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Past Exhibitions

2023 McKnight Fiber Artist Fellowship Exhibition, Joan Mondale + Mary Giles Galleries, January 16 – April 6, 2024

2023 McKnight Fiber Artist Fellowship Exhibition Opening reception:  Tuesday, January 30, 5 – 6 pm Open Work, Marjorie Fedyszyn January 16 – April 6, 2024 • Joan Mondale Gallery There has been a dramatic shift in my being. Open…

Janet Meany: A Retrospective, Community and Library Galleries, November 1 – December 23, 2024

Join us to honor the legacy of Janet Meany and celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Duluth Fiber Guild, a member guild of Textile Center November 1 – December 23, 2023 • Library and Community Galleries Co-curated by Duluth Fiber…

Archive II: Regeneration, Mary Giles Gallery, Nov 1, 2023 – Jan 3, 2024

November 1, 2023 – January 3, 2024 • Mary Giles Gallery Exhibiting Artists: Julie Beeler, Lucero Paniagua Ortuño, and Kelly Wilson Curated by Raíz Symbiotisk: Pamela Vázquez and Emma Wood, Emerging Curators Institute 2022-23 fellows   JOIN US for a special…

A Common Thread 2023- August 1 – October 14

August 1 – October 14, 2023 A Common Thread, our annual member exhibition, returns for its 23rd year -- and this is our BIGGEST year of the exhibition yet! Always a favorite, this exhibition showcases a fabulous array…

Guild Wall Feature: St. Paul Needleworkers

May 2 – July 20, 2023 ST. PAUL NEEDLEWORKERS CELEBRATES 40 YEARS! St. Paul Needleworkers (SPN), founded in 1983, is affiliated with the Embroiderers’ Guild of America (EGA), and shares their mission, to inspire passion for the needle…

Guild Wall Feature: Minnesota Lace Society, November 1, 2023 – January 6, 2024

November 1, 2023 – January 6, 2024 Minnesota Lace Society The Minnesota Lace Society (MLS) is an all-volunteer organization established in October 1977. They came together to provide education of, by, and for the membership and the public,…

INTERLACE Sashiko 2023: November 1, 2023 – January 3, 2024

November 1, 2023 – January 3, 2024 Featuring the work of students in the Spring 2023 INTERLACE: Adventures in Sashiko digital class, with instructor Sandra Brick.  This exhibition features the culminating projects created by students in the 2023 class,…

Vintage Kantha Quilts

April 25 – July 20, 2023 • Library Gallery Collection on loan from Cultural Cloth, Maiden Rock, WI “Kantha, making whole again that which was fragmented or broken.” -Crafts Museum, New Delhi “In Bengal, mothers swaddle their infants and…

Mining Mending

April 25 – July 15, 2023 Joan Mondale & Community Galleries Artist reception: Tuesday, June 6, 5:30 – 7 pm Featuring work by Rachel Breen, Brooks Harris Stevens, Lisa Kokin, Amy Meissner, Mark Newport, Celia Pym, Catherine Reinhart,…

Resurgence: Revival of Indian Embroidery

April 18 – June 7, 2023 • Mary Giles Gallery Featuring the work of Asif Shaikh and his artisan studio   Textile Center is honored to host this special exhibit of work by Asif Shaikh, from Ahmedabad, India.…

Mining Mending: Rethink, Reuse, Revive

April 18, 2023 – Late 2023 Mining Mending: Rethink, Reuse, Revive explores and celebrates the many facets of mending as a part of creative practice. By stitching with conceptual and structural integrity, using recycled materials as art supplies,…

Guild Wall Feature: Midwest Machine Knitters’ Collaborative

March 1 – April 29, 2023 CELEBRATING THE MIDWEST MACHINE KNITTERS’ COLLABORATIVE Interested in machine knitting, but not sure where to start? Founded in 2011, the Midwest Machine Knitters’ Collaborative and its members have encouraged each other in…

Interact Center: J A Q Purple 7

February 21 – April 12, 2023 With this exhibition, we welcomed artists from our program partner, Interact Center. This exhibition, in our Community Gallery, was a part of Textile Center's 2023 Fiber Art for All week. Curator Statement:…

Fresh Eye Arts: 3 Fiber Artists

February 21 – April 12, 2023 We welcomed artists from our program partner, Fresh Eye Arts. This exhibition, in our Library Gallery, was a part of Textile Center's 2023 Fiber Art for All week. About the exhibiting artists:…

2022 McKnight Fiber Artist Fellowship Exhibition

January 17 – April 8, 2023 • Joan Mondale, Mary Giles, and Community Galleries Featuring the work of 2022 McKnight Fiber Artist Fellows Moira Bateman & Blair Treuer Press and exhibit links to the 2022 Fellows' exhibitions: Moira…

