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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 will be held online at 2 p.m. Eastern (adjust for your time zone) each Wednesday April 29-June 3.

The lectures will be presented live on Zoom with recordings published on each organization’s Facebook page later. Follow each organization’s page for updates on each of these exciting presentations.

Program schedule

Click on the current week’s link to register and past week’s links to watch a recording of that presentation.

May 27 at 2pm EDT, the Quilt Alliance presents: The Back Story: Go Tell It at the Quilt Show! and the Secret Lives of Quilts

Susannah Pullen’s 1863 Civil War Quilt, National Museum of American History

Stills from Go Tell It! the video

Behind every quilt, there’s a story–sometimes more than one! The Quilt Alliance’s mission is to document, preserve, and share those stories. Join Project Manager Emma Parker for a talk about one historic American quilt’s backstory, and why quilt documentation matters. She will share examples drawn from the Quilt Alliance’s oral history video project, Go Tell It at the Quilt Show!, and tell you how to document your own quilt’s important story. Alliance director Amy Milne will introduce Emma and share three key steps that every quilt owner should take to help us achieve this vision: No More Anonymous Quilts.


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