About Quilters Take a Moment

Join us for QTM 2022:
Sustainability Stories
!

September 13-18, 2022

$70/Quilt Alliance members and $105/non-members.
Not a member yet? Join today!

Quilters Take a Moment is a virtual fundraiser for the nonprofit Quilt Alliance, and an online event for every quilter. We’re looking forward to six sessions of live content over three days, plus optional workshops and lectures. Join us for conversation, laughter, inspiring stories, beautiful quilts, and lots of fun!

Attend the way you want: Purchase a 3-day Pass and join us for the entire main event, or just pick and choose the sessions that interest you. You can watch live, or view the recordings after the event on your own time.

3-day Pass includes:

  • Access to QTM 2022 Main Event live event, September 15-17
  • More than nine hours of live content, including Quilters’ Save Our Stories interviews, panel conversations, literature and poetry readings, and interactive audience Q&A
  • Recordings of the entire event to watch (or re-watch!) any time that works for you.

Scholarships are available for the cost of the 3-day Pass. Find more information and apply here.

Spotlight QSOS interviews

In-depth oral history interviews with fascinating people from across the quilt world.

Carla Hemlock, textile and mixed-media artist interviewed by Gwen Westerman

Tula Pink, illustrator, fabric designer and quilter interviewed by Angela Walters

Jennifer Sampou, fabric designer, author, and co-founder of Create and Sustain interviewed by Patty Murphy

Panel discussions

Topical conversations about the intersections of quiltmaking and sustainability

How can we lessen the impact of our quiltmaking on the environment? This panel will be a conversation about what sustainability can mean throughout the creative process.

Moderated by Zak Foster. Panelists: Eliu Hernandez, Natalya Khorover, Amanda Nadig, Bridget O’Flaherty, and Kim Soper

Today’s artists and makers are giving old quilts new lives. We’ll talk about re-using quilts made by others and how we can honor and sustain these textiles.

Moderated by Meg Cox. Panelists: Sandra Chandler, Marjorie Childress, Coulter Fussell, Roderick Kiracofe and Kim Martucci

What does it take to sustain your business when it’s also your passion? Hear from creative businesspeople about how they support both their creativity and their career.

Moderated by Michele Muska. Panelists: Lisa Bongean, Karla Overland, Andrea Tsang Jackson, Latifah Saafir and Pat Sloan

Add-on workshops and lectures:

Sustainable Stashing:
Creating an eco-friendly quilting life with Carole Lyles Shaw

Wednesday, September 14 – 4:00 – 6:00 pm Eastern or watch the recording

Sustainable living has become more important to many of us…so how can we use those ideas to create a sustainable stashing process to support an eco-friendly quilting life? This interactive lecture focuses on creating practical and realistic steps to managing our stash—without going on extreme ‘buying diets’. We will support and coach each other to create a plan we can really commit to without feeling overwhelmed along the way.

$50 QA members / $60 non-members

Creative Strength Training
with Jane Dunnewold

Sunday, September 18 – 1:00 – 3:00 pm Eastern or watch the recording

Establishing a satisfying creative practice benefits from developing strategies to cope with decision-making, mental blocks, outside criticism, and self-doubt. Through a combination of hands-on exercises, play, (which I think of as “research”) and discussion, we will explore strategies to make the most of creative time and resources. Join me, and take away a few new ideas that will help make what you do not only more fun, but also more meaningful!

$50 QA members / $60 non-members

Sustaining Creativity through Drawing and Documentation with Susan Shie

Wednesday, September 14 – 1:00 – 3:00 pm Eastern or watch the recording

In the first half of this two-hour demonstration and workshop, Susan will show you her process from sketches to finished pieces and how she documents her work as it emerges. In the last hour, Susan will lead the class in one of the freehand drawing on paper exercises in her Lucky Drawing classes. Students should bring drawing paper, markers and a wide-open mind.“Drawing freehand, letting it flow out of you, is what I teach best, and what most people are terrified to think of doing. But everyone can draw freehand, and their personal style is wonderful, when it’s allowed to flow out naturally! You, as a small child, did it, and now you can do it, but you’ve forgotten how!”

$50 QA members / $60 non-members

Yoga and Self-Care for Quilters with Heidi Parkes, Carolyn Friedlander and Becky Goldsmith

Tuesday, September 13 – 4:00 – 6:00 pm Eastern or watch the recording

Making quilts can be hard on your body. It can require repetitive motion, challenging physical actions, and many hours of sitting or standing. In this workshop, we’ll talk about tips and routines to help sustain our bodies throughout the quiltmaking process. We’ll hear from three presenters about their favorite recommendations and routines, and then enjoy a panel conversation with time for audience Q&A.

$50 QA members / $60 non-members

Sponsors Meet-and-Greet

Wednesday, September 14th at 7 pm Eastern
Join this free! add-on event to get to know the people behind your favorite quilt-world companies. Hear about how they make decisions about the products they sell, plus a chance to ask your burning questions about fabric and thread manufacturing, design, sales and more!

