Textile Talks: Chiachio & Giannone – 20 Years of Creative Collaboration, presented by SAQA

Through sumptuous, colorful embroideries and quilts, this creative duo plays with themes of gender, culture, queerness, and domestic life. Join Leo Chiachio and Daniel Giannone on a tour of 20 years of creative collaboration, along with their son-pet-dog, Piolin. They are Chiachio & Giannone, a couple in art and in life. They live and work in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Register today and watch when this episode airs this Wednesday, September 28, 2022, at 2 PM EDT.

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Textile Talks: Fabulous Surfaces - Queer Maximalism x Machine Dazzle

Join Elissa Auther, Deputy Director of Curatorial Affairs and the William and Mildred Lasdon Chief Curator at the Museum of Arts and Design, for this week's Textile Talk which focuses on Fabulous Surfaces. This exhibit "highlights the themes, objects, and extravagant style of the exhibition Queer Maximalism x Machine Dazzle currently on view at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York City. The exhibition is a solo presentation of the genre-defying artist Matthew Flower, better known as Machine Dazzle." Register today and watch when this episode airs this Wednesday, September 21, 2022, at 2 PM EDT.

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Textile Talks: Digging Deeper - Researching Inscribed Names on Antique Quilts

You know what quilters always say, "Make sure to put a label on your quilt." But what did quilters do before they put labels on their quilts? They sometimes put their name actually into the quilt. What significance does that have? Join the next Textile Talk with independent researchers and quilt historians William and Charlene Bongiorno as they, along with the Quilt Alliance, help to “educate Americans about the importance of documenting quilts and quiltmakers so that their stories will not be lost." Register today and watch when this episode airs this Wednesday, September 14, 2022, at 2 PM EDT.

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Textile Talks: A Change of He(art) - San Diego Artists Charlotte Bird and Marty-O

Change is usually a good thing. It helps us switch up our routines and expand our horizons to better ourselves in different. There has been a lot of change in the last couple of years and we've all handled it in different ways. For artists Charlotte Bird and Marty-O"they each have had significant solo installations at the Oceanside Museum of Art, a regional art museum in San Diego County. The installations stretched both out of their comfort zones in different ways." This week's Textile Talk is a discussion with both artists about those changes and the new directions they may be taking them in. Register today and watch when this episode airs this Wednesday, August 31, 2022, at 2 PM EDT.

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Textile Talks: Contemporary Curves by Audrey Esarey

You may have seen Audrey Esarey's quilts featured on our site a time or two. There is a reason for that, as her quilts, often circular in nature, are stunning examples of the Modern Quilt movement. In this Wednesday's Textile Talk, you will get a glimpse of those quilts and more as the National Quilt Museum presents Contemporary Curves"a collection of quilts exploring circular shapes and dynamic, high-contrast colors made by Audrey Esarey. The quilts featured in this exhibit are primarily from three ongoing series: Radial Quilts, Watercolor Quilts, and Aura Quilts." Register today and watch when this episode airs this Wednesday, August 31, 2022, at 2 PM EDT.

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Textile Talks: Collecting Patchwork in Central Asia - A Discussion with Christine Martens

In this week's Textile Talk, we'll hear from Christine Martens, an artist and researcher who'll speak on "her extensive travels in Central Asia and about the collecting of patchwork and quilted objects she has done." She will be in conversation with Marin Hanson, Curator of International Collections at the International Quilt Museum. Register today and watch when this episode airs this Wednesday, August 24, 2022, at 2 PM EDT.

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Textile Talks: Al margen de las artes with Paola Carmago González

This weeks Textile Talk is brought to you by SAQA and is a discussion with Paola Carmago González about "the work of Colombian embroiderers: Flor Tapia, Gladys Acevedo, and Blanca Nubia Díaz. Paola will focus on the relationship between embroidery, memory making, and demanding justice, within the context of forced disappearances in Colombia." Register today and watch when this episode airs thisWednesday, August 17, 2022, at 2 PM EDT.

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Textile Talks: The Fusion of Fiber Arts, Fashion, and Design

This Wednesday's Textile Talk is all about "the intersection of fashion and art in The Fusion of Fiber Arts, Fashion, & Design" as explored by the Surface Design Associationwith featured guests Dong Kyu Kim and Leisa RichRegister today and watch when this episode airs this Wednesday, August 10, 2022, at 2 PM EDT.

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Textile Talks: A Conversation with HollyAnne Knight

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.

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Textile Talks: A Stitch in Time - The Making of the Legacy Quilt

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.

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Textile Talks: Social, Cultural, and Political in Excellence in Fibers

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.

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Textile Talks: An Evolving Vision - From the Studio

Take a step back in time in this week's Textile Talk and get a look at the International Quilt Museum's An Evolving Vision: From the Studio"The exhibition, developed as a part of the IQM’s 25th anniversary celebration, highlights the Robert and Ardis James Collection’s studio art quilts, acquired with guidance by Michael Kile, a San Francisco quilt dealer and Penny McMorris, a corporate art curator." Register today and watch when this episode airs this Wednesday, July 13, 2022, at 2 PM EDT.

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Textile Talks: Conversations with the Artists - Haven

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.

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Textile Talks: The Future of Contemporary Fibers - Showcasing SDA Student Artists

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.

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Textile Talks: Sustaining Through Quiltmaking

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.

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Textile Talks: 100th Episode Celebration!

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.

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Textile Talks: Quilters Save Our Stories Interview with Karen Nyberg conducted by Chawne Kimber

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.

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Textile Talks: Experimental Quilting with Alex Hernandez

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.

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Textile Talks: Ian Berry - A World in Denim

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.

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Textile Talks: Quilters Save Our Stories Interview with Pat Sloan

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 TODAYWednesday, March 30, 2022 at 2:00 PM Eastern Time and will be recorded for later viewing.

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