About Quilters Take a Moment

Quilters Take a Moment 2021 recordings are now available!

Photo: Claire Oliver Gallery

$45/Quilt Alliance members


Ticket includes:

  • Access to QTMo 2021 virtual event recordings, originally presented on September 17 & 18, 2021 
  • About six hours of recorded 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, Warm Remembrances: Quiltmaking and Memory Making (view the QTM 2020 Exhibition now).

Quilters Take a Moment 2021 programming included in the recording:

Day 1

Friday, Sept. 17 4-6 pm EDT

Introduction + Welcome emcee Meg Cox

Museum Show & Share: Museum curators tell the stories behind gems from their collections

Reading from Frances O’Roark Dowell

Shop Talk: Get a sneak peek inside the quilt industry with our QTM sponsors. Followed by audience Q&A.

QSOS montage: short video highlights from the QA’s 22-year-old oral history collection.

Day 2

Saturday, Sept. 18 2-5 pm EDT

Introduction +Welcome from emcee Meg Cox

Quilters’ S.O.S. – Save Our Stories (QSOS) interview: Bisa Butler interviewed by Carolyn Mazloomi, followed by audience Q&A.

Exhibit tour highlights from Warm Remembrances: Quiltmaking and Memory Making with curator Laura Hopper

Remembrance and Commemoration in Quiltmaking: panel discussion moderated by Janneken Smucker, and panelists Alexis Deise, Zak Foster, L’Merchie Frazier, and Susan Hudson. Followed by audience Q&A.

Add-on events & workshops

Document that Quilt! Preserving your quilts and their stories

Workshop recording available

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.

We’ll hear about labeling from Michele Muska and Leslie Tucker Jenison, quilt care and storage from conservator Lynn Gorges, digital oral history projects from QA project manager Emma Parker, and more! 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 kit includes most supplies and instructions booklet, and recorded Zoom Q&A

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 all the flowers you need to create an 11″ x 8.5″ mini quilt featuring a floral wreath surrounding an appliqued “Thank You” center, as well as background sky fabric is provided by our generous sponsor Stacy Michell of Shades Textiles , batting provided by Mountain Mist and fusible appliqué web provided by MistyFuse.

Read more about the kit here.

$35 QA members / $40 non-members|
Anyone can purchase a kit. QA membership or QTM event registration are not required.

Designing Meaningful Memory Quilts with Cyndi Zacheis

Workshops sold out – thank you for joining us!

Join quiltmaker, teacher, and lecturer Cyndi Zacheis for a workshop about designing artful and meaningful memory quilts.

All quilters seem to have collections of things – linens, clothes, photographs, UFOs – that were precious to family and friends who are no longer with us. In this workshop, we’ll discuss the basics of designing a memory quilt, including patterns, materials, and techniques. Using my worksheet, we’ll walk through many of the considerations you’ll need to address in your project and we’ll start the design process. Everyone will have an opportunity to share; time will also be spent problem solving and addressing questions.

$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. 

Contact us! Email Debby Josephs if you have questions.

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