Color Grid, 2020, Cindy Grisdela

Textile Talks features weekly presentations and panel discussions from SDA, the International Quilt Museum, Quilt Alliance, and Studio Art Quilt Associates.

Textile Talks are presented free of charge. If you enjoy these talks, help ensure they continue with a gift today.

When: Online at 2 p.m. Eastern (11 a.m. Pacific) on Wednesdays

Preregistration is required and recordings are available (playlist below).





Upcoming Talks

TEXTILE TALK, August 2nd, 2pm ET

Traditions & Techniques in Knit & Crochet: SDA Summer Journal Party!


Join us as we celebrate the release of The Surface Design Journal’s Summer 2023 Issue: Traditions & Techniques in Knit & Crochet. We’ll hear from hand knit designer, writer, and author Jeanette Sloan, founder of BIPOC in Fiber on her making process and the importance of visibility. Aynsley Grealis, also known as Knotted Neon, pushes the boundaries of her practice and creates pieces that weave together the joys of creativity, nature, color, and playfulness. As SDJ editor, Elizabeth Kozlowski writes, “Popular culture has apparently ‘discovered’ what we’ve known all along: the allure (some might say obsession) of age-old traditions and techniques for knitting and crochet.”

The Surface Design Association is a member-based organization with thousands of community members across the world. We provide a platform for the exchange of ideas, methods, and materials alongside a sincere love of textile media and fiber arts. Learn more about the Surface Design Journal or order a copy of the Summer 2023 Journal issue: Traditions & Techniques in Knit & Crochet.

Recordings of Previous Talks

SDA Talks

All Textile Talks

The following is a playlist featuring all of the previous Textile Talks. Pressing play will begin the most current talk or you can click the hamburger button (icon of three horizontal lines) near the upper right of the video to select a specific video from the playlist.

Thank you to our Textile Talks Sponsors!