Quilters Take a Moment 2020

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Quilters Take a Moment is the 2020 alternative to our biennial fundraiser typically held in the heart of New York City at the Fashion Institute of Technology. This year, to keep everyone safe, we present Quilters Take a Moment with the same program planned for QTM with added social breaks. We won’t be together in Manhattan, but we’ll still be taking a moment to be together, learn together, and celebrate quilts together. 

Please note: Quilters Take Manhattan ticket holders, see our April 30 email about ticket conversion or refund options.

Can’t join us live? Live-streamed events will be recorded and available after the event for viewing whenever and wherever you want.

The Quilt Alliance is the only nonprofit solely dedicated to documenting, preserving and sharing the history of quilts and quiltmakers and QTM is our biggest fundraising event, generously sponsored by industry and foundation support. 

Quilters Take a Moment Event Pass

QTM Speaker Anna Maria Horner

$45/members or $65/non members

Event Pass includes:

  • All access pass to virtual event with both live and recorded sessions presented on September 25 & 26, 2020 
  • Known & Unknown Virtual Quilt Exhibition and virtual gallery tour by Curator Laura McDowell Hopper
  • Chance to win door prizes from our sponsors
  • Breaks to lift your spirits with dance, music and laughs
  • Quilt Alliance project demonstrations and how-to resources

Quilters Take a Moment Live (and Recorded) Program will include:

Friday, Sept. 25, 2:00-4:00 pm EDT:

Reading by poet and quilter Gwen Westerman

Welcome and prize drawing announcements by Emcee Josh Dunn

“Incubation of a Quilt” presentation by Anna Maria Horner. Frances O’Roark Dowell joins Anna Maria for Q&A

Messages from our sponsors

Music from Ricky Tims

Debut of QSOS interview with Dindga McCannon by Dr. Carolyn Mazloomi (recorded exclusively for QTMo on August 13, 2020)

Dance It Out–join event volunteers and staff to share a quilt while we dance the day to a close.

Saturday, Sept. 26, 2:00-4:00 pm EDT:

Panel Discussion, “The Quilt Keepers.” moderated by Janneken Smucker Panelists: Emily Bode, Dr. Carolyn L. Mazloomi, Julie Silber, Merikay Waldvogel, John M. Walsh III Quilters’ S.O.S. – Save Our Stories oral history interview with Dindga McCannon conducted by Dr. Carolyn L. Mazloomi

Meet Our Sponsors: Q&A with the generous sponsors of Quilters Take a Moment

Comedy break with quilter and teacher Mel Beach

Virtual gallery tour by Laura McDowell Hopper, curator of the Known & Unknown virtual exhibition

Closing remarks

Dance It Out–join event volunteers and staff to share a quilt while we dance the day to a close.

QSOS Interviewee Dindga McCannon

Quilters Take a Moment self-guided content for attendees will include:

Known & Unknown: Revealing Quilt Stories Exhibition

This year, QTMo will include a virtual exhibition opening exclusively for QTMo attendees, titled “Known & Unknown: Revealing Quilt Stories.” Thirty-five quilts from three centuries with stories ranging from subtle to sappy, owned by collectors, dealers, families and makers from around the United States will be shared virtually including a Go Tell It! video about each quilt recorded by the maker or owner. Artists and owners included in this exhibition:
Marjorie Childress
Michael E. Cummings
Jacquie Gering
Susan Hudson
Mary Kerr
Chawne Kimber
Roderick Kiracofe
Dr. Carolyn L. Mazloomi
Julie Silber
Merikay Waldvogel
John M. Walsh III
Gwen Westerman
Victoria Findlay Wolfe

Quilt Alliance Project Demonstrations

Go Tell It at the Quilt Show–a virtual guild visit with members of the Chattanooga Modern Quilt Guild

Quilters’ S.O.S. – Save Our Stories: new website tour

 QTMo Sponsor Messages

Meet the industry partners who made this event possible. Many, including Presenting Sponsor Moda Fabrics, have supported Quilters Take Manhattan since it launched in 2011.

Contact us! Email Debby Josephs if you have questions.