Quilters Take a Moment 2022 schedule

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1:00 pm
1:30 pm
2:00 pm
2:30 pm
3:00 pm
3:30 pm
4:00 pm
4:30 pm
5:00 pm
5:30 pm
6:00 pm
6:30 pm
7:00 pm
7:30 pm
8:00 pm
Tuesday, September 13
Tuesday, September 13
Add-on event
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Yoga and Self-Care for Quilters with Heidi Parkes, Carolyn Friedlander and Becky Goldsmith
Ticket type
Add-on event

Making quilts can be hard on your body. It can require repetitive motion, challenging physical actions, and many hours of sitting or standing. In this workshop, we’ll talk about tips and routines to help sustain our bodies throughout the quiltmaking process. We’ll hear from three presenters about their favorite recommendations and routines, and then enjoy a panel conversation with time for audience Q&A.

$50 QA members / $60 non-members

Wednesday, September 14
Wednesday, September 14
Add-on Event
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Sustaining Creativity through Documentation and Drawing with Susan Shie
Speaker
Ticket type
Add-on

In the first half of this two-hour demonstration and workshop, Susan will show you her process from sketches to finished pieces and how she documents her work as it emerges. In the last hour, Susan will lead the class in one of the freehand drawing on paper exercises in her Lucky Drawing classes. Students should bring drawing paper, markers and a wide-open mind.“Drawing freehand, letting it flow out of you, is what I teach best, and what most people are terrified to think of doing. But everyone can draw freehand, and their personal style is wonderful, when it’s allowed to flow out naturally! You, as a small child, did it, and now you can do it, but you’ve forgotten how!” Buy tickets now

Add-on event
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Sustainable Stashing: Creating an eco-friendly quilting life with Carole Lyles Shaw
Ticket type
Add-on

Sustainable living has become more important to many of us…so how can we use those ideas to create a sustainable stashing process to support an eco-friendly quilting life? This interactive lecture focuses on creating practical and realistic steps to managing our stash—without going on extreme ‘buying diets’. We will support and coach each other to create a plan we can really commit to without feeling overwhelmed along the way. $50 QA members / $60 non-members
Buy tickets now

Free Add-on Event
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sponsors Meet-and-Greet
Ticket type
Free add-on

Join this free! add-on event to get to know the people behind your favorite quilt-world companies. Hear about how they make decisions about the products they sell, plus a chance to ask your burning questions about fabric and thread manufacturing, design, sales and more!

Thursday, September 15
Thursday, September 15
Panel discussion
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Second Lives: Re-using Antique & Vintage Quilts
Speakers
Ticket type
Main event pass

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Spotlight QSOS interview
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Jennifer Sampou interviewed by Patty Murphy
Speakers
Ticket type
Main event pass

QSOS (Quilters Save Our Stories) is the Quilt Alliance's flagship oral history project. It's a long-form interview and a deep-dive into one quiltmaker's practice, techniques, and thoughts about quiltmaking. For this segment, Jennifer Sampou will be interviewed by Patty Murphy.

Buy 3-day Pass now

Friday, September 16
Friday, September 16
Spotlight QSOS interview
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Carla Hemlock interviewed by Gwen Westerman
Ticket type
Main event pass

QSOS (Quilters Save Our Stories) is the Quilt Alliance's flagship oral history project. It's a long-form interview and a deep-dive into one quiltmaker's practice, techniques, and thoughts about quiltmaking. For this segment, Carla Hemlock will be interviewed by Gwen Westerman.

Buy 3-day Pass now

Sustainable Stitching: Making Quilts with the Earth in Mind
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Panel discussion with<br>Bridget O’Flaherty, Amanda Nadig, Eliu Hernandez, Natalya Khorover<br>Zak Foster, moderator
Saturday, September 17
Saturday, September 17
Sustaining a Creative Business
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Panel discussion
Speakers
Ticket type
Main event

Register now

Spotlight QSOS event
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Tula Pink interviewed by Angela Walters
Speakers
Ticket type
Main event

QSOS (Quilters Save Our Stories) is the Quilt Alliance's flagship oral history project. It's a long-form interview and a deep-dive into one quiltmaker's practice, techniques, and thoughts about quiltmaking. For this segment, Tula Pink will be interviewed by Angela Walters.

Buy 3-day Pass now

Sunday, September 18
Sunday, September 18
Add-on event
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Creative Strength Training with Jane Dunnewold
Speaker
Jane Dunnewold
Ticket type
Add-on

Establishing a satisfying creative practice benefits from developing strategies to cope with decision-making, mental blocks, outside criticism, and self-doubt. Through a combination of hands-on exercises, play, (which I think of as “research”) and discussion, we will explore strategies to make the most of creative time and resources. Join me, and take away a few new ideas that will help make what you do not only more fun, but also more meaningful! $50 QA members / $60 non-members Buy tickets now

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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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