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June 2020 – By appointment
Laura Phillips – Exhibition

A culmination of work created over a year, this mixed-media show is a reflection of one woman’s journey to find a sense of spaciousness in a world of overwhelming sensation and activity. Iterative symbology pervades paintings, woolen vessels, and larger tapestries. Viewers will have the opportunity to question what they hold and how to let go. 
Due to physical distancing constraints, the show must be viewed in solitude (and/or with your quarantine cohort) and by appointment only. You will be alone in the space for 45 minutes. Though it is a very large and open space, you must wear a mask.
In order to schedule a socially distanced gallery visit, please sign up at Laura is a member of the Fiberarts Guild of Pittsburgh.

Friday, May 29th at 7:00pm (Eastern)
Artist Talk with  Lindsay Ketterer Gates  

  Join us for another great conversation on the Artist Happy Hour Series
Touchstone’s executive director, Lindsay Ketterer Gates, will be sharing her work and talking about the wire looping technique.   Lindsay is an arts administrator and studio artist whose work is exhibited internationally. She is on the board of the Fiber Artists Guild of Pittsburgh and vice president of the National Basketry Organization.   Participants must register in advance. 
Registration is Free but hurry, space is limited!

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For Your Consideration Artists talk

June 1st & June 3rd, 2020 – 3pm
Please register here.

For your consideration…Virtual Tour with the artists is coming up June 1st and 3rd from 3 to 5.  Each artist will have a chance to talk about their work  Merill Comeau, our juror, will give an introduction.  You can text comments and questions via the text box during the Zoom session or email Linda Brown ahead of time (

The Special Events Committee of Studio Art Quilt Associates Inc. (SAQA) is seeking presentation proposals for its annual conference in St. Petersburg, Florida (April 22-25, 2021). We expect around 225 attendees. The theme of the conference is Bridging the Gulf: Fabric to Fine Art.
Proposal Due Date: JUNE 1, 2020
More information Here

Deborah Kruger takes us into her studio to discuss her work and process. Her piece Conflagration, is featured at the North Carolina Artists Exhibition at the Contemporary Art Museum (CAM) in Raleigh, NC. Since the museum is currently closed due to the pandemic, they have asked the artists in the show to make videos in lieu of the public artist talks that had been planned.
See the full story and photos HERE
Deborah was part of Fiberart International 2019

Fiber Arts & Textiles Symposium 2020
9 Days . 30 Artists . 30 Workshops

June 19th – 27th, 2020

Take your fiber and textile skills to the next level! Have fun and win. Over 30 online workshops with the most amazing fiber artists for free. Amazing artists from several countries. Each workshop will be available to watch for 24 hrs. Workshops, interviews and much more.Some categories in the Fiber Arts Symposium include:• Fiber • Textile • Yarn • Embroidery • Machine embroidery • Dyeing • Paper • Weaving • Basketry • Felting • Macrame • Nuno Felting
Registration Here


25 Million Stitches
The world is in flight. 25 million people* across the globe have been forced to flee their homelands as a consequence of genocide, war, poverty, natural disasters, targeted violence, and other grave threats. They leave behind everything they’ve known and possessed in order to live; they face immense struggles, misfortunes, and perils on their journey; and, through it all, survival, much less successful resettlement, remains but the slimmest hope.
How does making 25 million stitches help refugees? We believe that this project is a way for us to engage with this global crisis instead of ignoring it. And even though no single stitch can fully represent an individual, the act of stitching and the resulting work will help bring attention to the scale of the crisis. Two objectives of the project are:

  1. To engage as many people as possible to raise awareness of the global refugee crisis.
  2. To amass 25 million stitches to visually represent the sheer volume of this astronomical figure of refugees.

Exhibition – Kimono: Kyoto to Catwalk / Curator Tour at the Victoria and Albert Museum

These films take you on a personal curator tour of our exhibition Kimono: Kyoto to Catwalk. Captured as the museum was closing its doors for a while, curator Anna Jackson guides you through the exhibition spaces, providing a personal insight into the making of the show, star exhibits and the fascinating history of the kimono. Sometimes perceived as traditional, timeless and unchanging, Kimono: Kyoto to Catwalk counters this conception, presenting the garment as a dynamic and constantly evolving icon of fashion.

Another interesting video from the Victoria and Albert Museum about Shibori