Quilters Take Manhattan is Saturday, September 26, 9:00 – 5:00 pm (doors open at 9am)
at the Fashion Institute of Technology, 227 W. 27th Street at 7th Avenue, NYC
I never knew this event existed. Which makes me wonder how many other quilting events and companies get their word out to the quilters who want to know! ( like me )
Quilt Alliance 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