Textile Talks

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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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Next Talk:
September 30: We Are the Story Panel Discussion (Quilt Alliance)

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  • April 29: Studio Art Quilt Associates: Conversations with the Artists - 3D Expression 
  • May 6: International Quilt Museum: Cultivating Culture: Botany, Gardening, and Nineteenth Century American Quilts, presented by Carolyn Ducey, Curator of Collections 
  • May 13: San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles: Fashion and Anti-Fashion: Reflections on Artwear, presented by Melissa Leventon, Principal of Curatrix Group Museum Consultants and Appraisers
  • May 20: The Modern Quilt Guild: Celebrating Modern Together, presented by Alissa Haight Carlton, Jacquie Gering, and Heather Kinion
  • May 27: Quilt Alliance: The Back Story: Go Tell It at the Quilt Show! and the Secret Lives of Quilts
  • June 3: Surface Design Association (postponed)
  • June 10: Studio Art Quilt Associates: Conversations with the Artists - Musica!
  • June 17: International Quilt Museum: Quilts in Common: What Can We Learn from World Quilts?
  • June 24: San Jose Museum of Quilts & TextilesThe California Art Quilt Revolution: From the Summer of Love to the New Millennium 
  • July 1: The Modern Quilt GuildReflecting on Modern: A Retrospective Chat about QuiltCon Winners
  • July 8: Quilt AllianceQuilts & Writing: a Panel Discussion
  • July 15: Surface Design AssociationWomen Against the Machine: Craft, Design and the Exploitation of Female Labor
  • July 22: Studio Art Quilt Associates: Conversations with the Artists - Aloft 
  • July 29: International Quilt Museum: Care and Conservation: Behind the Scenes at the International Quilt Museum
  • August 5: San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles: Tribute to the Civil Rights Movement: Quilted Swing Coats by Patricia Montgomery
  • August 12: The Modern Quilt GuildFinding my Way Back Home - A Textile Odyssey
  • August 19Quilt Alliance: Studio Tours
  • August 26: Surface Design Association25 Million Stitches: One Stitch, One Refugee
  • September 2: Studio Art Quilts Associates: Conversations with the Artists: Opposites Attract
  • September 9:  International Quilt Museum: Cloth Constructions with Carolyn Ducey and David Hornung
  • September 16: San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles: “Women's Suffrage--It's Complicated!" Contemporary Artists Re-Examine the Suffrage Movement
  • September 23: Surface Design Association: The Potential of Paper: Fiber Artists, Papermakers & Sculptural Form A Conversation with Mary Hark, Jocelyn Chateauvert, and Fafnir Adamites
  • September 30: Quilt Alliance: We Are the Story Panel Discussion
Available Videos
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
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.

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