Saturday, September 15, 2012

Qulters Take Manhattan

NYC! Denyse Schmidt! FUN!

What a BEAUTIFUL day to go to Manhattan!! 

Christine and I had fun!  I won a ticket to Quilters Take Manhattan from Victoria Findley Wolf, and Christine and I went with her husband and son into Manhattan.  The guys had their own fun, and we went to City Quilter for a bit (got some FQs, lol) and then went to FIT to watch the interview with Denyse Schmidt for Quilters Save Our Stories, and a talk by Jennifer Chiaverini, one of my favorite authors.  There were many door prizes, but we didn't win any.  There was also a silent auction, and Christine did win some beautiful fatquarters. 

The gift bags included a beautiful charm pack of solids by Robert Kaufman, and a collection of fat 1/8s, as well as a small spool of Aurifil 12 wt thread, and some other little goodies. 

I enjoy going to the city, especially when it's as beautiful, weather wise, as it was today.  I was teased for taking pictures, though, because I looked like a tourist, lol.  But I really enjoyed having such an expert on trains and subways with me today.  I have been to NYC a number of times, but the subway system can be a little intimidating to someone who is unfamiliar.  I could enjoy the walk and the sights today without fear of getting lost, so it made it even better.  (Thanks, George!!) 
So, here are some pictures.

Look at that beautiful sky!!  Perfect day for walking.
The subway station on 53rd and Lex
Some of the quilts for the auction tonight. 
Jennifer Chiaverini


1 comment:

Christine said...

It was a beautiful day! And I had a great time. I could use the 1/8 piece of orange free spirit fabric from the goodie bag. I only got 4 hexies out of the piece, so I can give you another one of the pieces.