I have been a huge Project Runway fan from the very beginning — I remember a gaggle of us getting together in college on Wednesday nights for nachos and our Tim Gunn fix. “Make it work, people!”
Jay McCarroll, the winner of season one, has always been one of my favorite designers to come out of the show. Remember the headphones for the final runway show? As a knitter, I was tickled that he incorporated serious knitwear into his final collection. That blue sweater was to die for!
Since his stint on PR ended, Jay has embarked on a number of endeavors, but the nearest and dearest to my heart have been his lines of quilting fabric. Imagine my excitement when it was announced at the May Philly Modern Quilt Guild meeting that Jay would be coming to speak on June 21st! (Seriously, I think I squealed out loud in front of everyone. Embarrassing…)
He is coming to promote his newest line of quilting fabric — Habitat — and to launch a nationwide Modern Quilt Guild challenge. How gorgeous is this collection?!
For more details, check out the PMQG post here. Seats are limited, so if you’re in the Philly area and you would like to see Jay speak, you need to contact the guild. Blogging Project Runway also made mention of Jay’s visit!