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

  • April 14, 2021 – Textile Narratives: Vintage, Found & Transformed, with Maggy Rozycki Hiltner, Susan Lenz & Jennifer Lee Morrow presented by SDA

Materials matter to Maggy Rozycki Hiltner, Susan Lenz, and Jennifer Lee Morrow. It is the thrill of the hunt, the serendipity of the discovery, and the buzz of appropriate appropriation that informs their studio practices. Hear how they find, are guided by, and transform objects to create their own stories layered on those of the past. Maggy Rozycki Hiltner lives in Montana. She works with found embroidery and quilts and serves as a Regional Representative for SAQA. Susan Lenz is a fiber and installation artist in South Carolina. Her work is grounded in stitches and the desire to give second life to discarded items. Jennifer Lee Morrow is a Maine-based mixed media artist with a strong interest in paper and textile techniques. The event will be moderated by Merill Comeau, a mixed media artist informed by autobiography, traditions of craft, the history of “women’s work,” as well as current socio-political issues.


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!