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, Quilt Alliance, 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, June 7, 2pm EDT (Register now)
Thomas Knauer–Letters, Numbers, Words, and Sentences
Presented by: Quilt Alliance

This talk will explore some implications and possibilities of placing text on quilts. From historical precedents to contemporary practices, this talk will examine what it means to speak/write through the medium of quiltmaking and how words on quilts create voices unique to quilting, distinct from other more typical materials.

Wednesday, June 14, 2pm EDT (Register now)
Emerging Materials – Biotextiles (Fashion Institute of Technology)
Presented by: SAQA

Wednesday, June 21, 2pm EDT (Register now)
Safekeeping: SDA’s Member Exhibition with Juror Anita Fields
Presented by: Surface Design Association

Wednesday, June 28, 2pm EDT (Register now
Art Evolved: Intertwined–Basketry and Art Quilts in Conversation
Presented by: SAQA and National Basketry Organization

Wednesday, July 5, 2pm EDT (Register now
Placemaking: Quilts and the Creation of Special Spaces
Presented by: International Quilt Museum

Wednesday, July 12, 2pm EDT (Register now
Akiko Ike: Boro Chiku-Chiku
Presented by: SAQA and Wisconsin Museum of Quilts & Fiber Arts

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.

Labeling and Documenting Anonymous Quilts, Feb. 1, 2023

Baltimore Album Quilt resource guide mentioned during the Feb. 16, 2022 Textile Talk.

Ceci Lewis’s Reading List for the May 4, 2022 Textile Talk.

Textile Talk Sponsors

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

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Recordings of Textile Talks presented by the Quilt Alliance

Textile Talks is brought to you by: