Eija Koski "Order of Space" (detail)

Textile Talks

SDA and 5 other fiber organizations have joined forces to present Textile Talks, online lecture series you can enjoy from home.

Content in Textile Talks is intended for personal educational and inspirational purposes. If you would like to use a presentation for a group, please contact the presenting organization.

Textile Talks features weekly presentations and panel discussions from SDA, the International Quilt Museum, Modern Quilt Guild, Quilt Alliance, San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles, and Studio Art Quilt Associates.

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

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

Upcoming Talks

September 29th, 2pm ET
Demystifying and Democratizing Craft Collecting with the James Renwick Alliance for Craft

Hosted by Surface Design Association

Collecting is often considered a pastime of luxury but through this presentation by Jaimianne Jacobin, Director of the James Renwick Alliance for Craft, we look at how collecting can be an approachable part of the craft ecosystem and a bold decision to support artists and the craft movement. By presenting several interviews with textile collectors, she will unveil the unknown of collecting to make it more accessible and look at innovative approaches to collecting that can change the field.

Moderated by Caroline Kipp, SDA Board member, artist, curator, and textile and decorative arts historian. Caroline is the curator of Contemporary Art at the Textile Museum and George Washington University Museum.


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!

Textile Talk Sponsors