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stitches of love

A special reception hosted by KnOllTextiles and Milliken

September 26, 2019 6:00pm-8:00PM

 

The reception

KnollTextiles and Milliken cordially invite you to a special reception to support the Love Quilt Project. Please join us during New York Textile Month as we celebrate how textiles can bring the world closer together. All proceeds will benefit The Love Quilt Project, a non-profit organization that connects children in the US and South Africa who have been affected by the HIV/AIDS pandemic. The organization also offers financial assistance to fund the cost of sending these children to school to brighten their lives and provide valuable skills for long-term support.

We look forward to a wonderful evening filled with South African wine & cuisine, music, and a special VIP reception. Trend Forecaster Li Edelkoort will be our keynote speaker and Actor & Singer Patrick Wilson will sing a Broadway song. Guests will be able to help us create a special Love Quilt to be sent to a vulnerable child in South Africa. And many of the handmade quilts filled with messages of love created by the children will be on display, too!

 

special Guests

Trend Forecaster Li Edelkoort
Actor & Singer Patrick Wilson

Venue

Knoll Showroom
1330 Avenue of the Americas New York, NY

 

 

Save the date

September 26, 2019

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

VIP Reception at 5:30 PM

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sponsorship opportunities

CALICO SPONSOR - $5,000

Four (4) guests invited to attend the VIP Reception

Eight (8) guests invited to attend the Stitches of Love General Reception

Photo opportunity with the keynote speaker at the VIP Reception

Recognition as sponsor in event program

Recognition on The Love Quilt Project website with direct link to your website

Press Release mention for supporting The Love Quilt Project Stitches of Love Reception

Acknowledgement in The Love Quilt Project Annual Report

COTTON SPONSOR - $2,500

Three (3) guests invited to attend the VIP Reception

Six (6) guests invited to attend the Stitches of Love General Reception

Photo opportunity with the keynote speaker at the VIP Reception

Recognition as sponsor in event program

Recognition on The Love Quilt Project website with direct link to your website

Press Release mention for supporting The Love Quilt Project Stitches of Love Reception

TWILL SPONSOR - $1,000

Two (2) guests invited to attend the VIP Reception

Four (4) guests invited to the Stitches of Love General Reception

Recognition as sponsor in event program

VIP TICKET - $500

Two (2) tickets to the Stitches of Love VIP Reception

COUPLES TICKETS - $200

Two (2) tickets to the Stitches of Love General Reception

INDIVIDUAL TICKET - $100

One (1) ticket to the Stitches of Love General Reception

 

GUESTS

 

Performers

 
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Sharon Katz & the Peace train

Sharon Katz has thrilled audiences with the unstoppable beat and amazing harmonies of South African music and dance. Joined by Nonhlanhla Wanda, who co-founded The Peace Train, she will perform many of the songs that helped heal South Africans since the end of Apartheid.

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Brooklyn Harmonics Teens

This teen singing ensemble performs music across the genres of pop, rock, jazz and world music under the direction of Jeff Klitz, celebrated Broadway music director and vocal arranger. With unique harmonies and original arrangements, they will perform several songs to send love and understanding to the children of South Africa.

 

Sponsors

 

event leadership

CHAIR
Gretchen Ginnerty

CO-CHAIRS
Dorothy Cosonas
LeAnne Flack
Caroline Olliver

HOST COMMITTEE
Dori Azoulay
Ed Cousineau
Debi Droke 
Chloe Sos
Patrick Wilson

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ABOUT US

The Love Quilt Project builds relationships between South African and American children through education that teaches kindness, tolerance, and compassion to both groups. The children express what they have learned by drawing messages of love on small fabric squares that are stitched into quilts and distributed to individual children in South Africa’s hardest hit communities and to American children living in poverty many of whom have been affected by HIV/AIDS. The children who receive a Love Quilt are not only wrapped with the warmth of the blanket but also feel the support through the beautiful messages that have been stitched into their quilt. This psychological “hug” that the child feels knowing this quilt is only for them is priceless.

For each South African child who receives a quilt, a donation is made to help support their primary school education needs. Giving a South African child the emotional support of their Love quilt and providing the necessary education fees are both critical to accomplishing the mission of LQP.

Stitches of Love will celebrate the thousands of children we have reached while raising the necessary funds to provide the programs to more vulnerable American and South African children.