Sew Good: IIDA NY’s Sustainable Quilt Auction

On February 20th, industry professionals joined together for IIDA NY’s 6th Annual Sustainable Quilt Auction. Local design firms  joined together to create one-of-a-kind quilts made from discarded materials and fabrics from the industry. Guests were able to bid on the quilts throughout the evening, and proceeds from the event were given to Fiver Children’s Foundation, a youth development program for children in underserved communities.

The participating teams included: Perkins+Will; Gensler; G3 Architects with Izzy+ and J+J Flooring Group; IIDA NY; Spacesmith and Davis Brody Bond with Herman Miller and M Moser; Ted Moudis Associates; C3 Designs; and Momentum Group with Kasthall USA and Paoli.

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Contract Associate Editor (right) and Spacesmith Brand Manager Vanessa Paulsen attending the Sustainable Quilt Auction.

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“Yellow Submarine” by Team E The Pepperland Quilters (Momentum Group, Kasthall USA, Paoli ) was inspired the colors and fantasy of the 1968 movie of the same name, which starred The Beatles.

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“Manhattan Sunset” by Team Perkins+Will was inspired by the city grid of New York. View photos of the team making the quilt here

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“72 Lines” by Team G3 (G3 Architects with Izzy+ and J+J Flooring Group) was inspired by a moody seascape, with the blue lines representing water that gradates up to a white sky.

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“Homage to Red & White” by Team IIDA NY was inspired by a collection of quilts by Joanna S. Rose featured in an exhibit at the American Museum of Folk Art.

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“The Lady Hangs it All” by Team tEames Liberty (Spacesmith, Davis Brody Bond, Herman Miller, M Moser) is a bold and graphic pop culture homage to New York City.

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“Peacock in Blue” by Team Ted Moudis Associates was inspired by Gustav Klimts patterned murals and embroidered with silver thread. The quilt celebrated the life of former coworker Lillian Kim, whose personality and style were the inspiration for the peacock.

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“Coney Island Tille” by Team C3 Designs is based on the iconic image of Coney Island promoter George Tilyou.

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“New York State of Mind” by Team Skyscrapers features hand-embellished fabrics to create the skyline of New York.

All photos by Kristina Buller, Courtesy of IIDA NY

 

 

 

 

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