The Quilt Alliance is excited to join with three 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, September 27, 2pm EDT (Register now
Quilters Take a Moment: Then & Now
Presented by: Quilt Alliance

In this Textile Talk, attendees will sample programming from the last three years of Quilt Alliance’s annual virtual event Quilters Take a Moment. Watch excerpts of Quilters’ Save Our Stories oral history interviews with two accomplished and celebrated quilt artists: Dindga McCannon and Carla Hemlock. Watch Go Tell It! interviews with quilt collectors and museum curators about lesser-known gems in their collections. We’ll also show excerpts from a panel discussion about what it means to be a Quilt Keeper today. Quilt Alliance staff will end the program with a sneak peak of this year’s event–nine workshops over three days to help you step up your quilt documentation game, from photography to writing to labeling and record keeping.

Wednesday, October 4, 2pm EDT (Register now
Chiaki Dosho: Fiber Art Experiments Over 3 Decades
Presented by: SAQA

Wednesday, October 11, 2pm EDT 
Presented by: Surface Design Association

Wednesday, October 18, 2pm EDT (Register now) 
Alex Anderson & Ricky Tims – Passion for Quilting Becomes a Resource for the Community
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.

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: