Sara D. Langworthy: A Retrospective

Sara D. Langworthy: A Retrospective

A love affair and heroic journey with fiber arts

• Studio Gallery • July 6 – August 26
A selection of eye-popping art coats, gorgeous wall hangings, kumihimo jewelry, and wearable art by Textile Center’s beloved teaching artist.

Thursday, July 27 • 5:30 – 7 pm
A Celebration of Sara D. Langworthy: A love affair and heroic journey with fiber arts
Textile Center
3000 University Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414

Music by Larry McDonough Jazz – Jazz Pianist and Vocalist Composer, Arranger, and Educator

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Contributions will go toward the Youth Fiber Art Guild, in Sara’s name. The Youth Fiber Art Guild transforms lives of youth, empowering them to explore their creativity as they gather in community to work on fiber arts projects grounded in and celebrating diverse cultures. It was developed particularly for learners in underserved, low-income populations; a high percentage of the youth participating have had limited access to the arts. To contribute, go to: and designate your gift in memory of Sara Langworthy.

Event Hosts

  • Jen Alstad and Eric Freeberg
  • Kris Amundson and Bruce Gitters
  • Roger Aronson and Luanne Wagner
  • Sonya Berlovitz
  • David Bernick and Mara Thill Bernick
  • Martha Coventry and Georgina Frankel
  • State Representative Jim Davnie and Cara Letovsky
  • Valerie Dosland
  • Mary Gilbert Dougherty
  • Josh and Ann Downham
  • Mark Gaddis and Pook Grathwol
  • Jim Grathwol
  • Kate Grathwol and Barry Kleider
  • Pat Kirby
  • Judy Kirby
  • Erin Kirby
  • Ginny Kirby and Neal Viemeister
  • Tom Kirby
  • Tani Langworthy
  • Leah and Dean Langby
  • State Representative Carlos Mariani and Maritza Mariani
  • Carol Markham-Cousins and Rick Cousins
  • Jen McComas
  • Ann Kirby McGill and Conor McGill
  • Joan Grathwol Olson
  • Laura Park and Erik Jordan
  • Donna Peterson
  • Elisa Bernick and Michael Roehr
  • Mary Rosenthal
  • Mary Rothchild and Dan Bruggeman
  • Linda Sandvig
  • Cynthia Scott
  • Will and Alice Seuffert
  • Sarah Snapp and Christian Davis
  • Tad Ware
  • Bridget Kirby Younce and Blaise Younce

The Youth Fiber Art Guild

Modeled after the more than 30 textile and fiber arts guilds that serve as the foundation for Textile Center, this program is designed for 4th and 5th graders. The program can eventually be adapted for youth into middle school. Guild students build leadership/organization skills and deepen their commitment to service and inter-generational interactions. While built on a model similar to 4-H, this program is unique in the nation.

The Youth Guild is a major expansion in Textile Center’s commitment to engaging young people through the fiber arts (notably those under-served), igniting life-long learning and participation. Last year we developed 8 fiber art projects, each one delivered to our after school sites on a monthly basis. In 2018, the goal is to serve classroom sites at Plymouth Christian Youth Center (PCYC) in North Minneapolis (a Northside Achievement Zone program), East Side Neighborhood Services’ Luxton Learners, Hallie Q. Brown Community Center, and Neighborhood House in St. Paul and to expand to a fifth program site, The Division of Indian Work (DIW) in Minneapolis, an organization that has served the Native community for 64 years.

With the lack of funding for the arts in after-school programs, the Youth Guild offers students an excellent opportunity to learn about underrepresented textile arts, meanwhile learning about the world and cultures around them.

Remembering Sara Langworthy