Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Quilters Take Manhattan {and a giveaway}


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!!!!!!!

332 comments :

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Lindsay said...

I like the quilt alliance on Facebook.

Lois H said...

Liked and Signed up.
What a GREAT time it looks like you had in New York

ga447 said...

Such great photos and I got homesick,
I lived in NY/Long Island most of my life. Great group of people, I felt the excitement. I signed up for a newsletter.

ga447 said...

I like on facebook.

Amy DeCesare said...

I signed up for the newsletter. Great post, Kim!

Jan said...

I "liked" the Quilt Alliance page on Facebook.

Jan said...

I subscribed to the Quilt Alliance Newsletter.

Jan said...

I "liked" Luke Haynes Facebook page. I'd like to know where the MOST favorite secret gardens in NYC, is. I go every year and am always looking for "new to me" places.

Anita said...

I subscribed to the Quilt Alliance Newsletter. It looks like it was a fun event! Thanks for the giveaway :)

Fá Giandoso said...

All done Kim!!!
All the Facebook pages and Quilt Alliance!!! <3

JLVerde said...

Liked Quilt Alliance on FB.

Courtneysews said...

I signed up for the Quilt Alliance Newsletter! Thanks for the chance to win!

JLVerde said...

Signed up for the Quilt Alliance newsletter

JLVerde said...

Liked Luke on FB.

thatmoxiegirl said...

I liked Quilt Alliance!

Terry@ a quilting blog said...

Subscribed to their newsletter. Thanks for the chance!

thatmoxiegirl said...

I liked Luke Haynes!

thatmoxiegirl said...

I signed up the the QA news letter. And now I'm going to read up on what they do and who Luke Haynes is. It looks like he makes some super fly quilts. Thanks Kim!

ELNM said...

I'm already signed up for the Quilt Alliance newsletter - wish I could have attended! Thanks for sharing your loot!
ellen(at)myerly(dot)net

ELNM said...

I already like Quilt Alliance on Facebook! What a wonderful event and cause. Thanks for sharing your experience with us!
ellen(at)myerly(dot)net

laurie said...

Second attempt at leaving comment....Did all of the above.....

laurie said...

Crap, this one worked and so you missed out on my witty comment about liking that hunky guy.....oh, well!!!

laurie said...

Double crap, I didn't leave email in case I was a no reply blogger....whatever that is....I kinda remember about it...not sure, sooooo laurietigner@gmail.com.....
I GIVE UP!!!

Gill said...

What fun! I would love to meet Denyse Schmidt!!
I signed up for the QA newsletter!

ritainalaska said...

lots of interesting things on the quilt alliance fb page. liked it and left a comment.

ritainalaska said...

i subscribed, and joined :)

ritainalaska said...

i went and browsed luke haynes fb page, then liked it. interesting!

YEYE said...

Liked and Signed up.
Thanks

Barbara Woods said...

i liked them on facebook

Barbara Woods said...

i liked luke on facebook

Mommarock said...

I liked the Quilt Alliance on Facebook.

Barbara Woods said...

i signed up for their news letter

Mommarock said...

I signed up for the Quilt Alliance newsletter.

Mommarock said...

I liked Luke Haynes facebook page

B Greene said...

I liked QA on FB.

B Greene said...

I liked Luke's page on Facebook.

B Greene said...

I signed up for the newsletter, too.

moonlightsewing said...

It looks like you had an amazing time, Kim. I really need to get myself to a retreat/workshop with other quilty-sew-y types. Seriously. It would be so much fun. Speaking of which: It's almost October. Which mean: VA quilt shop hop. You still interested?

(also, I like QA on FB)

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

I liked Quilt Alliance on FB

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

I liked Luke on FB

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

I subscribed to Quilt Alliance newsletter

hueisei said...

Thanks for sharing the photos! Liked Quilt Alliance on FB.

hueisei said...

Subscribed!

hueisei said...

Liked Luke Haynes on FB.

Carla G said...

I liked the Quilt Alliance on fb! Thanks for a chance to win! :)

Carla G said...

I subscribed to the Quilt Alliance newsletter! :)

Carla G said...

I liked Luke Haynes on fb! :)

Jenn said...

I signed up for the newsletter. Thanks! Jenn

Cecilia said...

I liked Quilt Alliance on Facebook. Thanks for the great giveaway.

