As you might remember I was invited to speak at the Textile Center in Minneapolis during Spring Quilt Market. I yammered on for two hours (!) about blogging professionally and fabric trends, but punctuated the show with lots of giveaways. Becka Rahn, the center’s Education Manager and “WebWeaver” posted a recap of the talk here, which I’m very thankful for.
I wanted to show you guys around the Center. This place is a dream. Every town needs one. I’ve always dreamt of starting something like this in Austin. More print- and sewing-oriented, of course (that’s just me), but a space for exhibitions and meetings and classes for all ages, with lots of room and equipment for every kind of textile art imaginable. Sigh! Their dye lab made my jaw drop to the floor …
And how beautiful is the weaving classroom?
I’m proud to be an official Textile Center member now, even though it’s unlikely I’ll get back up to Minnesota in the near future.
Shout outs to my friends who stuck through the whole thing then went out with me for reaaaallly good Thai food afterwards: Faye Hoch (who organized the whole thing — check out her amazing art quilts and quilting service!), Caroline Devoy, Jen of Stitch Simple, Shaerie from Sew L.A., and Becka and her husband Andy.