Textile Talks

Online Presentations


Textile Talks

Textile Talks features weekly presentations and panel discussions from the International Quilt Museum, the Modern Quilt Guild, Quilt Alliance, San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles, Studio Art Quilt Associates, and Surface Design Association. The programs are held online at 2 pm Eastern (11 am Pacific) each Wednesday and last approximately one hour. Preregistration is required and recordings are available. Content in Textile Talks presentations is intended for personal educational and inspirational purposes. If you would like to use a presentation for a group, please contact the presenting organization.

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Upcoming Schedule:

Wednesday, September 22, 2pm EDT (Register now)
QSOS Interview with Karen Nyberg conducted by Chawne Kimber
Presented by: Quilt Alliance

Wednesday, September 29, 2pm EDT (Register now)
Demystifying and Democratizing Craft Collecting with the James Renwick Alliance for Craft
Presented by: Surface Design Association

Wednesday, October 6, 2pm EDT  (Register now)
Conversations with the Artists: Microscape
Presented by: SAQA

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Available Videos
Conversations with the Artists

Join artists Jim Hay, Rivka Hamdani, and Connie Rohman for an hour of art and conversation. These exhibiting artists from SAQA Global Exhibition Connections will share their art, process, and inspiration followed by a Q&A session moderated by Martha Sielman...

Conversations with the Artists
In this Textile Talk, we'll be hearing from exhibiting artists Valerie Goodwin, Michael James, and Katie Pasquini Masopust about their work, process, and inspiration.
Conversations with the Artists

Join us for artist talks with three exhibiting artists from SAQA Global Exhibition Light the World. We'll be hearing from Maya Chaimovich, Ruby Horansky, and Lena Meszaros about their work.

Light is our primary tool for perceiving and understanding...

Conversations with the Artists

Join us for artist talks with three exhibiting artists from SAQA Global Exhibition Primal Forces: Earth. We'll be hearing from Paula Rafferty, Kit Vincent, and Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry about their work.

Primal Forces: Earth is the first in a...

Conversations with the Artists
This panel of fiber artists from SAQA Global Exhibition 3D Expression spoke about creating 3D art quilts. Artists included Shannon Dion, Judy Martin, Betty Busby, and Patty Kennedy-Zafred.
Conversations with the Artists
Selected fiber artists from SAQA Global Exhibition Aloft, Kestrel Michaud, Victoria Carley, Dan Olfe, and Hildegard Mueller told us about their artistic process and the inspiration behind their work in a panel discussion.
Conversations with the Artists

We had a great time talking with selected artists from SAQA Global Exhibition Beyond the Mirror. We heard from Bobbi Baugh, Al Krueger, Fuzzy Mall, and Katherine Wilson about their work, process, and inspiration. In this digital age, we cannot escape...

Conversations with the Artists

We had a great time talking with selected artists from SAQA Global Exhibition Ebb & Flow. We heard from Meredith R Grimsley, Carol Anne Grotrian, Marisa Márquez, and Lynne Seaman about their work, process, and inspiration. Many things in life and...

Conversations with the Artists
This Textile Talk included artists from the SAQA Global Exhibition Musica!, moderated by Rachael Baar, Museum Curator of the National Quilt Museum. Our participating artists were Susan Bianchi, Sarah Entsminger, Susan Sherman, and Carolyn Skei.
Conversations with the Artists

SAQA Global Exhibition Opposites Attract explores contradictions and affinities: Yin and Yang, the irresistible force versus the immovable object, black and white, and other types of opposites. We had a great time talking to exhibiting artists Claire Passmore, Maria Shell, Maggie...

Conversations with the Artists

Our lives are measured in seasons. Not just the familiar quarterly divisions of a year: spring, summer, fall, and winter, but with each new day we move among a variety of seasons. Some seasons have no set time of arrival...

Conversations with the Artists

Repurposing used materials is one of the most effective solutions there is to deal with today's environmentally devastating waste issues. Fiber art also has a rich tradition of incorporating elements that would otherwise be discarded by turning them into compelling...

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