Win Tickets to The AAQ Fundraiser: Marianne & Jay on the Runway!

Posted by on Jul 26, 2011 in Quilting, Sewing | Comments

IMPORTANT NOTE: To win today’s giveaway, you must be a registered Craftsy member.  It’s easy and FREE to join!

Quilters Take Manhattan!

In support of The Alliance for American Quilts, we’re thrilled to announce that we have 2 pairs of tickets (each pair is a $90 value) to giveaway as part of the AAQ’s fundraiser in the Big Apple, Saturday, August 6th.

Mary Fons on the set of her show, "Quilty"

The non-profit AAQ has put together a fabulous weekend of quilts, fabric, fashion and fun in this weekend quilt extravaganza in New York City, August 5-6th. There are 3 related, but separate events throughout the weekend, with “Marianne & Jay on the Runway” on Saturday set to be a blast with door prizes, refreshments, goody bags and a silent auction to boot!

Mary Fons, daughter of quilt magazine and TV celeb Marianne Fons, will appear along with her wonderfully talented mother. Tickets for the event which also includes Project Runway winner Jay McCarroll and lots of cool freebies are only $45.

Go to for more info on the event and tickets.

For your chance to win 1 of 2 FREE pairs of tickets, register to become a member of Craftsy and comment on today’s post. We’ll announce the 2 winners Friday!

Note: This giveaway is for 1 of 2 pairs of tickets only. Travel expenses and transportation to the event in NYC are the responsibility of the winners.

Remember: To win today’s giveaway, you must be a registered Craftsy member and leave a comment below. It’s easy and FREE to join!


  1. Samantha W (writesandsews) says:

    how come this isn’t advertised in all the papers? this is so awesome!

  2. Carin says:

    I would love to win a pair of tickets to this event–I would take my sister and we would make it a sisters road trip sans husband and kids! Thanks for a chance to win! and I registered on your site :)

  3. Vanessa says:

    Absolutely loving Craftsy and im super excited about this giveaway! quilting has become a new found passion in my sewing crafting life and i would love to attend this AAQ weekend to learn more and be even more inspired than i already am, this giveaway would mean the world to me!

  4. Erica Hartzell says:

    Id like to win tickets! Pick me!

  5. Bonnie Gallick says:

    love your website – looking forward to be able to see the show in NYC August 5 and 6th!!!!

  6. kathy nyman says:

    I would love to win tickets to see all the great quilts, see some new fashion and have fun in New York city.

  7. yahaira says:

    this event sounds like it’s going to be great! I love Jay Mccarroll and would love to learn more about his fabric and sewing

  8. upstatelisa says:

    sounds like fun! I love New Yooooork!

  9. Brenda says:

    My best bud and I would come to NY if lucky enough to win the tickets! How
    fun it sounds.

  10. Louise Lough says:

    I am so excited about all the creative facebook communities, now!! I love quilting and would really love to travel from Idaho to NY to a fantastic Quilting show!!

  11. Misty says:

    We just moved to NJ and NYC is just a short drive away! Would love to win these!

  12. Mary says:

    I want to come to this event so bad and it’s in New York.

  13. Kathy says:

    I’m hoping to win the tickets and make this a much needed vacation with my husband of 32 years. Thanks for the opportunity.

  14. Deborah Klingaman says:

    I live just 90 miles from NYC! I could take the Train! I moved from Michigan to Connecticut four years ago for my husband’s job. He since has been laid off twice and I still haven’t been to NYC. He is interviewing this week and hopefully will be re-employed next month.

    I have been sewing since the FIRST Mattel Barbie Doll came out…a long time. I quilted with my Grandmother….

    If I could go to NYC, I would be in HEAVEN!

  15. anne says:

    Wow! That guess-the-animal quiz required above in order to join was really tough!

  16. Karyn Ashley-Smith says:

    OMG! SO Exciting! Thank you for the opportunity! Is it to all 3 events or just the one on Saturday? SO exciting! (Oh, I said that already *grin*)

  17. anne says:

    I see that my comment is awaiting moderation. I’m really glad ’cause I believe in moderation in all things except crafting, of course.

  18. Gregory says:

    This sounds like fun. I hope I win the tickets.

  19. anne says:

    Oh yes, BTW, I’d love to win the tickets so that I can be part of the madly, excitingly, fabricky, fashiony, AAQ fundraising weekend with Marianne & Jay on the Runway! I do not know them at all, but they are clearly *big stuff* so that immediately after finishing my comment, I will click all links to find out what I should already know…Thanks for the offer to award the tickets to a lucky winner.

  20. kathy moody-conwell says:

    My Mother, my sewing mentor, my friend will turn 91 on July 29th. She has sewn all of her life (and still does), as have I. We would absolutely love to win these tickets so that we can see Marianne and Mary Fons. We love their show on TV and would love to see them in person, and the quilts, not to mention seeing the sights of NEW YORK! And what a birthday trip that would be!!!

  21. Elisa says:

    I just registered for the Craftsy site– it looks cool! I wasn’t familiar with it. Thank you for offering this wonderful giveaway!!

  22. SAChoirgirl says:

    What fun! I love watching Mary and Marianne on Love of Quilting, and would love to see them live. Thank you for the chance to win tickets.

  23. LuAnn Rickson says:

    I’d love to win tickets please :)

  24. marcia says:

    love quilts and love NYC – would be a wonderful trip.

  25. Abby says:

    Thank you for putting me in touch with Craftsy site – also would love to win the AAQ tickets.

  26. Rosemary says:

    It would be really nice to get tickets for this event. This is the first I have heard of it, and it sounds great!

  27. Leann Lilly says:

    How awsome would it be for me to win these tickets since Aug 6th is my 33rd birthday!!!!!!

  28. Lesley Maple says:

    Would love to win tickets for this.

  29. kelly says:

    i am autistic high function and was told i could never learn to quilt – a friend 5 yrs ago taught me to do crazy strip quilts – i make bags and pillowcases now as well its fun to put many different colors together – and make people smile at the same time would love to win these tickets to take her to show how thankful i am she believed in me