A Common Thread: Work of Artists from Textile Center (at Carnegie Art Center)

January 12 – February 18, 2023 Carnegie Art Center Mankato, MN Featuring the work of 37 Textile Center members whose work was a part of Textile Center's 2021 and 2022 A Common Thread exhibitions Carnegie Art Center visitor…

INTERLACE Student Exhibition – Fall 2022

November 1, 2022 – January 7, 2023 • Library & Community Galleries Featuring the work of students in the Summer 2022 INTERLACE: Improv Quilting and INTERLACE: Shibori classes. Visit Textile Center to see the exhibition in person Tuesday –…

Guild Wall Feature: Weavers Guild of Minnesota

October 30, 2022 – March 1, 2023 CELEBRATING LEARNING AT THE WEAVERS GUILD OF MINNESOTA  If you want to learn the arts of weaving or spinning, where can you go? For more than 80 years, the Weavers Guild…

A Common Thread 2022

July 26 – October 15, 2022 The A Common Thread annual member exhibition is back for its 22nd year! Always a favorite, this exhibition showcased a fabulous array of fiber art created by Textile Center’s members! Now in…

Guild Wall Feature: Minnesota Quilters, Inc

May 3 – July 13, 2022 Since its formation in 1978 Minnesota Quilters, Inc. has been a leader in providing creative quilting education, activities, and mentoring through a welcoming and diverse community of quilters with various skills and…

CONTINUUM

April 19 – July 9, 2022 • Joan Mondale Gallery & Mary Giles Gallery Featuring the work of Hale Ekinci, Clare Hu, Dong Kyu Kim, Na Chainkua Reindorf, SHENEQUA, and welcoming Minnesota-based artists Kehayr Brown-Ransaw, Jocelyn Suzuka Figueroa,…

INTERLACE Student Exhibition – Spring 2022

March 29 – June 30, 2022 • Library & Community Galleries Featuring the works of students from the Winter 2021/22 INTERLACE: Adventures in Sashiko, INTERLACE: Creating a Reliquary, and INTERLACE: Surface Design classes. Visit Textile Center to see the…

Guild Wall Feature: Polymer Clay Guild

March 1 – April 30, 2022 The Polymer Clay Guild of Minnesota is a fun, relaxed group of polymer clay artists, crafts people and creative explorers. We meet monthly to share our creations, discuss ideas and discover new…

2021 McKnight Fiber Artist Fellowship Exhibition

January 18 – April 9, 2022 • Joan Mondale Gallery Featuring the work of 2021 McKnight Fiber Artist Fellows Sarah Kusa & Ka Oskar Ly Sarah Kusa Kusa creates sculpture and installationsdealing with themes of humanvulnerability and interconnection,…

Jane Bassuk: Looking In and Out

January 11 – April 9, 2022 • Mary Giles Gallery Featuring the work of artist Jane Bassuk At first glance, Jane Bassuk’s art quilts reference surreal landscapes using shapes derived from the flora and fauna of the living…

Guild Wall Feature: Minneapolis Modern Quilt Guild

January 5 – February 26, 2022 We are an inclusive community of modern quilters. We define “Modern” not so much as a style but an attitude! We are part of The Modern Quilt Guild, an intenational organization of…

INTERLACE Student Exhibition – Fall 2021

November 16, 2021 – March 5, 2022 • Library & Community Galleries Featuring the works of students from the Fall 2021 INTERLACE: Art to Wear, INTERLACE: Felting, INTERLACE: Freeform Sashiko, and INTERLACE: Improvisational Quilting classes. Visit Textile Center to see the…

Textile Center at the 2021 Minnesota State Fair

August 26 – September 6, 2021 • Minnesota State Fairgrounds • Selections from A Common Thread 2020 Check out Textile Center's display of selections from A Common Thread 2020 member show in the Creative Arts Building at the…

A Common Thread 2021

July 6 - October 16, 2021 Thank you for joining us for the 21st year of A Common Thread, our annual member exhibition. Always a favorite, this exhibition showcased a fabulous array of fiber art created by Textile…

Guild Wall Feature: Minnesota Contemporary Quilters

July 1 – August 31, 2021 Minnesota Contemporary Quilters has an annual challenge for its members. This year’s challenge was “Turning Points” and present-ed the opportunity for each member to be inspired by a turning point that offered…

Racism: In the Face of Hate We Resist

March 26 – June 12, 2021 • Textile Center's Joan Mondale Gallery, Mary Giles Gallery, & Community Gallery This international juried exhibition shares the stories of resistance and fortitude that have been integral to the survival of Black…

Freedom Rising: I Am the Story / Quilts by L’Merchie Frazier – Virtual Exhibition

