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 held online at 2 pm Eastern / 11am Pacific US and Canada each Wednesday and last approximately one hour. Time zone converter


All talks are recorded – almost 200 are available! Looking for a particular topic or just want to explore? Check out our online index to search and filter previous Textile Talks. Please note that content in Textile Talks presentations is intended for personal educational and inspirational purposes.

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Wednesday, May 15, 2pm EDT (Register now)   
Japanese Quiltmakers: An Oral History Project
Presented by: International Quilt Museum

Wednesday, May 22, 2pm EDT (Register now
Phyllis Michael Wong: The Gossard Girls and Their Quilts, Artifacts of History
Presented by: Quilt Alliance

Join the Quilt Alliance when we host Phyllis Michael Wong, author of We Kept Our Towns Going: The Gossard Girls of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Her 2023 award-winning book tells this seminal history through the voices of 100 women, assembly line workers who made bras, corsets and girdles. Their collective stories stitch together a fascinating history spanning almost 6 decades (1920-1976) including the creation of quilts from factory remnants. Phyllis will share images and stories from her research including the heart-warming story of the Gossard memorial quilt project.

Wednesday, May 29, 2pm EDT (Register now
Textiles in 3D with Salley Mavor, Barbara Schneider, and Jean Sredl
Presented by: SAQA

Wednesday, June 5, 2pm EDT 
Topic TBA
Presented by: Surface Design Association

Wednesday, June 12, 2pm EDT 
Topic TBA
Presented by: International Quilt Museum

Wednesday, June 19, 2pm EDT (Register now
Artist Panel Discussion: Juneteenth Reflections
Presented by: Quilt Alliance

Join us for a panel discussion led by Dr. Carolyn L. Mazloomi, artist and founder of the Women of Color Quilters Network. Artists LMerchie Frazier, Ed Johnetta Miller and Lauren Alisa Austin will show samples of their work and talk about their experience as featured artists in the exhibition Mazloomi curated “And Still We Rise: Race, Culture and Visual Conversations.”

Wednesday, June 26, 2pm EDT (Register now
Art for Earth’s Sake with Natalya Khorover
Presented by: SAQA

Wednesday, July 3, 2pm EDT (Register now
Conversations with the Artists: StitchPunk
Presented by: SAQA

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.

Authorized mailing list for the Navajo Quilt Project

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.

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Recordings of Textile Talks presented by the Quilt Alliance

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