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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!!!!!!!
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Wendy Scott said...

1. done

Wendy Scott said...

2. done

Wendy Scott said...

3. done

caroline MV said...

Voila all liked!! Merci

Anonymous said...

Liked Quilt Alliance, thank you! Kay in MN

Jcmar10 said...

I liked Quilt Alliance on Facebook.

Jcmar10 said...

I signed up for the Quilt Alliance newsletter.

Jcmar10 said...

I liked Luke Haynes Facebook page. Thanks for the giveaway!

Kimberly D said...

I liked both pages and signed up for the newsletter

Anonymous said...

Subscribed to QA newsletter.
K in MN
Patpatkay@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Love LUKE, but liked his FB.
K IN MN
patpatkay@yahoo.com

Jan said...

I visited your web page and your like page and I signed up for you news page too.

Jan said...

I signed up for your awesome newletter. TFS.

Jan said...

I visited Luke Haynes page, very talented artist. TFS

Mupminoes said...

I like the quilt alliance on Facebook.

Back Porch Extras said...

I already "Like" the Quilt Alliance page!

Back Porch Extras said...

I already subscribe to the Quilt Alliance Newsletter and enjoy reading it.

Back Porch Extras said...

I already "Like" Luke Haynes FB page. His art quilts are truly spectacular.

Anonymous said...

Newsletter and frieded Quilt Alliance. mcq@silverstar.com

Pat S. said...

I liked the Quilt Alliance on FB. Thanks sew much for this chance to win!

Pat S. said...

And I subscribed to the Quilt Alliance's Newsletter, too. Thanks for another chance to win!

Pat S. said...

AND I liked Luke Haynes' FB page! Thanks again for a third chance to win!

Lis said...

I like Quilt Alliance on facebook.
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Lis said...

I liked Luke's page on facebook.
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Lucy @ Charm About You said...

I like Quilt Alliance!

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

I like Luke on facebook

KellyS said...

I liked Quilt Alliance on FB!
http://www.facebook.com/gadget19

KellyS said...

I joined their newsletter!

KellyS said...

I liked Luke's FB page. http://www.facebook.com/gadget19

Carissa Winter said...

I have "liked" the Quilt Alliance and Luke Haynes pages on Facebook

I have also subscribed to the Quilt Alliance Newsletter.

Great stuff!

Carolyn said...

I liked the Quilt Alliance page on facebook. Wish I could have made it this year being just across the river, but maybe next year.

Michelle said...

I like Quilt Alliance on FB! :)

Linda E in AZ said...

I Liked the Quilt Alliance - after all I made a quilt for their competition earlier this year.
thanks

Amy Milne said...

Kim, thank you sooooo much for this post and giveaway. It was wonderful to meet you but wish we'd had more time to play in NY!! Next year. I hope everyone will join us for Quilters Take Manhattan 2013. Dates to be released soon. Oh, and I'm sure the fabulous, hunky Luke Haynes will be there!

Hugs,
Amy

SHIRLEY TENER said...

Go "like" the Quilt Alliance page on Facebook HERE and come back and comment to let me know you did :o)I DID. FUNNYMESJC AT GMAIL DOT COM. SIMPLESEW.BLOGSPOT

SHIRLEY TENER said...

I subscribed to the newsletter. FUNNYMESJC AT GMAIL DOT COM

SHIRLEY TENER said...

I liked Luke Haynes. FUNNYMESJC AT GMAIL DOT COM

LindaBee said...

I did all three requests and I am grateful for the opportunity to get to know other websites.

Samantha Williams said...

I liked The Quilt Alliance on FB (Samantha Williams)

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Samantha Williams said...

Subscribed to the newsletter

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Samantha Williams said...

Like LukeHAYNES on FB (Samantha Williams)

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Anna Maria Quagliero said...

I like the Quilt Alliance on FB !
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Anna Maria said...

I subscribe the Quilt Alliance newsletter
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teachpany said...

