Monday, August 15, 2011

"Modern Stories" event in NYC

The first official event of the "Quilters Take Manhattan" event for the Alliance for American Quilts was in the Manhattan loft of Victoria Findlay Wolfe, founder of NYC Mod Quilt Guild and owner of Bumble Beans, Inc.  The wonderful evening included a QSOS interview of Victoria, conducted by AAQ president Meg Cox.

Victoria, with her QSOS id code for documentation of the interview,
poses in front of her quilt, "Everything But The Kitchen Sink".
I like how these photos look like mug shots!

Victoria, on left, and Meg Cox

The guests mixed it up and had a great time, and we all got an opportunity to hear Victoria's story about her journey toward quilt making and what it means to her.  The interview was recorded, and will be typed out and housed on the Alliance for American Quilts website as well as in the archives of the Library of Congress.   If you are a fan of the Story Corps project from NPR and have listened to any of those recordings, I encourage you to get involved in THIS project.  The stories are collected one at a time, in guilds, quilt bees, and larger gatherings such as the International Quilt Festival, Houston, 2011.  We will be conducting interviews live on the floor of the festival in the exhibit of Texas quilts.  Please come join us!
Jordon Hoppe, founder, San Antonio Modern Quilt Guild, and
Victoria Findlay Wolfe, founder, Empire Mod Quilt Guild NYC.

My youngest daughter has fun playing with 
a young guest.

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