Wed, Dec 25 - Fri, Dec 27 2019

Quilters Take Manhattan,

Fashion Institute of Technology, Manhattan, New York, New York, United States Fashion Institute of Technology, Manhattan, New York, New York, United States
4 Sponsors Confirmed
Aurifil Thread
Moda Fabric

  • About the event

    The Quilt Alliance, the only nonprofit solely dedicated to documenting,
    preserving and sharing the history of quilts and quiltmakers, is seeking
    sponsors to help us present our eighth Quilters Take Manhattan. This
    quilter’s dream weekend in the Big Apple includes lectures, a quilt exhibition, vendor shopping, museum & garment district tours, even a scavenger hunt, all
    anchored by our main event on Saturday, September 26, 2020 at the
    Fashion Institute of Technology, in the heart of the New York City
    garment district. 2020 QTM Keynote Speaker Anna Maria Horner
    will be joined by Dr. Carolyn Mazloomi, Julie Silber, and
    Jack Walsh.

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    Why should you sponsor?

    Meet new and existing customers--quilters--where they gather. Sponsors will be exposed to in-person event attendees as well as “Home Ticket” holders participating by mail and internet. 

    Add items to goody bags for all onsite and home attendees. Presenting-Silver sponsors can sell or demo new products or just meet and greet.

    The Quilt Industry and Consumer Demographics

    • The annual industry value in terms of consumer spending is $3.7 billion,

    • There are an estimated 7 to 10 million quilters in the U.S.,

    • The total number of households with a quilter is 6 to 8.3 million and each quilting household spends an average of $442 annually – that’s a 48% increase over 2014.

    • “Dedicated Quilters” spend $500 or more a year on their art form and hobby. The average Dedicated Quilter is female, 63 years old, down by a year in age since 2014, and has been quilting for 19 years. She is well educated (70% attended college), and affluent (average household income of $95,900).

    • Finally, data showed that a younger group of Dedicated Quilters under the age of 45 are a rapidly growing segment of the quilting population. While this important group is often involved in quilting less due to time, work, and family constraints, they still devote an average of 10 hours a week to quilting. Quilters under 45 spend only 10% less than those of a higher age bracket, but do have a higher participation rate of time spent on quilting-related websites and online video viewing.

    Source: Quilting in America™ 2017 Survey, presented by The Quilting Company and Quilts, Inc., but conducted independently by ORC International and Advantage Research, Inc. 

    Amy Milne

    The Quilt Alliance is a 26-year-old 501(c)3 nonprofit organization founded in 1993 to document, preserve and share the rich history of American quilts and quiltmakers. We run the largest oral history project about quilters archived in the Library of Congress. This project, Quilters' S.O.S. - Save Our Stories (QSOS) is a unique collection of over 1,100 grassroots interviews with quiltmakers, from professionals to hobbyists, spanning twenty years. We also produce the Go Tell It at the Quilt Show! video documentation project which allows quilt guilds and community groups to preserve their own local quilt history and contribute it to an international presentation on the Quilt Alliance YouTube channel. We serve as partners (with Michigan State University) on two other projects The Quilt Index and Quilt Treasures, both efforts to document, preserve and share the cultural heritage of quiltmaking. 

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  • 1001-2500 attendees expected

    10% Male Attendees

    90% Female Attendees

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Select a Package

3 available packages from US$500 to US$1500

QTM a la Carte Opportunities:

● Naming Rights for QTM Home Ticket: $1,000 ● Refreshments Sponsor: $1,000 10% discount and inclusion in press release and Save the Date if confirmed by 12/31/19.

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QTM Sponsorships

Average sponsorship reasonably priced at $1,500. Sponsorships available: Presenting: $10,000 (1 available), Platinum: $5,000 (2 avail), Gold: $2,500 (4 avail), Silver: $1,000 (8 avail), Bronze: $500 (16 avail). See website for Sponsorship Guide with benefit list by level. 10% discount and inclusion in press release and Save the Date if confirmed by 12/31/19.

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QTM Program Ads

● Full page ad: $500 ● Half page: $250 ● Quarter page: $125 ● Eighth page: $75 ● Business listing with URL: $50 10% discount if confirmed by 12/31/19.

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