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Camille Ann Brewer at the Textile Museum of America

Posted on October 1, 2017

By Wendy Weiss, TSA Communications Director and Newsletter Editor Camille Ann Brewer has been working energetically to develop programs, outreach, and a curatorial vision since arriving at the George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum on October 10, 2016. She inherited three exhibitions in her position as the first curator of contemporary art at […]

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Sacred Scraps: Quilt and Patchwork Traditions of Central Asia

Posted on October 1, 2017

by Pat Hickman and Gail Hovey; Pat is a studio artist in the Lower Hudson Valley, emeritus professor of Art, head of the Fiber program at the University of Hawai’i, and past president of the Textile Society of America. Gail is a writer who, among other things, goes on road trips and looks at textiles […]

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Cooper Hewitt Objects of the Day for Textiles Month

Posted on September 13, 2017

The Cooper Hewitt Museum has invited TSA Members to share their favorite textile pieces. One will be featured each day, through the month of September, as the Object of the Day on the Cooper Hewitt website as part of New York Textile Month. See what has been posted so far, including the sawtooth textile pattern […]

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Textiles Close Up: Bloomington Blues

Posted on September 4, 2017

By Jasmine Kornel, an MFA candidate in Textile Art at Kent State University. She gained a deep interest in sustainable design practices while earning her undergraduate degree in Fashion Design and is studying traditional craft practices, natural dyes, and the use of up-cycled and non-traditional materials to create wearable pieces, art, and installations. She researches weaving, including Jacquard, […]

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National African American Quilt Convention, July 12 – 15, 2017

Posted on July 19, 2017

By Dawn Williams Boyd, a visual artist who changed her primary medium from acrylic paints on various mediums to fabric in 2001. She graduated from Stephens College in Columbia, MO (BFA studio) in 1974 and lives with her husband, artist Irvin Wheeler and two cats in Atlanta, GA. All images courtesy of the author. The […]

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