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Textile Talks: The Space Between - A Conversation with Rachel Hayes​, presented by International Quilt Museum

Presented by the International Quilt Museum"Join us for a special Textile Talk with Tulsa-based textile artist Rachel Hayes! Hayes will give a behind-the-scenes tour of her studio and discuss her career and latest installation — a colorful, aerial textile sculpture at the International Quilt Museum." Register today and watch when this episode airs this Wednesday, July 10, 2024, at 2 PM EDT.

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Textile Talks: Conversations with the Artists - StitchPunk, presented by SAQA

Presented by SAQA"Join us for a discussion with three artists from SAQA Global Exhibition StitchPunk! From hoverboard cozies to steampunk goddesses, the artists in this exhibition bring us into their imagined futures. Our presenting artists are Shannon ConleyKate Crossley, and Lauryl Rose.​" Register today and watch when this episode airs this Wednesday, July 3, 2024, at 2 PM EDT.

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Textile Talks: Art for Earth’s Sake with Natalya Khorover, presented by SAQA

Presented by SAQA​"Natalya Khorover is motivated by plastic pollution and overconsumption. She strives to use materials that would be condemned to the landfill and uses stitching and sewing to bring her artwork to life. Let’s talk about how to start creating a brand new artwork and exploring working in a series. There are so many approaches to this for traditional artists, but what if you are a repurposed media artist like us? What can help you start off on the right foot?" Register today and watch when this episode airs this Wednesday, June 26, 2024, at 2 PM EDT.

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Textile Talks: Artist Panel Discussion - Juneteenth Reflections​​, presented by Quilt Alliance

Presented by the Quilt Alliance​"Join us on Wednesday, June 19 (Juneteenth) at 2pm EDT for a panel discussion led by Dr. Carolyn L. Mazloomi, artist and founder of the Women of Color Quilters Network. Artists L'Merchie FrazierEd 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.”​" Register today and watch when this episode airs this Wednesday, June 19, 2024, at 2 PM EDT.

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Textile Talks: Teri Walker - The Power of Political Messaging in Activist Quilts​​, presented by International Quilt Museum

Presented by the International Quilt Museum​"Join the International Quilt Museum for a special Textile Talk on June 12 with Teri Walker! An author and professor of political science at Elmhurst University, Walker will be sharing research on the unique political power of quilted messages. Learn what motivates quilt activists and the impact of their work.​​" Register today and watch when this episode airs this Wednesday, June 12, 2024, at 2 PM EDT.

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Textile Talks: Sound Made Tactile - At the Intersection of Textiles and Science​, presented by Surface Design Association

Presented by the Surface Design Association​"Join us as we explore the cross-disciplinary possibilities of acoustics and textiles with Judit Eszter Kárpáti, PhD, Esteban de la Torre of EJTECH, and Lindsay Olson. EJTECH is an artist duo working with sound, space, light, and time as material building blocks to draw connections between technology and the human body. Lindsay Olson creates artwork inspired by science and technology and was the resident artist aboard the marine Research Vessel Endeavor. All three artists create innovative work that push the boundaries of textiles and offer new ways of understanding the connections between art and science.​" Register today and watch when this episode airs this Wednesday, June 5, 2024, at 2 PM EDT.

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Textile Talks: Textiles in 3D with Salley Mavor, Barbara Schneider, and Jean Sredl​​, presented by SAQA

Presented by SAQA"Join us for an engaging discussion with three artists creating with fiber in 3D! Salley Mavor will discuss her journey as an artist who tells stories with sculptural needlework. The presentation will cover various creative endeavors, including picture book illustration, doll-making, and stop-motion animation. She will touch on her search for more meaning in her work.​" This, plus Barbara Schneider's "Leaves and Forest Floor" series, and Jean Sredl​ on using upcycled materials​. Register today and watch when this episode airs this Wednesday, May 29, 2024, at 2 PM EDT.

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Textile Talks: Phyllis Michael Wong - The Gossard Girls and Their Quilts, Artifacts of History​, presented by Quilt Alliance

Presented by the Quilt Alliance"Join the Quilt Alliance for Textile Talks on Wed, May 22 at 2pm ET when we host Phyllis Michael Wong, author of We Kept Our Towns Going: The Gossard Girls of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Her 2023 award-winning book tells this seminal history through the voices of 100 women, assembly line workers who made bras, corsets and girdles." Register today and watch when this episode airs this Wednesday, May 22, 2024, at 2 PM EDT.

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Textile Talks: Japanese Quiltmakers - An Oral History Project, presented by International Quilt Museum

Presented by the International Quilt Museum"Join IQM Curator of International Collections Marin Hanson and Saitama University professor Nao Nomura as they present “Japanese Quiltmakers: An Oral History Project” on Textile Talks on May 15.​" Register today and watch when this episode airs this Wednesday, May 15, 2024, at 2 PM EDT.

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Textile Talks: Textiles Highlights from the Collection of the Museum of Arts and Design​​, presented by SAQA

Presented by SAQA​: "This talk presents the evolution of MAD's fiber collection alongside the history of the museum's exhibitions about textiles and fiber art. It will be presented by Elissa Auther, MAD's Deputy Director of Curatorial Affairs and William and Mildred Lasdon Chief Curator." Register today and watch when this episode airs this Wednesday, May 1, 2024, at 2 PM EDT.

