ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS!!!!!! The Quilters Take Manhattan event in NY was a whole lot of everything that one could LOVE about quilting,sewing, and the arts!!!! When they come to your neck of the woods...GO!!!
The day event was filled with an amazing interview with Denyse Schmidt and Meg Cox that had everyone on the edge of their seats not knowing what to expect next. There were tales of tutus and Andy Worhol...Denyse is a VERY INTERESTING lady! The quilt behind the lovely ladies was hand quilted by Denyse and was just incredible!
The next speaker was Jennifer Chiaverini, the author of the Elm Creek Quilts series. This wife and mother also has TWENTY books to her credit. I must bow down to her greatness since I can barely get my thoughts together on a daily basis much less write books!
Her book Sylvia's Bridal Sampler is where I found the Courthouse Steps I used for my scrappy quilt!
Sadly, Mark Lipinski could not attend but the organizers made a special area to write love notes to Mark...complete with Hello Kitty stickers!!!! Hope you are better soon Mark!!!!!
I was so fortunate that I was able to attend with one of my dearest friends, I have known her since I was 16...so that makes it THIRTY YEARS...anyway, she is a phenomenal artist ( she does set design) and has her site up and running (YAAY Shari!).
It brought me so much joy to be able to share with Shari the beauty and artistry of the quilts.
Then there were fabulous giveaways ( I didn't win any but just being there was SUCH a treat)
We took a short break, had a late lunch and went for the wardrobe change for the evening...first I had to get a glimpse of one of my MOST favorite secret gardens in NYC! Isn't it GORGEOUS!!!!!!
Then it was off to Quilters Take Manhattan...AFTER DARK!
The hostess with the mostest was Victoria Findlay Wolfe, a talented quilter, author and super model ( I have not verified this but she HAS to be...she is a stunner) with a lovely family and ROCKIN studio!!!!!! She was very kind to have all of us crazy quilters up in her space although I did notice that since there was alcohol being served there were NO rotary blades to be found,LOL!!!!!!
The party was HOPPIN when we walked in after being graciously welcomed by Victoria's wonderful husband. Some of the shots are blurry since I need a new lens for my camera (sorry).
On the left is the OMG talent LUKE Haynes...if you do not know him...go to his site and check out his quilts...GAH!!!!!! I really have no words to describe is awesomeness!!!! I love this guy!!!!! In the middle is the lovely Paula Natlestern And of course we ALL know Denyse Schmidt!!!!!! She apparently knows how to do a jig too!!!!! Beautiful, intelligent, talented and fun :o)
In the studio there were precut ( Accuquilt) pieces for us to make a block to put up on the design wall.SO FUN!!!!! The quilt will be put together by Victoria and auctioned off to raise money for the Quilt Alliance.
This is Shari's FIRST ever quilt block...I will get her hooked ;o) MUWAHAHAHAHAHAHA!
The art work in the loft was so much fun and we had to get a shot of the Motley Crue,LOL!!!!
So, after ALL of that fun I had to say good-bye to NYC, I am really looking forward to going back already!!!!! Many thanks to ALL the Quilt Alliance Board Members for doing good work and keeping our quilting history intact!!!!! You guys ROCK!
Now for the giveaway...
The work that the Quilt Alliance does is very important! I would like to spread the word, get people involved and show some support for this organization that works to promote the quilting arts...past, present and future...
At the event they gave away goodies bags...
One winner will receive...
TWO charm packs of the new Michael Miller Cotton Couture
One roll up ( four ten inch squares) of Denyse Schimdt's new line Chicopee
FOUR small spools of Aurifil 12wt
ONE pkg 20x2yds of Mistyfuse
ALL in this AWESOME reusable bag!!!!!
Giveaway entries are closed...
Thank you everyone that participated!!!!!! There was a whole lot of liking going on :o) I really enjoyed reading everyone's comments!!!!!
The winner has been chosen by the random.org widget and it chose...
JLVerde...from Just Something I Made
CONGRATULATIONS and I will be sending you an email later today!!!!!!
Thanks again everyone!!!!!!!