Today is my stop on the Quilters Take Manhattan blog hop and I've got a fun giveaway, so be sure to look for that at the bottom of the post. It's hard to believe that the sixth annual Quilters Take Manhattan is coming up later this month, on September 23rd-25th. I've been fortunate enough to attend a couple of the shows, and even participate in some of the events, over the years, and it's always a great time. This year's event is sure to be no exception, with talks by Kaffe Fassett and Dr. Carolyn L. Mazloomi, and the emcee, the always entertaining Mary Fons.
Quilters Take Manhattan is an annual fundraising event for the Quilt Alliance, and it's a hybrid, weekend-long series that features a full day at FIT and an evening cocktail party on Saturday the 24th, as well as tours on Friday the 23rd and Sunday the 25th of the Garment District, museums, workshops, and a Broadway outing.
Not only are these events fun, but they also help support the amazingly important work of the Quilt Alliance, a nonprofit organization that was established in 1993 to document, preserve, and share the stories of quilts and their makers. The Quilt Alliance has three core projects, which are Quilters' SOS-Save Our Stories (QSOS), Go Tell It at the Quilt Show!, and National Quilting Day.
There are still some tickets available for some of the events this month, and you can order them on the Quilt Alliance's website here. If you're not able to make it to the event in person, the Quilt Alliance offers some tickets so you can also purchase a home ticket that allows you to participate in the events from the comfort of your home.
The Quilt Alliance is also giving away one of the QTM Moda Home Tickets. It has a value of $35, and includes a goody bag stuffed full of samples and treats from the sponsors of the show, as well as access to video footage of portions of the event. To enter, please leave a comment below and be sure to include your email address so I can notify you if you're the winner. The giveaway is open until Monday, September 12th at 5 pm ET. I'll choose one random winner; this giveaway is open to US participants only.
Be sure to visit all of the stops on the blog hop for even more chances to win a prize.
Day 1 - Monday, September 5
Chris Dodsley @made by ChrissieD
Heather Jones (that's me!) 23@Heather Jones Studio
Day 3 - Wednesday, September 7
Moda Fabrics @Moda Cutting Table
Denyse Schmidt on Instagram @dsquilts
Debbie Jeske @A Quilter's Table
Day 4 - Thursday, September 8
Jacquie Gering @tallgrass prairie studio
Jessica Skultety @Quilty Habit
John Kubiniec @Big Rig Quilting