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Textile Talks: Spiritual Technology - The Work of Basil Kincaid​​​, presented by International Quilt Museum

Presented by the International Quilt Museum"The International Quilt Museum returns for a second conversation with Basil Kincaid, an American artist who honors and evolves traditional practices through quilting, collaging, photography, installation, and performance. The conversation will be led by Dr. Sharbreon Plummer. Dr. Plummer is a strategist, educator, and independent researcher whose work focuses on Southern folkways and Black textile traditions. She is the curator of Of Salt and Spirit (November 2024) and author of Black Quilts: Memory, Methods and Medicine (Chronicle Books, 2026)." Register today and watch when this episode airs this Wednesday, April 17, 2024, at 2 PM EDT.

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SAQA’s 2024 Spotlight Auction

From SAQA: "The Spotlight Auction will be an online event taking place from April 12-20, 2024. You do NOT have to be a SAQA member to participate - bidding is open to anyone! All proceeds will help support SAQA programs." Alex and Ricky both have quilts in the Spotlight Auction this year, and you can sneak a peek at both of them by clicking through.
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Textile Talks: Yoko Sekita’s One-Of-A-Kind Quilt World, presented by SAQA

Presented by SAQA​: "Travel to Yoko Sekita's rich interior world. Interviewed by Naomi Ichikawa, Sekita showcases complex imagined and autobiographical scenes. Images from Japanese culture, Sekita's travels, and children's literature are hidden in the details of her work. The interview is a treasure hunt through these stories, told from the perspective of a former manga artist." Register today and watch when this episode airs this Wednesday, April 3, 2024, at 2 PM EDT.

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Textile Talks: Shift Change - An Interview With Pacific Northwest Quilt & Fiber Arts Museum Curator Brian Nigus by Amy Green​​​, presented by Quilt Alliance

Presented by the Quilt Alliance"The interview will feature highlights from Brian’s new exhibit at the Pacific Northwest Quilt & Fiber Arts Museum and a short dive into his thought process behind this very successful show." Register today and watch when this episode airs this Wednesday, March 27, 2024, at 2 PM EDT.

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Textile Talks: Art Cloth Network - Sharing a Passion for Cloth as Art Form​​, presented by SAQA

Presented by SAQA"Get to know the Art Cloth Network, a diverse group of professional artists from the United States and Canada who have come together with a common goal: to promote the medium of cloth as an art form and share it with others. Each of its members brings a personal vision and sensibility to their cloth while benefiting from the supportive community of the group. These leading-edge textile artists bring exciting new perspectives and showcase a wide range of techniques to manipulate their medium.​" Register today and watch when this episode airs this Wednesday, March 6, 2024, at 2 PM EDT.

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Textile Talks: browngrotta arts Contemporary Art Gallery​​​​​, presented by SAQA

Presented by SAQA​, "For over 30 years, browngrotta arts has advanced the field of contemporary art by exhibiting renowned artists from the US and abroad. Their gallery showcases art textiles and unique sculptural, ceramic, and mixed media works with an emphasis on concepts supported by technique." Register today and watch when this episode airs this Wednesday, February 7, 2024, at 2 PM EDT.

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2024 SAQA Virtual Conference: Plurality and Heritage

The SAQA conference Plurality and Heritage will be held online from April 12-20, 2024. This unique event will focus on fiber art and artists creating in Europe and the Middle East. Keynote speakers include Kinga Földi and Susie Koren, along with speakers from many other countries. Register by January 31, 2024 for SAQA member early bird discount, afterwards the member rate goes up.

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Textile Talks: Cindy Grisdela Abstractions in Color at the Virginia Quilt Museum​, presented by SAQA

Presented by the SAQA"Join Cindy Grisdela to explore her solo show "Abstractions in Color" on display at the Virginia Quilt Museum. Cindy will be joined by VQM Executive Director Alicia Thomas to discuss how Cindy's work has evolved over time and what has influenced her work. Viewers will enjoy a short video walk through of the exhibition along with detailed photos of pieces included in the exhibition." Register today and watch when this episode airs this Wednesday, January 10, 2024, at 2 PM EDT.

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Textile Talks: Allyson Allen - Censorship vs Artistic Expression​, presented SAQA

Presented by the SAQA"Have you ever created a piece that captured an emotion or opinion you felt strongly about, only to be told it's too edgy or controversial? Do you struggle with watering down the context of your work, hoping for more widespread appeal? If so, you might be compromising your artistic expression and caving into censorship instead of using your unique voice to convey your passion. We'll talk about creating work that represents what's important to you as an artist and which venues are appropriate for which types of work.​" Register today and watch when this episode airs this Wednesday, December 6, 2023, at 2 PM EDT.

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Textile Talks: Learn & Make with SDA! 2024 Sneak Peek, presented by Surface Design Association

Presented by the Surface Design Association (SDA)"From basketry to natural pigments and from recycled materials to the latest technologies, the Surface Design Association (SDA) is proud to present our 2024 online workshop series! Get a sneak peek from our workshop instructors and learn more about their personal art practices." Register today and watch when this episode airs this Wednesday, November 29, 2023, at 2 PM EDT.

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