The Quilt Alliance is excited to join with five other fiber organizations to present “Textile Talks”, a virtual lecture series you can enjoy from home.

“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 presented live on Zoom at 2 p.m. Eastern (adjust for your time zone) each Wednesday.

Preregistration is required and recordings for all past Textile Talks are available here.

Interested in supporting Textile Talks?
Please make a donation to help defray costs for the participating organizations.

Upcoming Textile Talks

Wednesday, Feb. 1   Labeling and Documenting Anonymous Quilts (Register now)
Join us for a panel discussion about the conundrum of how to label and document quilts with no name or known provenance. Members from the Know-It-Alls group of quilt historians, Alden O’Brien, Lynne Bassett and Julie Silber, will join moderator Meg Cox to share the history of quilt labeling or marking and offer some advise for documenting these untagged textiles.

Wednesday, February 8, 2pm EST (Register now)
Black at Work: Engaging Youth through Textiles and Artmaking
Presented by: International Quilt Museum

Wednesday, February 22, 2pm EST
Quilters’ Save Our Stories (QSOS) Interview with Carole Lyles Shaw
Presented by: Quilt Alliance

Wednesday, March 15, 2pm EST
QSOS Interview with Jen Hewett (Jen Hewett) conducted by Lisa Woolfork (Black Women Stitch)
Presented by: Quilt Alliance

Resources for past QA Textile Talks

Looking for a particular topic or just want to explore? Check out our new online index to search and filter previous Textile Talks.

Baltimore Album Quilt resource guide mentioned during the Feb. 16 Textile Talk.

Ceci Lewis’s Reading List for the May 4 Textile Talk.

Textile Talk Sponsors

Thank you to our generous sponsors for underwriting the Textile Talks series.

Platinum Level Sponsor:
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Silver Level Sponsors:
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Recordings of Textile Talks presented by the Quilt Alliance

Textile Talks is brought to you by: