Monday, August 8, 2011

Saturday afternoon at the Fashion Institute of Technology

The second part of my NYC adventure was the afternoon event at F.I.T.   What a great presentation of quilt personalities.  We got to hear Mary Fons (daughter of Marianne) talk about how she fought against becoming a quilter until she hit age thirty. She could be a successful stand up comedienne.  She now has an online show called Quilty which is on QNN TV, an online network.  She is wildly entertaining and I can't wait to check out her show.

We got to enjoy seeing and hearing Mary and Marianne together.  A great pair!

 Next up was Mark Lipinski.  He is a HOOT!!  If you ever get a chance to hear him speak, do it. 

And Jay McCarroll!  You already know I have a case of hero worship when it comes to Jay.  Honest, I was rooting for him from the beginning of his season on Project Runway.  And when he showed his final clothing line and there was a cool quilted coat with quilt patches on it, I knew he had to win.

 Jay was interviewed by Mark  for the SOS initiative of the Alliance of American Quilts.  A very fun and entertaining interview. 

We also got a wonderful sneak peak at Jay's newest clothing line.  I really love it, so colorful and patchworky.  Those little monochromatic dresses were adorable and just look at the gorgeous skirt in green silks  that Victoria has on.

Photography is not my strength but that skirt is so darn beautiful and it really suited  Victoria.  It was all silky and had great big pockets!

And then.............. I got to have a few minutes with Mark Lipinsky and Jodie Davis!   I really didn't have a chance to get nervous, not with that pair.  They really put me at ease and the interview was over before I knew it.  Right here, Jodie is laughing because Mark asked me if I ever quilt in the nude.  I told him that it was more likely that I would be swimming in the nude, lol.

I got a chance to talk about Olivia's summer list and how fun it was to make letters and words.

I was supposed to present a 'touchstone' quilt of mine and hopefully I got that across.  I'm not sure but at any rate, we (I) had fun.  Afterwards my hands were shaking for about half an hour. 

There was a silent auction to benefit the Alliance.  Tomorrow I'll show you the fat quarter stack I 'won' and the other goodies that came home with me.  My sewing mojo is going to have lots to play with this fall.  G'nite!


  1. It was so nice to meet you at the event. You had an awesome time and your quilt was fantastic!

  2. Lisa, I didn't realized I was friends with someone FAMOUS! :) Wow. It looks like you and Chris had a great weekend. Thanks for sharing your pictures with us.

  3. Wow, what an amazing event to attend! I love walking past FIT, wondering what's going on inside. You got to see some really sewing celebrities - what a thrill. Do I see our friend-in-common Victoria modeling? That's cool!