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)
We recently featured a Textile Talks from the International Quilt Museum discussing the evolution of Abstract design in quilts over the previous fifty years. Today we'd like to go more in depth with that exhibit, called the single most influential quilt exhibition ever, when the Whitney Museum of Arts covered its walls with antique quilts in 1971 and its current revival in 2021.
Join Dr. Nithikul Nimkulrat, Olivia Valentine, Lee Jones, along with moderator Khadija Aziz, today as they consider how hand and machine contribute to the potential of crafts in a discussion on crafting with technology.
The International Quilt Museum presents Abstract Design in American Quilts at 50: Raising the Profile with Dr. Jonathan Gregory and moderator Marin Hanson. Watch as Dr. Gregory and Marin discuss the evolution of Abstract design in quilts over the previous fifty years as they view a number of very interesting quilts.
Join San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles for a conversation with Helen Remick and Samantha Shorey, key members of the NASA-inspired Core Memory Quilt project for a Textile Talk!
"Vivian Tumelson is an 87-year-old quilt maker who lives in Blanchard, Oklahoma. She’s been making quilts her whole life, but since retiring in 1989, making quilts has become something of a full-time job."
Last month featured a fascinating Textile Talks discussion between celebrated quilt historian Barbara Brackman and host Janneken Smucker about researching quilt history. Come along and see what they had to share with each other.