Looking for Inspiration?

Creative Sparks Online Learning – sponsored by the C&T Publishing Company. This site offers various craft classes for sewists and quilters. Visit https://creativespark.ctpub.com to view classes and to register. Some featured quilt instructors: Cindy Grisdela, Laura Wasilowski and Becky Goldsmith.

QuiltCon: Together Online February 18-22, 2021 All online, by the Modern Quilt Guild. Follow this link for additional information about QuiltCon Together: https://www.quiltcon.com/about-quiltcon

The Mancuso Mid-Atlantic Virtual Quilt Show will take place February 24, 2021 – February 27, 2021.  Registration for workshops is now open and there is quite a nice list of instructors who are scheduled to teach.  Follow this link for additional information: https://www.quiltfest.com/upcoming-shows-and-events/httpswww-onlinequiltfestival-com


Global Quilt Connection – check out this website for online classes! http://www.globalquiltconnection.com/


JOIN THE CRAFT CIRCLE AT HILLSIDE PUBLIC LIBRARY (New Hyde Park)
Our Member-at-Large and Sunshine & Shadows Co-Chair, Karen Gulotta, brings news of a Needle Craft Circle that anyone may join. Currently, the group is meeting every week on Wednesday at 1 pm, online, hosted by Hillside Public Library. To see the listing of dates, please go to www.hillsidelibrary.info. On the home page scroll down to the Events & Programs box (lower right) which will take you to Adult Programs then click on Arts & Crafts. There you will find dates and registration buttons for the Needle Craft Circle.


VIRTUAL EXHIBITIONS
Bisa Butler: Portraits at the Katonah Museum of Art http://www.katonahmuseum.org/exhibitions/virtualexhibitions/

Bonnie Peterson: Another Glorious Sierra Day at the Fresno Art Museum. www.fresnoartmuseum.org  Use the virtual exhibition portal.

Contemporary Muslim Fashions and Willi Smith: Street Couture are documented at the Cooper-Hewitt Design Museum. https://www.cooperhewitt.org/events/current-exhibitions/

Fashioning Identity: Mola Textiles of Panama at the Cleveland Museum of Art https://www.clevelandart.org/exhibitions/fashioning-identity-mola-textiles-panama

Grace Kelly’s Wedding Dress at the Philadelphia Museum of Art
https://philamuseum.org/calendar/exhibition/grace-kellys-wedding-dress

In Stitches: Contemporary Approaches to Needlework at the Racine Art Museum
https://www.ramart.org/exhibit/in-stitches-contemporary-needlework/

Mandatory Color: SDA Annual Juried Member Exhibition. Mandatory Color Exhibition
Also check this page for virtual exhibitions curated by members. https://www.surfacedesign.org/events-exhibits/exhibits/online-exhibitions/

The Metropolitan Museum of Art has extraordinary online resources. www.metmuseum.org Also, look for Art for the Community: The Met’s Circulating Textile Exhibitions, 1930-1942. https://www.metmuseum.org/exhibitions/listings/2020/art-for-the-community

Stay Connected to the Museum at FIT. The Museum at FIT has dozens of earlier exhibitions and videos online.   Learn about them at this link: https://www.fitnyc.edu/museum/news/archive/2020/stay-connected.php

VIDEOS
Cloth Roads: a Global Textile Marketplace has a list of fiber-related videos on their resources page. Inspiration for related crafts and future travels, too.     https://www.clothroads.com/resources/global-textile-events/

Textile Talks will continue into the 2021. Link via https://quiltalliance.org/events/textile-talks/, as well as SAQA ad other co-sponsoring organizations. Older pieces on YouTube.

BOOK
Big Magic, Creative Living Beyond Fear, by Elizabeth Gilbert.