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Quilters Take a Moment 2022
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2022 Event Theme is Sustainability Stories
ASHEVILLE, NC, May 21, 2022 The nonprofit Quilt Alliance announces speakers and sponsors for the 2022 edition of their virtual event, Quilters Take a Moment (QTM).
The QTM 2022 fundraiser marks the 10th event in the Alliance's Quilters Take Manhattan series and will be held virtually September 13-18, 2022, featuring a 3-day Main Event with optional Add-On sessions like workshops and demonstrations. All attendees will be invited to a free kick-off reception to meet our sponsors. The event will be co-hosted this year by Meg Cox, Laura Hopper and Amy Milne.

Moda Fabrics + Supplies returns as Presenting Sponsor and underwriter for this year’s Spotlight Quilters' Save Our Stories (QSOS) interviews. This year three fascinating quiltmakers, Carla Hemlock, Tula Pink and Jennifer Sampou, will share their stories with interviewers Gwen Westerman, Angela Walters, and Patty Murphy.

All interviews will be recorded in advance and premiere on event days followed by a live Q&A with the interviewee pairs. QSOS interviews are archived in the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress and the Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History at the University of Kentucky.
Carla Hemlock (left) will be interviewed by Gwen Westerman (right)
Tula Pink (left) will be interviewed by Angela Walters (right)
Jennifer Sampou (left) will be interviewed by Patty Murphy (right)
Quilt Alliance director Amy Milne says this year's topic, Sustainability Stories, was selected by popular demand and is an especially appropriate theme for the organization and the times.
The Quilt Alliance will commemorate several milestones in 2022-23. This September we celebrate a decade of the QTM event and next year marks the 30th anniversary of our organization. What started as Quilters Take Manhattan in 2011 has become Quilters Take a Moment. Sustaining the spirit and reputation of the in-person event held in the Big Apple was our guiding objective when the pandemic forced the event online.

Seeing QTM not only survive but grow in this format, tells us that our sponsors and our audience are committed to preserving the rich and diverse heritage of our community. This year's QTM includes over thirty talented and innovative speakers and we couldn't be more proud to work with them to bring you our biggest program ever.
Aurifil, also a longtime supporter of the Quilt Alliance, will again serve as a Platinum sponsor and underwriter for three panel discussions, each spotlighting issues of sustainability in the quilting community.
Panel discussions include:

Second Lives: Re-using Vintage and Antique Quilts
Moderated by Meg Cox. Panelists: Sandra Chandler, Marjorie Childress, Coulter Fussell, Roderick Kiracofe and Kim Martucci.

Sustainable Stitching: Making Quilts with the Earth in Mind
Moderated by Zak Foster. Panelists: Eliu Hernandez, Natalya Khorover, Amanda Nadig, Bridget O’Flaherty, and Kim Soper.

Sustaining a Creative Business
Moderated by Michele Muska. Panelists: Lisa Bongean, Morna McEver Golletz, Karla Overland, Andrea Tsang Jackson, and Latifah Saafir.
Gold level sponsors include the Modern Quilt Guild and eQuilter.com. These returning partners serve as underwriters for a special segment to be shared via the event website: Go Tell It! Sustainability Stories. Through August 18, anyone can upload a 3-minute video using the Go Tell It! guidelines to share the story of one of their pieces made on the theme of sustainability.
This year, thanks to support from our Silver sponsors we are offering four workshops as optional add-on events for attendees. Sponsors at the Silver level this year are all returning supporters, including: Oliso, Mistyfuse, Make It Simpler, Gotham Quilts and Artistic Artifacts.

Bronze sponsors for 2022 include returning supporters Brother, Cherrywood Fabrics, Bernina of America, Mettler. C&T Publishing and new sponsor Feel Good Fibers.

Workshops include:
Yoga and Self-Care for Quilters with Heidi Parkes, Carolyn Friedlander and Becky Goldsmith
Sustainable Stashing: Creating an eco-friendly quilting life with Carole Lyles Shaw
Sustaining Creativity through Drawing and Documentation with Susan Shie
Creative Strength Training with Jane Dunnewold

3-Day Pass tickets are $70 for members and $105 for non-members and scholarships are available for those with financial need. Workshops are $50 for members and $60 for non-members.

In advance of the event, a third virtual exhibition of quilts curated by QA board member Laura Hopper will debut on June 21 on the event website, free to the public.
QTM 2022 tickets are now on sale to QA members on the event website here: www.QTM2022.org. Sales open to the public on May 28.
Event news will also be shared on the Quilt Alliance website, Instagram account and the Quilters Take Manhattan Facebook Page.
Thank you to our Moda Fabric + Supplies and all of our 2022 sponsors!
About the Quilt Alliance
The Quilt Alliance is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that supports and develops projects with institutional and grassroots partners to document, preserve, and shares the history of quilts and quiltmakers.
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