Evette Allerdings Journey (detail) 2020

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

  • October 21One Hundred Good Wishes Quilts: Expressions of Cross-Cultural Communication presented by the International Quilt Museum: In this Textile Talk, Marin Hanson, curator of international collections at the International Quilt Museum discusses the early 21st-century phenomenon of “One Hundred Good Wishes Quilts,” quilts made by American families to commemorate their adoption of a Chinese child. Hanson’s doctoral research focused on crosscultural quiltmaking practices, with particular emphasis on China and the United States and more specifically, quilts made for Chinese adoptees.

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Recordings of Previous Talks

SDA Talks

Press play to begin the video, or you can click the hamburger button(icon of three horizontal lines) near the upper right of the video to to open in a new window.


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!