About Quilters Take a Moment

Tickets to Quilters Take a Moment 2021 are now available!

Photo: Claire Oliver Gallery

$45/Quilt Alliance members

$65/non-members (on sale March 22)

Ticket includes:

  • Access to QTMo 2021 virtual live event presented on September 17 & 18, 2021 
  • Two days of live content including:
    • QSOS interview with Bisa Butler
    • quilts and memory panel conversation with four amazing quiltmakers
    • virtual museum visits & guided tour of our exhibit
    • conversations and behind-the-scenes with leaders of some of our favorite quilt-industry businesses
  • Admission to our virtual quilt exhibit, featuring stories of remembrance in quilts
  • Join us for the live event, or watch any time that works for you–all events are recorded!

Add-on events & workshops

Document that Quilt! Preserving your quilts and their stories

Friday, Sept. 17,  12-2 pm ET (Can’t join us live? This session will be recorded.)

Join us for an exciting quilt documentation bootcamp! We’ll cover everything you need to know about quilt care + preservation, labeling, video documentation, and more. Join us for a live virtual event with hands-on tips and lots of laughs.

Individual speakers to be announced soon. Each ticket includes a digital Quilt Documentation planning kit with tools to start your own personalized quilt documentation, whether it’s your own quilts or family heirlooms.

$35 QA members / $40 non-members

Fabric Flower Mini-quilt Project with Allie Aller

Make-it-yourself project: includes supplies kit & digital instruction packet

This year we’re partnering with artist Allie Aller and one of her favorite NYC garment district shops, M&S Schmalberg, to offer a special project kit that celebrates New York City’s textile heritage. M&S is a family-owned company that has been making custom fabric flowers for over 100 years, and Allie has worked with them on so many projects, they now feel like family to her!

This charming kit, designed by Allie as a special fundraiser just for Quilters Take a Moment, includes everything you need to create an 11″ x 8.5″ mini quilt featuring a floral wreath surrounding an appliqued “Thank You” center. Background sky fabric is provided by our generous sponsor Stacy Michell of Shades Textiles. You provide the fabric for the lettering applique, quilt backing and binding. Batting provided by Mountain Mist. Give the finished piece as a gift and/or take a photo of it and create your own custom Thank You cards. We’ll be sharing a video chat with Allie about her work and this project and invite you to attend a Q&A session with her later this spring. We’re also planning a virtual tour of the M&S Schmalberg factory led by New Yorker Paula Nadelstern, internationally recognized quilter and designer.

$35 QA members / $40 non-members

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 2021 live program:

Day 1

Friday, Sept. 17

Introduction + Welcome

Quilts on Exhibit: Textile Museums share the stories behind gems from their collections

Shop Talk: Get a sneak peek inside the quilt industry with our QTM sponsors

Day 2

Saturday, Sept. 18

Introduction +Welcome

Quilters’ Save Our Stories interview: Bisa Butler interviewed by Carolyn Mazloomi

Remembrance and Commemoration in Quiltmaking: panel discussion moderated by Janneken Smucker, and panelists Alexis Diese, Zak Foster, L’Merchie Frazier, and Susan Hudson

Exhibit tour with curator Laura Hopper

Contact us! Email Debby Josephs if you have questions.

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