Events of interest online

Do you know of an event of interest to our members? Please let us know, we want to share!
contact us at web@fiberartspgh.org

Wednesday, May 13 at 2:00 PM EDT
Textile Talk: San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles
Fashion and Anti-Fashion: Reflections on Artwear with Melissa Leventon
A Pay-What-You-Can ProgramA special presentation on the history of the Artwear movement by curator and SJMQT board member Melissa Leventon, inspired by her 2005 exhibition Artwear: Fashion and Anti-Fashion at the Legion of Honor, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.
Melissa has authored or contributed to many exhibition catalogs and journals and teaches fashion history and theory at California College of the Arts. From 2006-2018 she was a senior consultant to the Queen Sirikit Museum of Textiles in Bangkok.
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Thursday, May 14th, 7pm
A Tiny Talk with Nicole Czapinski and Alex Ebstein where they will discuss their work and a two-person exhibit “Extra Fiber” happening later this year at the CDCP Project Space. 
This Tiny Talk: Living Room Session is a pay-what-you-can program ($5 – $20). All proceeds go to the artists and Small Mall staff to help them through this crisis. 
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May 16th 10:00am – 12:00pm
Pole-2-Polls Virtual Meeting on Zoom
Penny Mateer’s community project Be sure to check out the blog and the Facebook page

Tuesday, May 19 1:00-2:00pm EST
A virtual Show & Tell at Contemporary Craft
Craft offers many of us a sense of community. Now that we are all stuck at home, feeling that sense of community can be a challenge. That’s why we’re hosting a FREE virtual Show & Tell, so we can share the craft projects we’ve been working on while quarantined.
Show & Tell will be led by Contemporary Craft’s Studio Manager, Allison Jones, and will be a casual and fun way to show off your amazing creations. This meeting will be hosted through Zoom.
Free. Register here

Thursday, May 21 3PM
LECTURE WITH BETTY BUSBY 
Sometimes inspiration comes from the strangest places- the old, the broken, the cast aside.
Join Betty Busby in a short journey following some of her works from the initial spark to completed piece.
As a lifelong artist, Betty enjoys looking at the world through an interpretive eye, and love to celebrate each individual’s unique outlook.
Register here

May 22nd
Mask Challenge
Many members have been making masks. If you have been making masks, and being creative with them, please share your creations. We will post them in the next eblast!
Please send a JPEG image no larger than 600 pixels on the largest side.
Send to: Carolyn Carson by May 22nd
carolyncarson753@hotmail.com

May 27, 2020 – 7pm
Show and Share meeting
We are having Zoom meetings to catch up with each other. Show, Share and Critique is no longer just an opportunity to show your work, but also a chance to see old friends, and meet new ones!
You may share your work, or your studio, or sit back and see what others are making.  Tell us about your influences and inspirations as you continue to work in isolation.  Work can be shown live, with your computer’s built in camera, or if you prefer, you may send images in advance to Laura Tabakman (web@fiberartspgh.org).  If you desire advice and input, we are there to assist, or you can simply choose to show your work. 
This is a fun way to stay connected and get inspired!!
Please join us!
Register here

Monday, June 1 3PM and Wednesday, June 3 3PM
The Fiberarts Guild Membership Exhibition, “For Your Consideration” Zoom tour and talk with the artists.
Registration details coming soon!

June 9, 2020 – 3pm
Show and Share meeting
We are having Zoom meetings to catch up with each other. Show, Share and Critique is no longer just an opportunity to show your work, but also a chance to see old friends, and meet new ones!
You may share your work, or your studio, or sit back and see what others are making.  Tell us about your influences and inspirations as you continue to work in isolation.  Work can be shown live, with your computer’s built in camera, or if you prefer, you may send images in advance to Laura Tabakman (web@fiberartspgh.org).  If you desire advice and input, we are there to assist, or you can simply choose to show your work. 
This is a fun way to stay connected and get inspired!!
Please join us!
Register here

Madeleine (13 year old) has a time crunch. With the 2020 school year about to end, she needs the 8×8 individual quilt squares to arrive during the month of May and is asking for community leaders and social media users to spread the word about the quilt to all those who have lost a loved one to COVID-19. A suggested hashtag is #COVIDQUILT.”
Check it out here

Kitty Spangler and Mary Towner are starting a Zoom group of people working on the Violet Protest. They meet on Wednesdays (time TBD) to share info and what we’re working on. If you’re interested, Contact Mary.
VIOLETPROTEST.COM

Since March, there is an ongoing Community Stitch Challenge at TextileArtist.org
Community Stitch Challenge, a free seven-week challenge to combat the creative isolation of our COVID-19 world.Each week, a different celebrated textile artist delivered a hand stitch challenge for people to play with. And the response has been overwhelming. The challenge has connected nearly 20,000 passionate and inventive people from around the globe.

International Quilt Museum in Lincoln, Nebraska — interesting video accompanying an online exhibition of crazy quilts:
“Crazy Quilts and Mad Women: Quilting in the Age of Freudian Hysteria,” presented by Sarah Walcott, curator of virtual pop-up exhibit “Crazy Quilts and Mad Women.”
https://www.internationalquiltmuseum.org/exhibition/crazy-quilts-and-mad-women
Lecture on youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QX7eYwDiEeE

SAQA Textile Talks series.
We discussed three-dimensional artwork with artists Betty Busby, Shannon Dion, Patty Kennedy-Zafred, and Judy Martin. Our moderators were Evelyn Jones Penman from The Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts and SAQA Executive Director Martha Sielman.
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