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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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Textile Talks: Smithsonian American Art Museum’s Renwick Gallery - Subversive, Skilled, Sublime - Fiber Art by Women, presented SAQA

Presented by the SAQA"Mary Savig will provide a sneak peek at the Renwick Gallery's upcoming exhibition, Subversive, Skilled, Sublime: Fiber Art by Women. This project draws on archival and oral history recordings to amplify the voices and personal backstories of participating artists. All artworks are from the permanent collection of the Smithsonian American Art Museum and Renwick Gallery. Along those lines, Savig will also share details of some major new acquisitions." Register today and watch when this episode airs this Wednesday, November 15, 2023, at 2 PM EDT.

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Textile Talks: QSOS Interview with Casey Engel Conducted by Kimberly English, presented by Quilt Alliance

Presented by the Quilt Alliance"Join us for an oral history interview with quiltmaker Casey Engel conducted by fellow artist Kimberly English for the Quilters’ S.O.S. – Save Our Stories project (QSOS)." Register today and watch when this episode airs this Wednesday, November 8, 2023, at 2 PM EDT.

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Textile Talks: Made With a Wink - Play and Wonder in the Art of Paula Wilson, presented by Surface Design Association and Tang Museum

Presented by the Surface Design Association and Tang Museum"Join Tang Museum Associate Curator Rebecca McNamara as she presents on the art and life of Paula Wilson, whose exhibition “Paula Wilson: Toward the Sky’s Back Door,” is now on view at the Tang Museum at Skidmore College and will travel in spring 2024 to the California African American Museum in Los Angeles." Register today and watch when this episode airs this Wednesday, November 1, 2023, at 2 PM EDT.

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Textile Talks: The Textile Art of Burning Man, presented by International Quilt Museum

Presented by the International Quilt Museum"Artworks are generously incorporated into the legendary Burning Man gathering. While several hundred pieces of art are officially placed by the organization, hundreds more can be found at independent, themed camps strewn across the Nevada desert location. Join IQM Executive Director Leslie Levy and retired Wall Street Journal reporter Meg Cox as they explore the imaginative textile arts of Burning Man, including the textiles used in costumes and festival structures." Register today and watch when this episode airs this Wednesday, October 25, 2023, at 2 PM EDT.

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Textile Talks: Alex Anderson & Ricky Tims - Passion for Quilting Becomes a Resource for the Community, presented by SAQA

You've participated in Textile Talks before, but now Alex and Ricky want to get in on the fun. That's right, on Wednesday Alex and Ricky join forces with SAQA to talk about about The Quilt Show, from its inception all the way until today. Please join them for this riveting discussion all about the TQS journey. Whether you don't know anything about The Quilt Show's history, or just want to take a trip down memory lane, a fun time is sure to be had by all! Register today and watch when this episode airs this Wednesday, October 18, 2023, at 2 PM EDT.

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Textile Talks: Chiaki Dosho - Fiber Art Experiments Over 3 Decades, presented by SAQA

Presented by SAQA, "Chiaki Dosho’s fiber art is created from antique kimono, cut and reformed into uniquely dimensional and textural pieces. Her original approach leads to fresh and exciting art. Each series focuses on natural themes, life, and death. During this Textile Talk, Chiaki shares her work and the explorations that have filled her artistic journey. This Textile Talk was recorded in Japanese and will be shown with English subtitles." Register today and watch when this episode airs this Wednesday, October 4, 2023, at 2 PM EDT.

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Textile Talks: Quilters Take a Moment - Then & Now, presented by Quilt Alliance

Presented by the 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." Register today and watch when this episode airs this Wednesday, September 27, 2023, at 2 PM EDT.

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SAQA’s 2023 Benefit Auction

From SAQA: "The wait is over! The most-anticipated event on SAQA’s calendar—the 2023 SAQA Benefit Auction—opens tomorrow, Thursday, September 14, 2023 at 2 p.m. EDT (GMT/UTC -4). It continues through Sunday, October 8, 2023."

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Textile Talks: Beneath the Tuscan Sun - The Works of Annamaria Brenti, presented by International Quilt Museum

Presented by the International Quilt Museum, "Join the International Quilt Museum for a Textile Talk with artist Annamaria Brenti. Hear about Brenti's technique and inspiration as well as some tips for the quilter traveling to Italy!" Register today and watch when this episode airs this Wednesday, September 13, 2023, at 2 PM EDT.

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Textile Talks: Building Community Through Quilts with Maria Shell​, presented by SAQA

Presented by the SAQA, "In 2014, Maria Shell was an artist-in-residence at the McColl Center for Art + Innovation in Charlotte, North Carolina. There, she worked weekly with a formerly chronically homeless community now living in Moore Place. She developed a relationship with the Moore Place residents by teaching them basic sewing skills." Register today and watch when this episode airs this Wednesday, September 6, 2023, at 2 PM EDT.

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