NYC Garment District Tour with Mark Lipinski

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Last weekend was Quilters Take Manhattan, which started with a tour of three quilt fabric companies in New York City. Our tour guide was the amazing Mark Lipinski, who I have long admired as a quilter, TV host, and editor of the now-defunct Quilter’s Home magazine. I have followed Mark’s work for many years, and he was exactly as I expected — warm, friendly, and opinionated! Mark has amazingly diverse experience as a quilter, fabric designer, media host and publisher, so he had some amazing comments and insights.

Our tour stops were Red Rooster, Quilting Treasures, and Michael Miller. All three companies were impressive with their offerings, enthusiasm, and willingness to answer our questions. We saw their 2014 fabrics, some of which had not yet been seen by their salespeople. Enjoy the tour!

Red Rooster

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Boardroom presentation at Red Rooster Fabrics. (Note Mark Lipinski in the yellow sweater)

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Red Rooster’s boardroom table runner. Fabric will be released in 2014.

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Our gift from Red Rooster! Thank you!

Quilting Treasures

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Presentation of artist sketches at Quilting Treasures.

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More artwork! So interesting to see how this was developed into fabric.

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Office space at Quilting Treasures. Even the professionals don’t have enough storage for fabric.

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A gift from Quilting Treasures. A beautiful cosmetic bag with my favorite — black and white fabric! Thanks!

Michael Miller

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The presentation at Michael Miller. Amazing, contemporary fabrics!

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Michael Miller open concept offices.

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Michael Miller’s awards for “Best Booth” at Quilt Market.

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We got to choose a fat quarter pack from Michael Miller. Love their fabrics! Thank you Michael Miller!

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