Knit Democracy Together, 2021, Eve Jacobs-Carnahan in collaboration with makers in KDT circles, photo by Paul Rogers, Stowe VT


Past Conferences

Community Ties 2022 celebrated the many connections we share as artists and makers. The online conference included more than 15 hours of programming spread across January 22 – January 29, 2022.

The SDA 2019 conference, Beyond the Surface, was held in St. Louis Missouri alongside Innovations in Textiles, and included 3 SDA exhibitions, dynamic speakers, gallery tours, and intensive workshops.

SDA has been hosting biennial conferences for 40 years. Recent SDA Conferences/Intensives include:

2019 Beyond the Surface with Innovations in Textiles in St. Louis, MO

2017 Intensive – Portland State University and Oregon College of Arts and Crafts

2015 Intensive-Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN

2013 Conference-San Antonio, TX

2011 Conference-Minneapolis, MN

2009 Conference-Kansas City, KS