Cecilia said...

I signed up for the newsletter.

Rebecca said...

I 'like' Quilt Alliance on FB (Rebecca Marie)
ourbusylittlebunch(at)hotmail(dot)com

Rebecca said...

I signed up for the newsletter :)

Rebecca said...

I 'like' Luke Haynes on FB :)

Deb said...

I liked Quilt Alliance on FB

Deb said...

I subscribed to the Quilt Alliance newsletter

Deb said...

I liked Luke's page on FB

Debby said...

"liked" the Quilt Alliance page on FB, thanks for the opportunity

Debby said...

subscribed to the Quilt Alliance newsletter, thanks much

Anonymous said...

I just signed up for Quilt Alliance newsletter.
Jeannette

jeabee2000{at}aol{dot}com

Amys Crafty Shenanigans said...

I just 'liked' Quilt Aliance on Facebook. Lovely facebook header - that car is cute!

MickeyT. said...

Wow-what a great write-up! I just "liked" the Quilt Alliance on FB.

MickeyT. said...

Signed up for the QA newsletter.

MickeyT. said...

Liked Luke, too. Thanks for all the great opportunities.

Teresa said...

I liked Quilt Alliance on FB.

Teresa said...

I just signed up for QA's newsletter.

giddy99 said...

I liked the Quilt Alliance on FB!

giddy99 said...

I signed up for the Quilt Alliance newsletter!

giddy99 said...

I liked Luke on FB (I've followed his posts on Mr X Stitch for a long time)!

Teresa said...

I liked Luke too.

Kay said...

I like Quilt Alliance on facebook. Thank you for an amazing giveaway.
ks(dot)eyles(at)yahoo(dot)co(dot)uk

Kay said...

I like Luke Haynes on facebook (and his gorgeous work too).
ks(dot)eyles(at)yahoo(dot)co(dot)uk

Taryn said...

I like Quilt Alliance on FB

Taryn said...

I signed up for the Quilt Alliance newsletter.

Taryn said...

I like Luke Haynes on FB

Jessica said...

looks like a great time!
i signed up for the newsletter! thanks for the giveaway!

Cal said...

It looks like you guys had fun! I liked the photos and that little garden is awesome indeed.

I liked Luke Haynes Facebook.

CBH said...

Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in Creative Busy Bee Craft Inspirations, under the Page 2 post on Sep. 27, 2012. Thanks again.

gccmom said...

I liked Quilt Alliance on facebook.

gccmom said...

I signed up for the Quilt Alliance newsletter.

Lori said...

I liked Quilt Alliance on FB

Lori said...

I liked Luke Haynes on FB

Rhonda D. said...
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Rhonda D. said...

I like Quilt Alliance on Facebook.
(Rhonda Gaines Desgranges)

wigglypup2(at)yahoo(dot)com

Rhonda D. said...

I subscribed to the Quilt Alliance
newsletter. Great giveaway! Thanks
for the chance to win!

wigglypup2(at)yahoo(dot)com

Rhonda D. said...

I liked Luke Haynes on Facebook.
(Rhonda Gaines Desgranges) Thanks
for the chance to win!

wiglypup2(at)yahoo(dot)com

Maureen Hayes said...

I "liked" The Quilt Alliance on Facebook. Thank you for the entry!

Maureen Hayes said...

I subscribed to The Quilt Alliance Newsletter. Thank you for the additional entry.

Maureen Hayes said...

I "liked" Luke Haynes page on Facebook. Thank you for the entry.

andri. said...

I liked quilt alliance on fb:)

andri. said...

And I've liked luke's fb page! Thanks for the chance

Carmela said...

I liked luke hayes on FB
I liked Quilt alliance on fb
and I subsribed to the Quilt Alliance Newsletter.

I was so hoping to attend the Quilt Alliance event in NYC, but my brother decided to get married that weekend!!m So I unfortunately was unable to!! Glad to hear it was wonderful!

Margaret said...

I like the quilt alliance on facebook.

Margaret said...

I like Luke Hayes on facebook.

Margaret said...

I signed up for the newsletter.

Laura said...

I like the quilt alliance on facebook!

Laura said...

I am subscribed to their newsletter!

Margaret said...

I like Quilt Alliance on Facebook as Margaret Glendening.

Margaret said...

I subscribed to the Quilt Alliance newsletter.

Margaret said...

