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Quilters Take Manhattan is back! This will be the 8th QTM at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) in New York City and their plans are better and bigger than ever with an exhibition planned for the Great Hall at FIT September 25-27, 2020. There will be guest speakers, outside activities, and vendors along with the Main Event at the Haft Auditorium at FIT on Saturday, September 26, 2020.  

Want to go with your friends, your guild, or your family?

For the QTM Main Event, they offer discounts for groups of 10 or more at the Quilt Alliance member rate of $65/person rather than the non-member rate of $100/person. All guests receive a goody bag filled with great sponsor donations and there will be a silent auction, raffle table and refreshments. Online registration for groups will begin very soon. Tickets to QA members will begin March 2, 2020 and to non-members on March 16, 2020. 

The quilt exhibition is titled Known and Unknown, featuring visually and historically exceptional quilts loaned by private collectors and artists.

Their Main Event program will include keynote speaker Anna Maria Horner and lectures by Dr. Carolyn Mazloomi, Julie Silber, and John M. (Jack) Walsh III, as well as a panel discussion with quiltmakers, curators, and collectors moderated by Janneken Smucker.

To make it a complete three-day event, on Friday, September 25, 2020 there will be several garment district tours, a costume tour at the Museum at FIT, other outings and a Broadway show that night. Each of these add-on events will be on our website with descriptions and prices. The exhibition will be available all three days to ticket purchasers for the Main Event.

Please contact Debby Josephs – admin@quiltalliance.org or 828-251-7073 – with any questions.

Click here for more information regarding QTM.


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