Every fall I have the opportunity to visit one of my all time favorite studios. It's located in the Manhattan loft of quilt artist and author Victoria Findlay Wolfe. Each year Victoria generously opens up her home to members of the Quilt Alliance and other guests as part of the Quilter's Take Manhattan annual fundraising event.
Roderick's new book promises to be a new classic.
The After Dark cocktail party is a complement to the Take Manhattan daytime event held at the Fashion Institute of Technology and both support the Quilter's Alliance admirable efforts to preserve quilting history. This year the keynote speaker was Amy Butler and she was incredible.
The program attracts a rich array of quilt artists, conservationists, art historians and more, and I love the conversations to be had, such as connecting with the delightful Roderick Kiracofe, whose new book Unconventional and Unexpected offers up a celebration of 20th-century quilts or chatting with Spoonflower founder Stephen Fraser. But I am a fool for a great studio and I just love the high ceilings and tall windows. Thss is a space that inspires me to sew every time I see it, and I look forward to the visit each year.
Speaking of inspiration, Stitch Fall 2014 also inspires me to sew and you can get it in the Sew Daily Shop. On the cover, you will see an adorable Diamond-Pieced Kitchen Set project by Cotton + Steel's Alexia Abegg that is available as a fabric kit in the Sew Daily Shop as well.
Do you have a favorite studio that inspires you? I would love to know.