest will also be displayed at FIT and the rest will be exhibited at The City Quilter (133 West 25th Street.).
Door prizes, goody bags and a special silent auction of products donated by our generous sponsors  will round out the event. Be sure to like the Alliance Facebook page where we'll post details on all of the incredible products you can win or bid on at the event.
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Quilters Take Manhattan: After Dark
7:30-9:30 p.m., Saturday, September 15, 2012

Loft home of Victoria Findlay Wolfe in the NYC Garment District. Ticketed event for 100 people.
Purchase your tickets early--this event sold out quickly last year!
$100 for Alliance Members, $125 for non members

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This cocktail party fundraiser will feature and celebrate the full spectrum of quilting and quilters today. From a hands-on quilt performance to old time music we’ll experience why quilts are still making a not-so-soft impact on culture and history like no other material culture. Rub elbows with our event speakers, Quilt Alliance members and partners who are leading the charge in creating and documenting the next wave of quilt history. Cocktails, demonstrations and music in the cozy yet sophisticated studio and home of Victoria Findlay Wolfe (above), co-founder of the New York City Metro Area Modern Quilt Guild, owner of Bumble Beans, Inc. and founder of the Bumble Beans Basics Quilt Drive.

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Platinum level sponsors:
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Gold level sponsors:

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  1. I wanna come and play.....could you hear the whine in those words? Looks like an amazing event, lots of planning and good stuff. I'll revisit this post later in the weekend to read the details. Happy Easter to you and your family!


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