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

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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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UPCOMING TALKS

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

Wednesday, July 10, 2pm EDT  
Topic TBA
Presented by: International Quilt Museum

Wednesday, July 17, 2pm EDT (Register now
Presentation by the 2024 Ardis James QSOS Scholars
Presented by: Quilt Alliance

Join the Quilt Alliance on Wednesday, July 17, 2024 at 2pm EDT for presentations by the 2024 Ardis James QSOS Scholars.

Ashley Jane Lewis, Carey Flack and Stephanie Dyke will present educational and creative projects that use the Quilters’ Save Our Stories archive of more than 1,200 recorded oral histories with quiltmakers.

Ashley Jane Lewis and Carey Flack of Technologies of Black Care Collective will talk about MEMORY PATTERN, a collaborative 4 week quilting project in tribute to Black textile communities of the past, present and future. Facilitated by artist, archivist and speculative design duo Lewis and Flack, thirty selected participants met weekly on Zoom to co-create a cross-national quilt while ruminating on the oral and written history of Daughters of Dorcas, the oldest Black quilt guild in North America. MEMORY PATTERN drew especially on excerpts from the 2002 QSOS interview with Viola Canady.

Stephanie Dyke’s project dovetails with her recent work studying Dr. William Rush Dunton Jr.’s quilt collection, and use of handcraft as occupational therapy for his mentally ill patients in the early- and mid-1900s. She will share a 3-dimensional, multimedia, quilted piece which utilizes snippets of the QSOS interviews, as well as other collected interviews. The goal of the artwork and its accompanying media is to highlight the effectiveness of handwork in managing mental and emotional health, as well as educating and inspiring current and future needleworkers. Stephanie’s project uses QSOS excerpts focused on how quilting helps interviewees through difficult times, such as illness or grief.

Wednesday, July 24, 2pm EDT (Register now
Greg Climer – Quilted Animation and “Impossible” Projects
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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