Textile Talks: Labeling and Documenting Anonymous Quilts, presented by Quilt Alliance

Centuries from now, when our quilts still exist and we'll be gone, we want future generations to know who made these quilts and why they were important to us. In this week's Textile Talk, the Quilt Alliance shines a light on "the conundrum of how to label and document quilts with no name or known provenance" with the Know-It-Alls group of quilt historians, Alden O’BrienLynne Bassett, and Julie Silber, along with moderator Meg Cox. Register today and watch when this episode airs this Wednesday, February 1, 2023, at 2 PM EDT.

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Textile Talks: A Change of He(art) - SAQA artists Linda Anderson, Charlotte Bird, and Marty-O

Join SAQA artists Linda AndersonCharlotte Bird, and Marty-O for this week's Textile Talk all about the changes and shifts they have experienced within the last three years and the opportunities it has brought them "to test where they have been and where they want to go." Register today and watch when this episode airs this Wednesday, January 25, 2023, at 2 PM EDT.

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Textile Talks: Quiltfolk - On Risk, Intuition, & The Power of Story

Every time you decide to make a quilt you are taking a creative risk that you can execute the quilt the way you want to. All quilters face this issue, and in this week's Textile Talk QuiltFolk's Mike McCormick and Mary Fons (a past guest of the show"discuss risk and intuition vis a vis the global quilt community" and share "their thoughts on the future of the industry". Register today and watch when this episode airs this Wednesday, January 18, 2023, at 2 PM EDT.

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Textile Talks: Highlights from the Frank Klein Collection

The Textile Talk this week features a very special guest in addition to the special guest that they already have. That's right, The Quilt Show's own Lilo Bowman, a SAQA board member herself, speaks with quilt collector Frank Klein as they view his collection. Recorded live at Houston 2022, "They discuss several of the pieces in his collection, and what each piece means to him." Register today and watch when this episode airs this Wednesday, January 11, 2023, at 2 PM EDT.

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Textile Talks: Forecast//Recast - Juror Tanya Aguiñiga and the SDA Members' Exhibition

Textile Talks return for the new year and begin with a focus on another wonderful quilt exhibition. The exhibit, ​Forecast//Recast"brings together artists and artworks that explore ideas of predicting, reshaping, and re-predicting". We are led through the exhibit by juror Tanya Aguiñiga, "as she walks us through the exhibition and provides insights to her own art practice." Register today and watch when this episode airs TODAYWednesday, January 4, 2023, at 2 PM EDT.

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Textile Talks: Go Tell It at Textile Talks

Go Tell It at Textile Talks is the last Textile Talks presentation of 2022. Register today and watch when this episode airs this Wednesday, December 14, 2022, at 2 PM EDT.

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Textile Talks: Learn & Make with SDA! Presented by Surface Design Association

Join the Surface Design Association (SDA) in this week's Textile Talk for Learn & Make with SDA and get a preview of their "inaugural online workshop series starting in early 2023." You will get a sneak peek of their "workshop instructors and learn more about their personal art practice." Register today and watch when this episode airs this Wednesday, December 7, 2022, at 2 PM EDT.

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Textile Talks: Sacred Threads, Expressing Life's Journeys

On this week's Textile Talk, the Sacred Threads Exhibition founded by Vikki Pignatelli is shared. Hear Lisa Ellis discuss "this unique exhibit that explores textile artists' most personal stories of healing, grief, spirituality, peace, joy and inspiration." Plus, get a glimpse of some of the artwork shared "over the twenty years and hear some first hand video recordings of artists sharing their stories." Register today and watch when this episode airs this Wednesday, November 30, 2022, at 2 PM EDT.

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Textile Talks: QSOS Interview with Bonnie K. Hunter Conducted by Frances O’Roark Dowell

The Quilt Alliance is featuring another Quilters' Save Out Stories interview as part of their weekly Textile Talks. This week's subject is Bonnie K. Hunter, who has been a guest of The Quilt Show and is "the head, heart and hands behind Quiltville.blogspot.com and the new retreat center Quiltville Inn." Register today and watch when this episode airs this Wednesday, November 23, 2022, at 2 PM EDT.

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Textile Talks: Uncovering Black History - Quilts From The Collection of Carolyn Mazloomi

For this Wednesday's Textile Talk, "Join the International Quilt Museum for a discussion with Dr. Carolyn Mazloomi about her outstanding collection of quilts featured in the newly opened exhibition, Uncovering Black History: Quilts From The Collection of Carolyn Mazloomi." Register today and watch when this episode airs this Wednesday, November 16, 2022, at 2 PM EDT.

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Textile Talks: Conversations with the Artists - sustainABILITY

Coming up in this week's Textile talk is a conversation between Pat KrothLinda Kim, and Deborah Boschert (who's been a guest right here on The Quilt Show). Join these three artists from the SAQA Global Exhibition sustainABILITY for an hour of art and inspiration! Register today and watch when this episode airs thisWednesday, November 9, 2022, at 2 PM EDT.

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Textile Talks: Crafting the Vote

This week's Textile Talk is all about Crafting The Vote"Sponsored by Surface Design Association (SDA), Crafting the Vote presents three different approaches to thinking about voting, elections, and the legislative process." Register today and watch when this episode airs thisWednesday, November 2, 2022, at 2 PM EDT.

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Textile Talks: QSOS Interview with Suzy Williams

Have you been following along with the Quilters' Save Out Stories segments in our Sunday Newsletters? Whether you have or haven't, now is the perfect time to jump in as the Quilt Alliance is featuring one as part of this week's Textile Talks. The interview will be with Suzy Williams, founder of Suzy Quilts, who "is rooted in a deep love for the heritage and tradition of quilting and a desire to craft unique, contemporary textiles." Plus, stick around afterward for a live Q&A. Register today and watch when this episode airs this Wednesday, October 26, 2022, at 2 PM EDT.

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Textile Talks: Laura Petrovich-Cheney - From Threads to Splinters

This week's Textile Talk is an overview of Laura Petrovich-Cheney's work and her combining of two mediums, quiltmaking and woodworking. Learn how even though her designs may be different from the traditional quilt or sculpture, the "result is the same - an object of beauty and comfort, a pieced-together whole from scraps that tells a story of hope and resilience." Register today and watch when this episode airs this Wednesday, October 19, 2022, at 2 PM EDT.

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Textile Talks: Tamara Kostianovsky - Textile Flesh

This Wednesday's Textile Talk is a conversation with Argentinean-American artist Tamara Kostianovsky who "will discuss 15 years of work and reflect on the inspirations, techniques, and concepts that make up her elaborate textile sculptures." Register today and watch when this episode airs this Wednesday, October 12, 2022, at 2 PM EDT.

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Textile Talks: Water FEATURED - Quilt Collector Jack Walsh

The Textile Talk this week spotlights a new exhibit at the International Quilt Museum of the quilts collected by Jack Walsh entitled Water FEATURED. The exhibit "includes pieces commissioned by Walsh to celebrate his love of water, inspired by his career in water utilities and the proximity of Lake Michigan in his childhood and later, by the waterfalls of Watkins Glen, New York." Register today and watch when this episode airs this Wednesday, October 5, 2022, at 2 PM EDT.

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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 ways. 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, September 7, 2022, at 2 PM EDT.

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