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Alliance for American Quilts:
Amy Milne or Debby Josephs 

The Alliance for American Quilts


Friday, August 3, 2012
7:00 PM to 9:30 PM Central

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AccuQuilt Headquarters
8843 South 137th Circle
Omaha, NE 68138

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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.
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After this, Take Manhattan with Us!

Denyse Schmidt image 1And don't miss Quilters Take Manhattan on Saturday, September 15, 2012. Join Denyse Schmidt and the Alliance for American Quilts 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 also a benefit for the Alliance, documenting, preserving and sharing the history of quilts and their makers since 1993.  click here icon

Honoring Linda Pumphrey:
A special evening benefit for the Alliance for American Quilts 

The Alliance for American Quilts (Quilt Alliance) invites you to attend an evening of sweets, quilts and sweet quilt stories! We're pleased and proud to honor longtime Alliance volunteer and quilt history champion Linda Pumphrey as she finishes her board service.

We'll start the evening with an exhibition of Linda's private quilt collection then indulge ourselves with wine, dessert and coffee and a fabulous silent auction. Quilt historian and Quilters Hall of Fame Honoree (2009) Merikay Waldvogel will begin our main program with a story about how she met Linda. Then we'll settle in to watch Linda being interviewed for the Quilters' S.O.S. – Save Our Stories project. Q.S.O.S. is the Alliance's grassroots oral history project that captures the stories of quiltmakers from the United States and beyond. The collection now includes more than 1,000 interviews archived in the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress and presented on the Alliance's website (www.QuiltAlliance.org/qsos).

Don't miss this special opportunity to join us this summer to honor Linda and come together to document, preserve and share our stories as a creative community. And if you can't make the trip to Omaha but want to honor Linda and support the Alliance, please make a donation in honor of Linda. All donors of $50 or more will have a chance to send an audio message to Linda on this special occasion.

Linda PumphreyLinda Pumphrey is Global Sales Manager for AccuQuilt LLC®, worldwide distributor of fabric cutting solutions in the quilting and fabric crafts markets. Linda is responsible for expanding the reach of AccuQuilt product lines on a national and international level through the execution of sales strategies and programs, to achieve maximum sales volumes for AccuQuilt products. She also oversees the research and development of new products as well as the sales strategies for both new and existing products.

 Prior to joining the AccuQuilt team in 2009, she was National Sales Manager for the historical brand, Mountain Mist, for twenty years. While at Mountain Mist, she was Curator of the Historical Mountain Mist Corporate Quilt Collection.

In addition to being an active member of the quilt industry and nonprofit sector (she serves on several national boards including the Alliance for American Quilts), Pumphrey is an award-winning quilter. Her love of quilting grew from her mother and her grandmothers. She can trace back that there have been quilters in her family for at least five generations.

Merikay WaldvogelMerikay Waldvogel is a researcher, writer, and curator of quilt-related history and has lectured extensively on quilts, especially those from the Depression era. She was the co-director of Quilts of Tennessee, a state documentation project, which resulted in a traveling exhibition and publication. She has curated exhibitions for museums, as well as traveling companies, and has written numerous articles on quilt research. She was a founding member of the American Quilt Defense Fund and served on the Board of Directors of the American Quilt Study Group. She received her B.A. in French from Monmouth College and an M.A. in Linguistics from the University of Michigan. Read more about Merikay on the Quilters Hall of Fame blog.

Ticket Prices and Payment Options

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$30 for members, $35 for nonmembers.
Please consider joining the 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 July 27, 2012.

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