I'm so excited to be heading back to my hometown of New York City tomorrow for the Quilters Take Manhattan event, sponsored by the Alliance for American Quilts!
What is the Alliance for American Quilts? From its website:
The Alliance for American Quilts (AAQ) is a nonprofit 501c3 organization established in 1993 whose mission is to document, preserve, and share our American quilt heritage by collecting the rich stories that historic and contemporary quilts, and their makers, tell about our nation's diverse peoples and their communities.
In support of this mission, the Alliance brings together quilt makers and designers, the quilt industry, quilt scholars and teachers, and quilt collectors to further the following goals:
- to promote the understanding of the quilt as an important American grassroots art form
- to make information about quilts available to a broad public
- to educate Americans about the importance of documenting quilts and quiltmakers so that their stories will not be lost
And then on Saturday afternoon, Marianne Fons and fabric designer extradordinaire (and Project Runway season 1 winner) (oh, and our Fat Quarterly Modern Madness winner!) Jay McCarroll will host a fun event at FIT.
I'm really looking forward to spending some time both at home with my family and with so many fellow quilters and artists in New York City. Heather and Thomas will be there, and I'm hopeful that Kate Spain can make it too.
With so many fantastic people all in one place, how can it be anything but a blast?! I'll try to take some good pictures!
Have a great weekend, all.