The auction took place last night and by all accounts it was a huge success. The venue was sold out, again, and the vibe was very festive. All the teams outdid themselves and I can only imagine what will be dreamed up next year. As a little background the Sustainable Quilt Auction was formed 6 years ago as a way for the architecture + design community in New York to get together, much like traditional quilting bees, and explore their creativity in ways they don’t do usually get a chance to do 9-5. The house rules state that the quilts must be queen size or better and made from discontinued fabric from our industry, thus re-purposing what would have ended up in a land fill. Below are images of all the quilts. In advance, please excuse my poor photography.
Team E (back)
Team E (front)
Much thanks to The Open House Gallery for a wonderful venue, and also to Abigail, Suzette, Miguel and Brian without whom this never would have happened.
The IIDA Sustainable Quilting Bee is fast approaching and below is an image from the nearly complete Team E Yellow Submarine Quilt. This is an amazing team of quilters and I can’t wait to see this in person. The date of the auction is February 20th at The Open House Gallery. You should save the date for this wonderful charity event.
That’s right, it’s time to begin your quilts for the IIDA Sustainable Quilting Bee. The kick-off meeting will be August 21 @ Herman Miller, from 6pm-9pm. Feel free to attend, all you need to do is email me or Abigail French to let us know for security downstairs. It’s a great event and a wonderful opportunity to network with your peers.
I know you’re already creative, but try it in a different medium.
On February 13th the NY Chapter of the IIDA hosted its 5th Sustainable Quilting Bee. The event was formed for several reasons, the first was an attempt to re-purpose the mountains of fabric that the architecture and design industry disposes of yearly. The second, reason was to give a creative outlet and venue for architects and designers to form community. The Bee is held once a month at Herman Miller where the design teams present their work, as it progresses, and work with each other to solve various construction issues. There are experienced quilters as well as those who have never lifted a needle. After 10 months of work the quilts were displayed at The Open House Gallery, and auctioned to benefit The Fiver Childrens Foundation www.fiver.org. It was a great event.
I am thrilled that my quilt “Comfortably Rust” went to Cindy Allen of Interior Design Magazine. I rust dyed scrap muslin, using gears and nails that were found objects. The design was random but I like the traditional feel that the whole piece ultimately has. I have wanted to hand quilt the past entries but upholstery fabrics are problematic. This year using scrap muslin allowed me to hand quilt it and I think that it added to the overall design.
For images and team descriptions of all of the quilts click on the link below.
Daniel Tillman | C3 Designs | www.c3design.me