On this week's Textile Talk, the Quilt Alliance welcomes HollyAnne Knight, the "founder of String & Story, an online platform for learning free motion quilting and other machine quilting skills" for a conversation "about technology, the evolution of HollyAnne's career, and of course, quilts!" Register today and watch when this episode airs thisWednesday, August 3, 2022, at 2 PM EDT.
The Textile Talk this week centers on the Legacy quilt, made to "tell the story of 400 years of Black Culinary Icons." Hear how the vision for this beautiful and quite large (14’ x 30’) quilt was brought to life. Register today and watch when this episode airs thisWednesday, July 27, 2022, at 2 PM EDT.
Discussing artwork featured in the Schweinfurth Art Center's exhibition, this week's Textile Talks gathers Excellence in Fibers artists, Adrienne Sloane, Tony Williams, and Gray Caskey for a conversation that provides "a snapshot of the current landscape of American culture." Register today and watch when this episode airs this Wednesday, July 20, 2022, at 2 PM EDT.
This Wednesday's Textile Talk will be a conversation between three of the artists featured in SAQA's upcoming SAQA Global Exhibition Haven, the premise of which is, "All living creatures need a safe place to heal, regroup, rest, or retreat. Do you nurture your loved ones in a special place? Do you create a haven for others in need? What is your haven?"Register today and watch when this episode airs this Wednesday, July 6, 2022, at 2 PM EDT.
In this week's Textile Talk, listen to some award-winning quilters from the FUTURE TENSE 2022 exhibition speak on the "future of contemporary fibers by presenting the very best work being made by students in the field today." Register today and watch when this episode airs this Wednesday, June 29, 2022, at 2 PM EDT.
Join SAQA for an exciting look at the upcoming virtual Sustaining Through Quiltmaking exhibit that will be coming to Quilters Take a Moment later this year in this Textile Talk. Register today and watch when this episode airs this Wednesday, June 22, 2022, at 2 PM EDT.
"During the April 2022 AQS QuiltWeek event in Paducah, KY, AccuQuilt Cutting Expert, Pam Heller, was able to visit the Flood Wall and speak with the lead project artist, Char Downs." Char is responsible for painting the quilt mural on the Flood Wall, with hopes to have the entire wall covered in painted quilt murals.
"My special guest is Alex Anderson! Laughter is plentiful in this in-depth interview with the one and only Sweetheart of Quilting. OK yes, there are many sweethearts in quilting, but Alex has risen to the top for decades with her caring, happy demeanour and this interview "simply" makes my heart sing. That's an old school pun on her first show." - Quilter on Fire
That's right, Textile Talks is having its 100th episode. To celebrate the occasion, they are turning the mic over to their sponsors and other members of the quilting world to learn how Textile Talks has made a difference over the last two years worth of shows. The 100th episode airs this Wednesday, May 11, 2022, at 2 PM EDT.
In Monday's Newsletter, we featured the brand new Earth Views fabric line from retired astronaut Karen Nyberg. Get to know Karen, the artist, mathematician, and astronaut extraordinaire, a little more from her Quilters Save Our Stories (QSOS) Interview with Chawne Kimber.
The San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles presents a Textile Talk with Alexander Hernandez on Wednesday, April 27, 2022, at 2 PM EST. Join them for a discussion on Alex's recent work as the inaugural Artist in Residence at NUMU, highlighting his experimental approach to textiles with non-traditional materials and techniques such as spray paint, found objects, and accentuation of rips, stains, and loose threads.
Ian Berry, the Da Vinici of Denim, has taken time out of his busy schedule to discuss his work with SAQA and Textile Talks. You've most likely seen some of Ian's work, creating beautiful landscapes, portraits, and even his own living room, exclusively out of denim. Hear what he has to say about his process and be inspired.
Join SAQA and the Quilt Alliance for a Quilters’ Save Our Stories (QSOS) interview with Pat Sloan and Frances O’Roark Dowell for the historic QSOS oral history collection. This Textile Talks takes place TODAY, Wednesday, March 30, 2022 at 2:00 PM Eastern Time and will be recorded for later viewing.
During Friday's LIVE broadcast we experienced some technical issues on our end and viewers were not able to fully enjoy Alex's talk with Ukrainian quilter Olesya Lebedenko. Now, watch the full uninterrupted interview and discover Olesya's love of art and creating. And after that, Alex shares some "Show & Tell" from viewers.
The Quilt Alliance's next Textile Talk is a collaboration with Quiltfolk! Join them on Wednesday, February 16, 2022 at 2pm EST for a fascinating panel discussion about Baltimore Album Quilts entitled The Mysteries of Baltimore Album Quilts: 4 panelists = 100 Years of Obsession, moderated by Meg Cox.
The Quilt Alliance has conducted a brand new Quilters Save Our Stories (QSOS) interview as a part of the Textile Talks series with Bets Ramsey, 98-year-old quiltmaker, writer, curator, educator and 2005 Quilters Hall of Fame honoree. Merikay Waldvogel was the interviewer. Bets is best known for her documentation, teaching and curating work, but Merikay’s interview reveals what an accomplished and prolific artist Bets is (still).
The San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles recently featured a Textile Talk with California artists, including Alice Beasley, Susan Else, and the Pixeladies, featured in the Layered & Stitched!: 50 Years of Innovative Art. Watch the informative discussion between the quilters, and then get a glimpse of some of their work featured in the exhibit.
Join Jennifer Swope, David and Roberta Logie Associate Curator of Textile and Fashion Arts, for a virtual discussion of Fabric of a Nation: American Quilt Stories, currently on view at the Museum of Fine Arts (MFA) Boston through January 17, 2022. Spanning more than 300 years, the 50+ quilts featured in this groundbreaking exhibition express the personal narratives of their makers and owners and connect to broader stories of global trade, immigration, industry, marginalization, and territorial and cultural expansion.
Enjoy a virtual tour and talk with Victoria Findlay Wolfe about her new exhibition, Victoria Findlay Wolfe: Now & Then, Playing with Purpose at the Wisconsin Museum of Quilts & Fiber Arts. See the 33 quilts on display, including the 14 new quilts she made over the past year, which have never been exhibited before. Hear about her process, the meaning behind her quilts, as well as her newest creations.
Join San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles for a conversation with international artists featured in the Layered & Stitched: 50 Years of Innovative Art exhibit in an upcoming Textile Talk this October.
(Quilt: Star by Leslie Gabrielse, 2000)