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Alliance for American Quilts: Amy Milne or Debby Josephs
The Alliance for American Quilts


Saturday September 15, 2012 from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM EDT

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Loft home of Victoria Findlay Wolfe
335 W 38th St 8th Floor
New York, NY 10018

Driving Directions 

Nearby Hotels

There are a number of hotels within a short walk of FIT. For a complete list of hotels that may offer preferred rates to those attending FIT events visit the FIT Facilitites Rental website here

Guide to the Garment District

Internationally-recognized quiltmaker, fabric designer, author and teacher Paula Nadelstern has created an extensive guide to those planning a visit to New York City's Garment District. You can find it on her website here: www.paulanadelstern.com/fabric/guides/index.php.
The list includes lists of stores that carry fabric, trim, buttons, beads, notions, lunch recommendations from those who work in the area, and even a Three Hour Guide to the Garment District! Paula is a native New Yorker and she knows her stuff!

Visit The City Quilter and See the Quilt Alliance "Home" Contest Quilts

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Our good friends Cathy Izzo and Dale Riehl, owners of The City Quilter on 133 West 25th Street, will be exhibiting most of our 2012 Contest Quilts (the rest will be displayed at our FIT event). Don't miss a chance to preview all of these unique house-shaped quilts before the November eBay auction. And you'll also want to visit the The Art Quilt Gallery NYC, the only art quilt gallery in NYC (adjoining The City Quilter shop), opened by Dale and Cathy in April 2011.  Lisa Call's work will be exhibited there from September 11 - October 20.  

Yvonne Porcell no2 quilt

Yippee I’m Free by Yvonne Porcella of 
Modesto, California--one of the early entries in the Quilt Alliance's "Home Is Where the Quilt Is" contest.


Quilters Take Manhattan After Dark:
A cocktail party to benefit and celebrate quilting--
past, present, & future. 

Join the Alliance for American Quilts (Quilt Alliance) after our FIT event at Victoria Findlay Wolfe's loft home to celebrate the full spectrum of quilting and quilters today. From performance art to old time music we’ll experience why quilts are still making a not-so-soft impact on culture and history like no other material culture. Rub elbows with our event speakers, Alliance members and business members who are leading the charge in creating and documenting the next wave of quilt history. You'll enjoy cocktails, demonstrations and music in Victoria's cozy, spacious and sophisticated loft--a remodeled garment factory. Victoria  (at left), is the co-founder of the New York City Metro Area Modern Quilt Guild, owner of Bumble Beans, Inc. and founder of the Bumble Beans Basics charity project.

Ticket Prices and Payment Options

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$100 for members, $125 for nonmembers.
Please consider joining the Quilt Alliance when you buy your ticket. Annual membership fees start at $25 (Friendship Level). Visit our membership page for more information or join when you buy your event ticket online.

Payment Options: PayPal, Credit/Debit Cards or check.
While PayPal is our payment processor, you do not need a PayPal account to make your payment, but please choose PayPal as your payment option when you register if you plan to pay by PayPal or credit card (in the next screen you will be able to choose PayPal or debit or credit card).  PayPal accepts payments from all Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express cards, as well as some other localized payment types.

To purchase your ticket by phone using your credit card, phone our office in Asheville at 828-251-7073. Regular office hours are Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 9:00 - 2:00 pm. If we miss your call, please leave a detailed message with you name, number and best time to return your call and we'll get back to you promptly to process your order.

If paying by check please note: registration is not complete until payment is received. Please mail your check within 10 days of registration to avoid cancellation. All payments must be received no later than September 1, 2012.

And don't miss our Quilters Take Manhattan Daytime event at FIT
Saturday, September 15, 2012, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Fashion Institute for Technology, NYC. 

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Make a weekend of it! Join Denyse Schmidt, Jennifer Chiaverini, Mark Lipinski and the Quilt Alliance in New York City at the Fashion Institute of Technology for an exciting day of inspiration, learning, prizes, samples, a silent auction and (yes!) gorgeous quilts! The event is a benefit for the Quilt Alliance, documenting, preserving and sharing the history of quilts and their makers since 1993. 

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Get to know the Quilt Alliance!

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Thank you to our generous sponsors. Their support and leadership ensures that the rich history of quilts and quiltmakers is documented, preserved and shared for generations to come.
Visit our sponsors' websites by clicking on each logo.


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Venue sponsors:

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