I LIKE the Quilt Alliance on Facebook

teachpany said...

I signed up for Alliance newsletters

teachpany said...

I liked Luke Haynes on Facebook. funny puns with animals, lol

Claire said...

I liked the Quilt Alliance page on Facebook!

Claire said...

I subscribed to the Quilt Alliance Newsletter!

Claire said...

I liked Luke Haynes Facebook page.

Wanda said...

I "like" the Quilt Alliance page on Facebook.

Wanda said...

I subscribed to the Quilt Alliance Newsletter.

Wanda said...

I "like" Luke Haynes Facebook page.

alady farmer said...

I like Quilt Alliance on FB.
Thanks for the chance.
a.ladyfarmer@yahoo.com

alady farmer said...

I signed up for the Quilt Alliance newsletter. Thanks again.
a.ladyfarmer@yahoo.com

alady farmer said...

I liked Luke on FB.
a.ladyfarmer@yahoo.com

patricia said...

Been a Quilt Alliance liker for a while now!

patricia said...

It's making me crazy! How many movies has that garden been in? I can see the woman at the table and I can picture a couple but for the life of me, I can't remember the movies. Maybe Juliet Binoche...

kitblu said...

I liked The Quilt Alliance on Facebook

kitblu said...

I liked Luke Haynes on Facebook.

kitblu said...

I signed up for the newsletter from the Quilt Alliance.
Thanks for the introduction!

Barbara said...

Signed up for the newsletter and liked Luke Haynes's FB page

Chris Chambers said...

Done and done and done! Thanks for the giveaway!

Addibrae said...

I liked Quilt Alliance on FB

Addibrae said...

I liked Luke Haynes on FB

Rose L said...

I liked Quilt Alliance on Facebook

Rose Landon said...

I subscribed to the Qult Alliance Newsletter

Danbury Quilter said...

I liked the Quilt Alliance on fb!

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Danbury Quilter said...

I signed up for the quilt alliance newsletter.

amyd14_1999@yahoo.com

Danbury Quilter said...

I liked Luke Haynes on fb.

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Marcia W. said...

We liked the Quilt Alliance on Facebook as Margaret and Marcia. mlwright29{at}hotmail{dot}com

Nanbon44 said...

I liked Quilt Alliance

Nanbon44 said...

I liked Luke Haynes

Nanbon44 said...

subscribed to the newsletter

Francine said...

Hi there, I liked Luke on fb & got distracted by his pics and almost forgot to come back here!

Francine said...

I liked Quilt Alliance on fb, thanks!

Francine said...

Just signed up for the QA newsletter!

Emily C said...

I like Quilt Alliance on facebook.

linda pritchard said...

all done love to win, would be nice for a change

Speech Not Recognised said...

Quilt Alliance "like".

Deborah
homemakerhoney @gmail .com

Speech Not Recognised said...

Quilt Alliance newsletter subscriber.

Deborah
homemakerhoney@ gmail .com

Amy Losordo said...

Wow, thanks for introducing me to the Quilt Alliance FB page. Not only do I get to enter a contest, I get introduced to so many quilters through their wonderful blogs.

Amy Losordo said...

So many great quilts, so little time. I subscribed to the Quilt Alliance newsletter...looking forward to my first issue.

Amy Losordo said...

Liked Luke Haynes on FB...now to learn more about him and locate his shows!

Carol said...

Cool Conference! What a great opportunity!

Pjserge@verizon.net said...

I've already been on the first two. I did Luke today.

Jana said...

I subscribed to the Quilters Alliance newsletter!

Jana said...

I Liked Luke's FB page!

Salamanda's Scrappy Adventures said...

I liked Quilt Alliance on Facebook, looked like a fun event in NYC

Salamanda's Scrappy Adventures said...

I liked Luke

Rose Ann said...

Like the Quilt Alliance and the newletter-glad there are alot of people saving our quilts

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

I like Quilt Alliance and I like Victoria's blog :) you didn't ask that but I have been following her for over a year - great give away.

julie abbey said...

