Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Quilters Take Manhattan 2013

Once again it was time for Quilters Take Manhattan 2013 organized by Quilt Alliance at FIT in NYC. I had attended the same event last year and was so much fun that decided I could not miss it this year.

This time around Lori and I made it a day out in Manhattan. The crisp autumn weather only added to the otherwise fun and exciting day. 

Firstly we visited a couple of fabric shops in midtown. We started with B&J and feasted our eyes on some good Liberty fabric. Then tried to find our way up to Rosen & Chadick but it was closed so headed to New York Elegant Fabrics. We picked up some amazingly soft homespun fabric which was dual sided. Planning to make some infinity scarfs with it.

After that we stopped by City Quilter and perused some lovely fabric. I had a chance to finally meet up with Chrissie who works at City Quilter and had spoken to earlier on a few occasions.

After that we had a great lunch at a sidewalk cafe near FIT and headed to the event. The guest speakers this year were Hollis Chaterlain and the Semper Tedium team consisting of Paula Nadelstern, Amy Orr, Katheryn Knauer and Robin Schwalb. In addition, there were a lot more who's who of the quilting world in the audience which is always a plus.

A few of Hollis Chaterlain's quilts were on display of which Innocence was really intriguing. I was amazed how she had added luminosity to the eyes and lips with just fabric and thread. It was simply brilliant.

There were a few more of her exquisite quilts on display. I was really taken by the detail in each quilt.

Quilts by Semper Tedium members also made their appearance and did not disappoint.

I even won my very own Dancing Kaleidoscope umbrella from Paula Nadelstern in the raffle drawing. Isn't it a beauty!

All in all it was a fun day and would highly recommend it to anyone.


  1. Looks awesome!! I would love to go next year!

  2. Fab photos Rachel, wish I could have been there again this year but someone has to be on hand at The City Quilter to cut all that fabric ;) It was a lovely surprise and great to get to meet you too :)


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