Friday, September 9, 2016

Quilters Take Manhattan 2016-What An Event It Will Be!

I admit that I am more than a little biased about Quilters Take Manhattan as being an awesome event.  I have been involved with the event as a board member of the Quilt Alliance since the first time we "took Manhattan", and every year it gets juicier.

Okay, I can't promise you will get your hair styled like I did by Jay McCarroll, but hey!

What is it about this event that makes it so unique?  It is really a sort of hybrid of what we love most about quilt shows, guild meetings, workshops, and retreats!  Huh?
Well, look at the schedule of events and maybe you can start to understand what I mean:

This annual fundraising event, now in it’s 6th year in the Big Apple, is a weekend-long series featuring a full-day event at FIT (Fashion Institute of Technology) and evening cocktail party on Saturday, as well as Friday and Sunday tours of the Garment District, area museums, workshops and a Broadway outing.

The Main Event at FIT includes a full day of lectures, interviews, vendors, an exhibition of quilts, trunk shows, and the Quilt Match Manhattan quilt design challenge. QTM 2016 will be held September 23-25 with Main Event speakers Kaffe Fassett and Dr. Carolyn L. Mazloomi, and emcee Mary Fons.

Plus, you will be in New York! Do you know how great it is to be in NYC in September? Well, it is pretty wonderful, let me tell you. We have so many add-on events: walking tours, a cocktail party, and even a Broadway outing (and no it isn't to Hamilton: we are good but not THAT good).

If you leave a comment here or on any of the participating blogs on this hop you become eligible for a drawing!
Prize for Giveaway:
The QTM Moda Home Ticket provides a chance for those who can’t make it to the Big Apple to experience their own home slice of the event. Value of $35 ($30 for QA members). Winners of the Moda Home Ticket will receive a QTM Goody Bag stuffed full of samples and treats from our sponsors by mail, and email links to footage of the Sunday with Sponsors event, the Quilt Match Manhattan challenge and more.

Past QTM speakers include:
2011: Marianne Fons and Jay McCarroll
2012: Denyse Schmidt and Jennifer Chiaverini
2013: Hollis Chatelain
2014: Amy Butler and Mark Dunn
2015: Ricky Tims and Victoria Findlay Wolfe
 This funnyman (Mark Lipinski) makes it to the party sometimes  You just never know 
who might be here...

Want to read more about previous events? Here are a few other links:

Blog posts about the Quilt Alliance and previous QTM events:
Abby Glassenberg’s While She Naps
Chris Dodsley’s made by ChrissieD
Gretchen’s Amanda’s Baskets

Day 1 - Monday, September 5
Chris Dodsley @
made by ChrissieD
Pat Sloan

Day 2 - Tuesday, September 6
Victoria Findlay Wolfe @VFW Quilts
Erin Sampson - Aurifil @
Freespirit Fabric

Day 3 - Wednesday, September 7
Moda Fabrics @Moda Cutting Table
Denyse Schmidt on Instagram @
Debbie Jeske @
A Quilter's Table

Day 4 - Thursday, September 8
Jacquie Gering @
tallgrass prairie studio
Jessica Skultety @
Quilty Habit
Gotham Quilts @Fabric Nerd

Day 5 - Friday, September 9
Kim Niedzwiecki @my go-go life
Leslie Tucker Jenison
John Kubiniec @Big Rig Quilting


  1. Love QTM. Wish I could be there. Winning the Home Ticket would be the next best thing.

  2. The event sounds fabulous. Wish I could attend. Hope I win the Home Ticket.

  3. I would love to visit NYC for this event, sound like a lot of fun. Thanks for the giveaway. grinnie1961 at gmail dot com

  4. I am so excited as I will be going this year for 1 day. Would love to win the home ticket as I'm sure it's hard to see it all.

  5. The event sounds amazing! This is the first year I've heard of it and oh so wish I were a part of the past years! Alas, I won't be there in person this year either, but I am following along, blog hopping, and will be purchasing my very own Home Ticket! Winning another would be just an added bonus of goodies I can share with friends! My wish for the Alliance this year is to triple their fund raising from last year! Best Wishes!

    1. That is my wish, too. The money raised is used to support our mission of documentation of quilt makers and their stories.

  6. This event sounds so exciting! I would love to attend some day. NYC is the place to be, and I'd love to go back one day. Thanks!

  7. I would love to hear kaffe fassett speak-- I love all his fabric, books and patterns

  8. This event sounds like fun.

  9. This event sounds like such an inspiration. Thanks for offering all the information and an awesome giveaway.

  10. am so excited as I will be going this year for 1 day. Would love to win
    the home ticket as I'm sure it's hard to see it all.

  11. Wow - sounds so awesome - wish I was there!!! Have a fantastic time!!!!

  12. Sounds like fun, wish I was there!!

  13. Wait, Jay McCarroll does hair too? Lucky woman! Hope you have a great event this year.

  14. I was a the 2012 QTM and had a blast!

  15. ENJOY! Sounds like great fun!!!

  16. Do have fun. NYC is always fun. Eat, drink and enjoy.

  17. I'm hoping to go again this year. I've been a few times, and it's fun. Thanks.

  18. Looks like great fun! Wonderful opportunity, thank you, Susan

  19. I have never been, but it looks like a blast.

  20. I have never been, but it looks like a blast.

  21. Wish I lived closer as it would be great to go. Have Fun!!

  22. Attending a major quilt show is on my bucket list! Just to mingle with like-minded people among all those gorgeous quilts and fabrics would take my breath away!

  23. Manhattan is already a fun place to be. Add a quilt event to that and that is a recipe for immense fun. I would have loved to hear Dr. Carolyn Mazloomi and Kaffe Fasset speak but alas I will not.

    The swag bag and ticket to online content could allow me to enjoy a bit of this event.

    tushay3 (at) yahoo (dot) com

  24. Have never been there--seems like a fun event!
    bjkaup at abbnebraska dot com

  25. I will get there someday, but for now I am thankful for all the info and for the chance to win.

  26. Would love to go to NYC sometime!! This Hop has been such fun, to hear about the QTM...great info! Such fun to have chance to win some of that fun! What a treasure to have pieces of the Event! Thank you for the chance! :)

  27. Oh, I wish I could be there! Thank you so much for the chance to bring a wee bit of QTM to my rural home.

  28. QTM definitely sounds like a wonderful event. I've enjoyed reading about it on the hop, thanks for sharing!

  29. Sounds like so much fun! Thanks for the chance!

  30. One day I'll get there! Sounds like so much fun. Have a great time.

  31. It's on my wish list, I do so love quilt stories and histories. Thanks.

  32. Seems like a fun event. Thanks for the chance to win.

  33. Looks like fun! Sounds like they do amazing work.

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