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Textile Talks: Go Tell It! at QuiltCon - Quilt Stories from the Show Floor 2013-2024​, presented by the Quilt Alliance

Presented by the Quilt Alliance"The first QuiltCon was presented by the Modern Quilt Guild in 2013 and the Quilt Alliance was there documenting quilts and makers with a brand new video documentation project called Go Tell It at the Quilt Show! The annual show has provided a great opportunity to document the changes in both modern quilting and the show itself. Join QA Project Manager Emma Parker for a guided tour of the QuiltCon Go Tell It! collection including brand new videos from the 2024 show in Raleigh. Modern Quilt Guild Executive Director Karen Cooper will join Emma for a Q&A after the screening.​" Register today and watch when this episode airs this Wednesday, April 24, 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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Textile Talks: Identity Is... Expansive - A Conversation with Michael Sylvan Robinson and Elissa Auther​, presented by Surface Design Association

Presented by Surface Design Association​: "Join us for Identity Is… Expansive with artist Michael Sylvan Robinson and Elissa Auther, MAD’s Deputy Director of Curatorial Affairs and William and Milford Lasdon Chief Curator. For his appearance at the MET Museum’s Gala in 2021, award-winning theater producer and fashion icon Jordan Roth commissioned the textile artist and queer activist Michael Sylvan Robinson to design a garment that represented Roth’s embrace of identity as an expansive concept.​" Register today and watch when this episode airs this Wednesday, April 10, 2024, at 2 PM EDT.

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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: Past Manifest - A Student's Perspective on Reclaimed Textiles, presented by International Quilt Museum

Presented by the International Quilt Museum, "Join the International Quilt Museum for a panel discussion featuring Sarah Walcott, IQM Collections Manager, and Jamie Swartz, IQM Collections Assistant, in conversation with Addison Henshaw, Tucker Smith, and Milo Hintz, students at the Arts and Humanities Focus Program in Lincoln, Nebraska. Walcott and Swartz co-curated the exhibition “Feed Sacks: An American Fairy Tale.” Henshaw, Smith, and Hintz are featured artists in the companion exhibition “Past Manifest.” Both exhibitions are on display at the International Quilt Museum through July 27." Register today and watch when this episode airs this Wednesday, March 20, 2024, at 2 PM EDT.

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Textile Talks: Fiber Artists vs Artificial Intelligence - What We Know That It Doesn’t, presented by Surface Design Association

Presented by the Surface Design Association, "What do fiber art and Artificial Intelligence have in common? More than many people—including most computer scientists—realize. String, the earliest fiber technology, is 50,000 years old, and fiber has informed myriad technologies since, especially digital computing. Looking toward our digital future, we will use case studies of our own experiences, primarily in quilting and crochet, to address the potentials and limitations of the impact of Generative AI with large language models (LLMs) on fiber arts design and production.​" Register today and watch when this episode airs this Wednesday, March 13, 2024, at 2 PM EDT. (Note the time change for Daylight Saving)

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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: QSOS Interview with Annie Ruth Ware Brown conducted by A’donna Richardson, presented by Quilt Alliance

Presented by the Quilt Alliance"Join the Quilt Alliance for the third interview in our yearlong QSOS 25th Anniversary Impact series on Textile Talks. Episode 3 features an interview with artist Annie Ruth Ware Brown conducted by fellow quiltmaker and historian A’donna Richardson for the Quilters’ Save Our Stories project (QSOS).​" Register today and watch when this episode airs this Wednesday, February 28, 2024, at 2 PM EDT.

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Textile Talks: Flex Your Head - The Work of Ben Venom​​, presented by International Quilt Museum

Presented by the International Quilt Museum"Quilt artist Ben Venom is set to join IQM Collections Assistant Jaime Swartz for our next edition of Textile Talks on Feb. 21! Under the banner of aggressive music, motorcycle culture and skateboarding, Venom makes quilts that look like a punk rock show sounds — abrasive, loud, and fun. Venom’s quilts are usually comprised of reclaimed fabrics including used jeans, workwear, donated band t-shirts and the like.​" Register today and watch when this episode airs this Wednesday, February 21, 2024, at 2 PM EDT.

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Textile Talks: Seeing / Being Seen - Celebrating LGBTQIA+ Voices​​​​​, presented by Surface Design Association

Presented by the Surface Design Association (SDA)"Join us as we celebrate the Surface Design Association’s Winter Journal, Seeing / Being Seen: LGBTQIA+ Writers on LGBTQIA+ Fiber Artists. Guest Editor Rebekah Frank will be joined in conversation by featured writer Tyah-Amoy Roberts, artist Cate O’Connell-Richards, and Journal Editor Elizabeth Kozlowski as they delve into the complexity of intersectional identity and how it informs creative practices in fiber.​" Register today and watch when this episode airs this Wednesday, February 14, 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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Textile Talks: QSOS (Quilters' Save Our Stories) Interview with Artist Dolores Vitero Presley​​​​, presented by Quilt Alliance

Presented by the Quilt Alliance"Join the Quilt Alliance for the second interview in our yearlong QSOS 25th Anniversary Impact series. Episode 2 features an interview with artist Dolores Vitero Presley conducted by fellow quiltmaker and historian A’donna Richardson for the Quilters’ Save Our Stories project (QSOS)." Register today and watch when this episode airs this Wednesday, January 31, 2024, at 2 PM EDT.

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Textile Talks: World War I Quilts - The Sue Reich Collection​​​, presented by International Quilt Museum

Presented by the International Quilt Museum"Quilt scholar and collector Sue Reich is set to join IQM Curator of Collections Carolyn Ducey on Jan. 24 at 2 p.m. EST for an online discussion of the exhibition World War I Quilts: The Sue Reich Collection.Register today and watch when this episode airs this Wednesday, January 24, 2024, at 2 PM EDT.

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Textile Talks: MiKyoung Lee - Threading Memories and Weaving Connections​​, presented by Surface Design Association

Presented by the Surface Design Association​ (SDA)"MiKyoung Lee uses repetitive mark making to explore the relationships between tool and material, material and process, and image and content. In MiKyoung Lee: Threading Memories and Weaving Connections, we’ll hear directly from the artist. She will introduce her recent solo exhibition exploring memories from her childhood in Korea and later chapters of her life in the United States." Register today and watch when this episode airs this Wednesday, January 17, 2024, at 2 PM EDT.

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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: QSOS Interview with Susan Hudson and Teresa Duryea Wong​, presented by Quilt Alliance

Presented by the Quilt Alliance"Join us for an oral history interview with quiltmaker Susan Hudson conducted by Teresa Duryea Wong for the Quilters’ Save Our Stories project (QSOS).​" Register today and watch when this episode airs this Wednesday, January 3, 2024, at 2 PM EDT.

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Textile Talks: A New Deal for Quilts with Janneken Smucker and Roderick Kiracofe​, presented by International Quilt Museum

Presented by the International Quilt Museum"Do you like scrappy quilts? Quilts with feedback? Quilts used to express political messages, activist impulses, or group allegiance? How about Sears Century of Progress contest quilts or Kansas City Star pattern quilts? Maybe you love looking at historical photos that show quilts and textiles being made or used. Join historian Janneken Smucker and collector/author Roderick Kiracofe for A New Deal for Quilts. They will discuss the many cultural, social, political, and economic influences that shaped quilts and quiltmaking during the Great Depression.​" Register today and watch when this episode airs this Wednesday, December 13, 2023, 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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