Cultural Traditions in Fiber Arts Symposium

Honoring Cultural Traditions in Fiber Art is a three-day virtual event with speakers representing four different cultural backgrounds, mini-workshops, networking, and discussion groups.

Speakers include Chickasaw textile artist/weaver, Margaret Roach Wheeler, Associate Curator at the National Museum of Mexican Art, Dolores Mercado, renowned Japanese quilters, Miwako Kimura and Noriko Koyama, and quilter and curator of African American fiber arts exhibitions, Torreah “Cookie” Washington.

This event will be hosted online and you can register for an entire weekend package or select individual sessions, including the free ones!


Friday, October 8
2:00 – 3:00PM
3:30 – 4:30PM
7:00 – 8:15PM
Mini-workshop: Creating Your Family Crest
Mini-workshop: Sashiko Stitching Techniques
Opening Speaker, Margaret Roach Wheeler, “The Legacy: A Woven Biography of Margaret Roach Wheeler
Saturday, October 9
9:00AM – 10:00AM
11:30AM – 1:00PM
2:00PM – 3:15PM5:00PM – 6:00PM
7:00PM  – 8:15PM
Mini-workshop Check-in: Family Crest
Mini-workshop Check-in: Sashiko
Speaker, Dolores Mercado, “Mexico Narratives in Textile Art on Both Sides of the Border”
Happy Hour
Speakers, Miwako Kimura and Noriko Koyama, “Exploring Traditional Japanese Fibers and Designs in Quilting”
Sunday, October 10
10:00AM – 11:30PM
12:30PM – 1:30PM
2:00PM – 3:15PM
Mini-workshops: Show & Tell (all)
Discussion:  How Does Your Cultural Background or Environment Impact Your Art?
Closing Speaker, Torreah “Cookie” Washington, “Wouldn’t Take Nothing For My Journey Now”
Save $35-$50 with full package! Includes all four lectures, one mini-workshop of your choosing, and both free events!  
$85 Members/$100 Non-membersIndividual lectures:  $25 each
Individual workshop: $35 each