About Quilters Take a Moment

Quilters Take a Moment is the 2020 alternative to our biennial fundraiser typically held in the heart of New York City at the Fashion Institute of Technology. This year, to keep everyone safe, we presented Quilters Take a Moment with the same program planned for QTM with added social breaks. We can’t be together in Manhattan, but we’re still taking a moment to be together, learn together, and celebrate quilts together. 

Recordings of the live portions of Quilters Take a Moment are now available. Register now to be a part of amazing conversations, thoughtful presentations, and stunning displays of quilts.

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. 

Quilters Take a Moment Recordings

$20/Quilt Alliance members
(join when you purchase your ticket to receive a 10% discount on membership)

Ticket includes:

  • Access to recordings of QTMo 2020 virtual event presented on September 25 & 26, 2020 
  • Segments to lift your spirits with dance, music and laughs
  • Quilt Alliance project demonstrations and how-to resources

Quilters Take a Moment 2020 Recordings include:

Day 1

Friday, Sept. 25

Reading by poet and quilter Gwen Westerman

Welcome and prize drawing announcements by Emcee Josh Dunn

“Incubation of a Quilt” presentation by Anna Maria Horner.
Frances O’Roark Dowell joins Anna Maria for Q&A

Music from Ricky Tims

Debut of QSOS interview with Dindga McCannon by Dr. Carolyn Mazloomi (recorded exclusively for QTMo on August 13, 2020)

Dance It Out–join event volunteers and staff to share a quilt while we dance the day to a close.

Day 2

Saturday, Sept. 26

Panel Discussion, “The Quilt Keepers.” moderated by Janneken Smucker, and panelists: Emily Bode, Dr. Carolyn L. Mazloomi, Julie Silber, Merikay Waldvogel, John M. Walsh III

Meet Our Sponsors: Q&A with the generous sponsors of Quilters Take a Moment

Comedy break with quilter and teacher Mel Beach

Virtual gallery tour by Laura McDowell Hopper, curator of the Known & Unknown virtual exhibition

Dance It Out–join event volunteers and staff to share a quilt while we dance the day to a close.

QSOS Interviewee Dindga McCannon

Laugh breaks, dance breaks, and fun!

We’re all wary of Zoom fatigue and we wanted to make sure our live event was refreshing and spirit-lifting, so we also included time to laugh (comedy break with Mel Beach), enjoy music (performance by Ricky Tims) and dance (at the end of each live program we turned everyone’s camera on wanted to dance it out with a quilt. We put on our red shoes, picked out a favorite quilt and danced the blues together!

Quilters Take a Moment self-guided content for ticket holders also includes:

Quilt Alliance Project Demonstrations

Go Tell It at the Quilt Show–a virtual guild visit with members of the Chattanooga Modern Quilt Guild

Meet Our Sponsors: Q&A

Meet the industry partners who made this event possible. Many, including Presenting Sponsor Moda Fabrics, have supported Quilters Take Manhattan since it launched in 2011.

Contact us! Email Debby Josephs if you have questions.


Register now

The Quilters Take a Moment live event has finished, but new ticket purchasers will still get access to the same great content as a recording.