International Quilt Museum offers virtual experiences, lectures

International Quilt Museum offers virtual experiences, lectures

April 29, 2020

The International Quilt Museum is joining forces with five fiber organizations to present “Textile Talks,” a virtual lecture series for audiences to enjoy from home.

Beginning April 29, “Textile Talks” will feature weekly presentations and panel discussions from the International Quilt Museum, the Modern Quilt Guild, Quilt Alliance, San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles, Studio Art Quilt Associates and Surface Design Association. The programs will be held online each Wednesday from April 29-June 3. The programs scheduled include:

April 29: Studio Art Quilt Associates
May 6: International Quilt Museum
May 13: San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles
May 20: The Modern Quilt Guild
May 27: Quilt Alliance
June 3: Surface Design Association

The programs will also be available on each organization’s Facebook page and YouTube channels after the live viewing. Visit the International Quilt Museum website for more information about how to view these programs.

“Textile Talks” is the latest in a series of virtual experiences the museum is offering while its doors are closed to the public. This month, the museum opened two virtual exhibitions on its website. They include “Variations on a Theme: Amish Quilts from the 1970s and ‘80s” and “Glasnost and Folk Culture: Russian Quilts at the Turn of the 21st Century,” which will be displayed in the museum’s galleries when it reopens.

The museum launched new video series on its Facebook and YouTube channels called “Three Things About a World Quilt” and “What in the World Do These Quilts Have in Common?” The museum also offers at-home learning resources for elementary students including virtual story times streamed on the museum’s Facebook page every week as well as lessons and activities on its website. These lessons and downloads are available online.

The International Quilt Museum team has more virtual programs and activities in the works. Visit the museum’s website for more information and updates.