Thanks for sharing such a great giveaway,, so yes Done, Done,and Done,, As Luke says "Now Make my Day"....

SewCalGal said...

I liked the Quilt Alliance on Facebook.

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

SewCalGal said...

I liked Luke Haynes on Facebook

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Kim said...

What an awesome event! I can't believe you met two of my favorite quilty people--Jennifer and Denyse. Of course, we aren't on a first name basis-heck, they don't even know me! LOL But, I love both of their work!

I liked the Quilt Alliance FB page. (Kimberly Rennie on FB)

Kim said...

That prize is amazing--love the bag! I also signed up for the QA newsletter.

Kim said...

Finally, I liked Luke's FB page.

Ebeth said...

I liked Luke's page on FB. Thanks!
Elizabeth
Lwghosts at yahoo dot com

Andi said...

I like the Quilt Alliance

cochina1414 at yahoo dot com

nancy cantril said...

I am looking forward to getting the quilt alliance newsletter! I subscribed!

Andi said...

I like Luke Haynes

cochina1414 at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

1. I liked Quilt Alliance page on Facebook.

and I'm back!

Anonymous said...

2. I subscribed to the Quilt Alliance Newsletter and came back :)

Anonymous said...

3. I liked Luke Haynes' facebook page and came back!

Anonymous said...

And now I am telling you how glad I am that I learned of your blog through Alex Veronelli's Google+ page! what fun it was to read and see all the pics.... thank you!

And OOPS I forgot to give you my email address in the above three comments:
ArtyKat(at)me(dot)com

Cherry Brown said...

Signed up for newsletter.

Kari's Stitches said...

I "like" it. Thanks!

kbzelazny said...

I subscribed to the newsletter! Thanks!

Jamie B said...

I like QA on FB

Jamie B said...

I also like Luke Haynes on FB

Connie Selzer said...

I joined your facebook. It looked like very one was having a great time. I haven't seen one of these shows in Kansas??

Anonymous said...

I liked Quilt Alliance on Fb

Paula said...

I like the Quilt Alliance page on Facebook. Thanks for the chance!
ap_lemos at yahoo dot com

Paula said...

I subscribed to the newsletter
ap_lemos at yahoo dot com

Paula said...

I liked Luke Haynes' FB page
ap_lemos at yahoo dot com

Mary Menzer said...

I liked the FB page for Quilt Alliance - and can't wait to find out more about it!

Mary Menzer said...

I signed up for the newsletter too

Kathryn said...

I LIKE the Quilt Alliance on Facebook.

Kathryn said...

I subscribe to the QA Newsletter. Thanks for the giveaway.

Peggy said...

I liked Quilt Alliance on FB.
Thanks,
Peggy
peggy_verdongibbs@att.net

Peggy said...

I liked Luke Haynes on FB.
Thanks,
Peggy
peggy_verdongibbs@att.net

Abbigail said...

Go "like" the Quilt Alliance ....I did!
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Abbigail said...

Go subscribe to the Quilt Alliance Newsletter ...I did! hulseybg@gmail.com

Abbigail said...

Go "like" Luke Haynes Facebook page .... I did!
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Dixie said...

WHEW! Did all three - and loved the newsletter!!!!!

Dixie said...

Opps - did them but forgot to put my email.....:(
mumbird3atgmail.com

Susan Entwistle said...

I liked the Quilt Alliance page.
Looks like some great catch up reading for later.

Susan Entwistle said...

I signed up for the Quilt Alliance newsletter. Thanks for the link. Now I'm heading to Luke's page...hopefully I make it back here before midnight :)

Susan Entwistle said...

Thanks, I like Luke. Enjoyed your post and all your photos. Thanks for offering up your swag. Enjoy your week!

Kathy MacKie said...

I liked Luke Haynes on FB

Kathy MacKie said...

I liked Quilt Alliance on FB

Carlflqm said...

I signed up for the Quilt Alliance newsletter. Thanks.

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