I like LUKEHaynes.com on Facebook as Margaret Glendening. And I agree--his quilts are amazing. Would love to see them in real life.

barb said...

I liked quilt alliance on facebook babscorbitt@gmail.com

Charmed Life said...

I signed up for the newsletter!

barb said...

I signed for newsletter babscorbitt@gmail.com

barb said...

I liked luke haynes on facebook babscorbitt@gmail.com

Mama Spark said...

I signed up for the newsletter.

Mama Spark said...

I "liked" the Quilt Alliance on FB

Mama Spark said...

I also liked Luke Haynes on FB!!

Beth said...

I signed up for the Quilt Alliance newsletter. Thanks for pointing me in that direction.

Marjorie Nath said...

I liked the Quilt Alliance on Facebook.

Marjorie Nath said...

I signed up for the Quilt Alliance newsletter.

Marjorie Nath said...

I liked Luke Haynes on facebook.

SpartanBabe said...

The QTM event looked like a blast! I've signed up for the Quilt Alliance newsletter. Thanks for the opportunity to win some goodies!!!

mara said...

I signed up for the Quilt Alliance Newsletter.

EgayZra said...

Liked Luke's page on Facebook

EgayZra said...

Liked the Alliance page on Facebook :)

That looked like an amazingly fun trip!

EgayZra said...

signed up for the Alliance newsletter :)

Catskill Quilter said...

I like the Quilt Alliance's Facebook page!

Catskill Quilter said...

I liked Luke's Facebook page!~

Irina said...

I like Quilt Alliance on FB

Irina said...

I like Luke Haynes on FB

Jennie Bobbins said...

I "like" the Quilt Alliance page on Facebook.

Jennie Bobbins said...

I subscribed to the Quilt Alliance Newsletter

Jennie Bobbins said...

I "like" Luke Haynes Facebook page

Lindsay Conner said...

Looks like you had a blast! I like QA on Facebook

Lindsay Conner said...

And I like Luke on Facebook!

mahoo said...

I liked QA on FB. Thanks for the chance to win.

mahoo said...

I signed up for QA newsletter. Looks like you had a blast!

mahoo said...

I liked Luke on FB.

Bridget said...

I signed up for the newsletter

Bridget said...

I like Luke Haynes on FB

Alice Cristina Porosanu said...

Liked Quilt Alliance on FB!

Alice Cristina Porosanu said...

Liked Luke Haynes on FB! Thanks for the chance to win!

Elisabetta said...

I "liked" the Quilt Alliance page on Facebook

Elisabetta said...

I subscribed to the Quilt Alliance Newsletter

Elisabetta said...

I "liked" Luke Haynes Facebook page

Lisa C in GA. said...

I like quilt alliance on fb :)

Lisa C. in GA said...

I like Luke's fb page!

Linda said...

LIKE THE QUILT ALLIANCE ON FB!
https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1711336606

msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

Linda said...

SUBSCRIBED TO QUILT ALLIANCE NEWSLETTER! THANKS FOR SHARING A GREAT GIVEAWAY!

msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

Tamie said...

I liked the Quilt Alliance on FB.

Dana said...

I have subscribed to the Quilt Alliance Newsletter !

Dana said...

I liked Quilt Alliance page on Facebook !

Dana said...

I liked Luke Haynes on Facebook !

quilary said...

I like Quilt Alliance on FB :)

~Kelie~ said...

I liked the Quilt Alliance on Facebook! Thanks for the chance to win!

Mimi said...

I liked Quilt Alliance on FB!

Mimi said...

I subscribed to the Quilt Alliance Newsletter!

Mimi said...

I liked Luke Haynes on FB!!
micheletimms(at)gmail(dot)com

oops... I forgot to add my email on my other entries!!

Hilachas said...

What a great giveaway. Thanks for the opportunity to win. I "like" Quilt Alliance on facebook.

Hilachas said...

What a great giveaway. Thanks for the opportunity to win. I "like" Luke Haynes on facebook.

Hilachas said...

What a great giveaway. Thanks for the opportunity to win. I have signed up for the Quilt Alliance newsletter.

BizyStitches said...

1. I already "LIKE" Quilt Alliance on facebook. Yippee, thanks

BizyStitches said...

2. I signed up for the newsletter on QUilt Alliance and looking forward to some wonderful news. Thanks

Karen said...

