Chris Motley, "Garden Galaxy Red Benicia" (detail)


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February 2019

The Twelfth Annual Caroline and H. McCoy Jones Memorial Lecture

February 9, 2019 1:00 pm-3:00 pm San Francisco, CA United States

The Berlin Carpet Collection is one of the most important and oldest collections in Europe. This talk introduces a fascinating variety of individual histories of the collection’s highlights. Image credit: Fragment (flower carpet), 2nd half of the 17th century. Caucasus, Azerbaijan. Chain: silk; shot: silk; knots: wool, 147 cm x 64 cm. Museum für Islamische Kunst, 1889.157 ©  Museum für Islamische Kunst der Staatlichen Museen zu Berlin - Preußischer Kulturbesitz. Photographer: Johannes Kramer  

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3D Expression

February 28, 2019 ,

Deadline: February 28, 2019 This exhibit will feature contemporary 3D artworks exclusively. The 3D artworks may be, but are not limited to wearable art, dimensional quilted items, vessels, and sculptural works. Wall-hung artwork will be allowed but must be 3-dimensional per the depth requirements listed above. There will be no video submissions. Each accepted artwork will be displayed appropriately and to its best advantage. Be creative in showing how textile art can expand both into the third dimension and in…

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April 2019

Textile Odyssey Tour to Southwest China

April 27, 2019-May 17, 2019 , China

Textile Odyssey Tour to Southwest China 2019 Yunnan (April 27 – May 9) Guizhou (May 10- May 17) For info:, Textile Odyssey takes us to Yunnan and Guizhou, two southwest provinces that are home to more than half of China’s fifty-six ethnic groups. We’ll travel to rural, out-of-the-way places where, despite the modernization of China in its urban areas, many ethnic minority groups continue to make and wear a distinctive group outfit that defines their identities as clan members.…

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May 2019

Workshops at The Jacquard Center

May 27, 2019-July 12, 2019 Hendersonville, NC United States

Workshops at the Jacquard Center: May 27- 31 June 3-7 June 26- July 4 July 8-12

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June 2019

Weave a Real Peace (WARP) Annual Meeting

June 20, 2019-June 23, 2019 Washington, DC United States

Annual Meeting of WARP, "Empowerment as a Path to Peace," featured speakers, Meet the Curator at Textile Museum, Live Auction, Vendors

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