Saturday, July 6, 2013

Quilters Take Manhattan Tickets On Sale Now

Please visit the Quilt Alliance website to sign up and to read all the details!

My good friend, Hollis Chatelain, is the keynote speaker for this amazing event. 

View some of her amazing work here.

I am the proud owner of two giclee prints of her quilts:

Also at the main event at the Fashion Institute of Technology:

Go Tell It at the Quilt Show! Interviews with Semper Tedium

Semper Tedium
Semper Tedium, left to right: Amy Orr, Katherine Knauer, Paula Nadelstern, Robin Schwalb. Photo credit: John Woodin.
The tongue-in-cheek phrase Semper Tedium celebrates the ritualistic act of creation for its own sake. Paula NadelsternKatherine Knauer, Amy Orr and Robin Schwalb meet twice a year for cherished artist retreats which reinforce their shared dedication to integrity of construction and pursuit of unique personal visions, in spite of societal pressure to work faster and produce more. 
Each of these 4 lauded artists will celebrate some of her work and talk about how this type of "slow craft" philosophy affects her technique and the final product. 
Go Tell It at the Quilt Show! is a new Alliance project designed to capture the stories of quilts where quiltmakers and quilt lovers gather. The protocol for Go Tell It! is brief and personal: one person talking about one quilt in front of one video camera for three minutes, recording the most essential and compelling details of the quilt according to the "teller." Documenting, preserving and sharing these stories online via video is another way the Quilt Alliance provides education and inspiration to today's quilt lovers and tomorrow's historians and genealogists.
We are excited to present live Go Tell It! interviews with the members of Semper Tedium at this year's event.

There are so many add-on events this year!  I can't wait!  I will be offering a fun little workshop called "Random Acts of Stripping" at the fabulous City Quilter shop in the heart of Manhattan.  One hundred percent of the proceeds from the workshop will go to the Quilt Alliance to support the mission of the organization.

Here is the info about my workshop:
Random Acts of Stripping with Leslie Tucker Jenison
Friday, September 27, 11:30 am-2:30 pm, at The City Quilter
Tickets: $50 per person. Limited to 12 students.
 Leslie Jenison workshop 1 Leslie Tucker Jenison workshop 02
Take strip-piecing to a new destination in this fun and productive workshop. Using jellyroll pre-cuts and/or your own cut strips learn a different way to create large pieced shapes. Each student will have a unique set of pieced blocks of varying sizes to use in a quilt. These shapes may be joined together or used with large negative space for a very modern look.
Students should bring:
Pre-cut strips of fabric (prints and solids that are compatable) Bring the equivalent of 1 jellyroll.
4-6 fat quarters or a layer cake set of solid cuts (these do not have to be the same color but should be compatable with the prints in the).
*Note: I'll be working with solid strips and print fat quarters, which is my preference. Either is fine, but it is good to have a combo of prints and solids that coordinate!
Machine thread
Fabric scissors

This is where all three of the event-related workshops will be.
City Quilter is awesome!!

Two other workshops will be offered by my good friends:  the fantastic Frances Holliday Alford and the ever-gorgeous Mark Lipinski!  Check the Quilt Alliance website for all the details and links to sign up. Don't hesitate because many of these events sell out quickly!!  See you there!

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