My Top Ten List for Why I Love Attending “Quilters Take Manhattan”!

My Top 10 List of reasons to attend QTM:

10- You get to visit NYC during its best weather season…there’s a reason songs like “Autumn in New York were written!


9- You have the opportunity to get an inside look into the fabric industry by taking one of the Friday tours (and, pssst, there are goody bags :))

8- QTM’s headquarters for the event are in the midst of innumerable galleries…you can totally get your art fix.

7- You never know who you’ll run into while in town…
6- You can buy signed copies of best-selling quilting books and meet amazing authors like Jamie Fingal, Leslie Tucker Jenison, Victoria Findlay Wolfe and so many more…

5- You can hang out in the best local quilt shop you’ll ever encounter- The City Quilter. Cathy and Dale and the team curate the quilting world for the very best in notions, have an amazing fabric inventory including their exclusive NYC-themed fabrics, and are authorized Bernina dealers.

4- You get to meet your favorite vendors in person and get to know more about their products. The Aurifil gang is all here, as is the very fabulous Cherrywood fabrics owner, Karla . I got to know Karla very well this year…
3- You might get to, ahem, challenge yourself to do something scary. (Hint: be very careful when on the volunteer phone call about needing to replace a Quilt Match competitor at the last moment…Executive Director Amy Milne can be very persuasive!!

2- You can mingle with the celebrities of the quilt world and find out how incredibly nice they are! For instance, the one and only Ricky Tims (the keynote speaker this year) and Meg Cox, author/quilter/QA President Emeritus!

1- The goody bags!!! Our generous sponsors, led of course by Moda Fabrics, make sure that each attendee has some very special loot to take home. And, speaking of home, Home Ticket holders will receive their bags soon, along with exclusive access to videos of all of the presentations.

See you in 2016! πŸ™‚

Published by neonkittyquilts

Laurie is a fiber artist who combines her passion for animals and quilting by producing pet portraits though a technique she calls "Pet-lique." A frequent teacher at IQF's Open Studios and The City Quilter in NYC, she has been published in Quilting Arts magazine and The Canadian Quilter. Her art quilts have been juried into special exhibits in Houston and the National Juried Show of the CQA. She sits on the board of the Quilt Alliance and is an enthusiastic member of SAQA. Laurie lives in NYC and Connecticut with her husband, their two angelic German Shepherds and three mischievous felines.

3 thoughts on “My Top Ten List for Why I Love Attending “Quilters Take Manhattan”!

  1. Reblogged this on Quilt Alliance and commented:
    Were you at our 2015 Quilters Take Manhattan event? Even if you missed it, here’s a GREAT post from Alliance board member Laurie Russman. There are more than 10 reasons to add QTM 2016 to your calendar now, but these are some of our favorites!

  2. You get to meet really nice people at QTM that you would not get to meet otherwise. QTM is a fantastic venue for these 10 reasons and so many, many more!

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