I signed up for the quilt alliance newsletter.

BizyStitches said...

3. I went to fb, I 'liked' Luke Hayes, now I want to thank you for a chance to win. LOL

wonkeybobbin said...

I signed up for the Quilt Alliance newsletter. Looks like ya'll had so much fun!!

Shari said...

Liked Luke Hayes on FB

Shari said...

OMG The Quilt Alliance is a great place for a new quilter

Shari said...

Like Quilt Alliance on FB

JoyceLM said...

I liked the Quilt Alliance on facebook. Thanks for the great giveaway.

JoyceLM said...

I liked Luke Haynes on facebook. Thanks.

JoyceLM said...

I signed up for the Quilt Alliance newsletter. Thanks.

Lynne Tilley said...

I liked Quilt Alliance on Facebook.
Tilleybl@aol.com

Lynne Tilley said...

I liked Luke Haynes in Facebook
Tilleybl@aol.com

The Slow Quilter said...

I Liked Quilt Alliance on Facebook and lift a comment.

The Slow Quilter said...

I subscribed to the Quilt Alliance Newsletter.

The Slow Quilter said...

I liked Luke Haynes in Facebook.

Fran said...

I signed up for the Quilt Alliance newsletter, thanks!

lynaeve said...

I liked quilt alliance on fb.

lynaeve said...

I signed up for their newsletter

lynaeve said...

I signed up for their newsletter

lynaeve said...

I liked luke on fb.

becky said...

I liked quilt alliance on FB.Thanks.Becky

becky said...

Happily signed up for news letter though I already had but had you on my favorites

becky said...

I liked Lukes site I'm glad I did it is nice to find new sites etc.Thank-you

Nati said...

I like the facebook page.

Beulah said...

I 'LIKED' the Quilt Alliance page on Facebook. Thanks for sending me over!!! :)

sowingstitches [at] gmail [dot] com

Nati said...

I like LH page as well!

Rachel E. Holmen said...

I liked the Quilt Alliance.

Anonymous said...

I have liked all the pages but I really love aurifil thread! Hsgrad12@frontiernet.net

Rachel E. Holmen said...

Signed up for the newsletter! -- Rachel

Jean said...

Liked Luke's page

Jean said...

Already liked quilt alliance

Nancy Staub said...

Hi! I'm EXCITED!!!! Because of your comments - AND GIVEAWAY - on Facebook, I've found your wonderful blog and taken a terrific trip with you. As a new quilter, I'd never heard of the Quilt Alliance nor Luke Haynes - but I have read most of the Elm Creek Quilters!! :-) It would be such a plus to a new quilter to win the goodies but even more important is all the new info - AND your blog! Thanks so much. It's so nice to "meet" you!! 1. I "LIKE" the Quilt Alliance, 2. I subscribed to the Quilt Alliance newsletter, and 3. I LIKE Luke Haynes on Facebook and now, in real life! :-) Thank you.

Jean said...

Signed up for newsletter

Rachel E. Holmen said...

Liked Luke Haynes' page -- where was the photo taken that shows what seems to be a large exhibit? Are all of these quilts works he designed?

Jeanettre said...

Liked Quilt Alliance on face book.

Anonymous said...

I liked the 3 required. My email is meustace17@hotmail.com Love your blog....

Genevieve said...

I liked the Quilt Allience on Facebook!

Genevieve said...

I signed up for the newsletter!

Genevieve said...

I liked Luke!! thanks for the chance to win such a wonderful package of fun!

Jeanette said...

I Have signed up for Alliance newsletter

ncegalis@comcast.net said...

Thanks for the photos. Looks like it was great fun.
I liked Quilt Alliance.

Linda said...

1. Go "like" the Quilt Alliance page on Facebook HERE and come back and comment to let me know you did :o)

Done!

Linda said...

2. Go subscribe to the Quilt Alliance Newsletter HERE and come back and let me know you did :o)

Done!

Anonymous said...

Liked Luke Haynes page, lookes awsome

Linda said...

3. Go "like" Luke Haynes Facebook page HERE and come back and let me know!


Done!

Thanks for the great give away! Good luck everyone!

ILuvquilts said...

Done, done, and done! :)

Marcia said...

I liked Quilt Alliance

Marcia said...

I liked Luke Haynes

Marcia said...

I subscribed to the newsletter

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