January 28 – September 19, 2021 • Minneapolis Institute of Art (Mia)   Statement by artist L’Merchie Frazier: "Black and Indigenous people have a shared history of over 500 years in unwritten, unrecognized, and unacknowledged narrative about the…

2020 McKnight Fiber Artist Fellowship Exhibition – Virtual Exhibition

January 12 – March 13, 2021 • Textile Center Galleries • Featuring the works of 2020 Fellows Eun-Kyung Suh and Liz Miller Textile Center was pleased to present the work of our two inaugural McKnight Fiber Artist Fellows:…

Sacred Invocations / Quilts by Sylvia Hernández

January 12 – March 13, 2021 • Textile Center, Community Gallery Statement by artist Sylvia Hernández: “I create story quilts to continue to pass the story on to others. These quilts are created in my heart and soul…

INTERLACE – Winter 2021 – Virtual Exhibition

January 12 – March 13, 2021 • Library Gallery & Community Gallery Featuring the works of students from INTERLACE: Creating a Reliquary and INTERLACE: Sashiko – Adventures in Stitching fall 2020 digital classes. Our INTERLACE program is supported…

Guild Wall Feature: Minneapolis Modern Quilt Guild (MMQG)

January 4 – February 27, 2021 The Minneapolis Modern Quilt Guild was founded in 2010, at the emergence of the national modern quilt movement. Though Minneapolis is in our name, our members are from all over the Twin…

We Are the Story: The Protest Series / Quilts by Penny Mateer

October 15, 2020 – May 16, 2021 • Weisman Art Museum Statement by Penny Mateer: “The Protest Series grew out of my love of protest music released in the 1960s and 70s – music that inspired people to…

I Wish I Knew How it Feels to be Free / Quilts by Dorothy Burge

September 29 – December 24, 2020 • Textile Center, Community Gallery Statement from the artist: “I Wish I Knew How it Feels to be Free is a series of social justice art quilts that document and raise awareness on…

Gone but Never Forgotten: Remembering Those Lost to Police Brutality

September 15 – December 24, 2020 • Textile Center, Joan Mondale Gallery February 13 – April 1, 2021 • Selection of 21 quilts • Lanesboro Arts Gone but Never Forgotten: Remembering Those Lost to Police Brutality is a national juried…

We Who Believe in Freedom (Quilts by members of WCQN)

September 10 – November 1, 2020  • American Swedish Institute's Osher Gallery We Who Believe in Freedom was first presented in 2016 to honor the 55th anniversary of the Freedom Riders, and it represents works by members of WCQN that…

Roots of Our Labor

July 7 - October 10, 2020 • Studio Gallery The 2019-2020 grantees of the Jerome Fiber Artists Project Grant celebrated another year of the program’s success by proposing and producing projects that challenged their studio practices and the…

Art Cloth Network: Full Circle

July 7 - September 21, 2020 • Community Gallery From tradition to innovation and back, 27 member artists of the Art Cloth Network, a national organization of textile and fiber arts professionals celebrating its 20th anniversary year, prove…

PRIDE

July 7 - September 7, 2020 • Joan Mondale Gallery Textile Center is proud to present PRIDE, the first exhibition in our history in tribute and support of nationally known textile artists in the LGBTQ+ community. Join us…

MSS Textile Showcase

Opening July 7, 2020 • Library Gallery Midwest Special Services (MSS) and Textile Center collaborated in 2019 to offer sequential learning workshops in shibori and embroidery to MSS day program participants. Textile Center instructors Susan Leschke and Sandra…

Guild Wall Feature: Spun Gold 2020

Starting March 1, 2020 2020 Spun Gold Wall Stop by and check out the work by our 2020 Spun Gold Winners: Carolyn Halliday, Nancy Mambi, Mary Skoy, and Ginny Smith!

A Common Thread 2020

January 9 - March 14, 2020 Join us in our Silver Anniversary year for A Common Thread, our annual member exhibition. Always a favorite, this exhibition showcases a fabulous array of fiber art created by Textile Center's members! This is…

Guild Wall Feature: Minnesota Feltmakers’ Guild

January 1 – February 28, 2020 Minnesota Feltmakers' Guild The goals of the guild are: To promote felted fiber art, Increase awareness of felt making, and Offer a forum for felt makers where information can be shared. The…

Guild Wall Feature: Crochet Twin Cities

November 1 - December 31, 2019 Crochet Twin Cities (CTC), Stitches The Crochet Twin Cities guild (CTC) was first formed in 2010 by several friends who wanted to get together with other crocheters. As the group grew, they…

Artisan Textiles from India

November 1 - December 24, 2019 • Studio Gallery Buy exquisite, hand-made fiber gifts created by 100+ artists! Shop the work of two textile artisans from Kutch, Gujarat, India in Textile Center's Studio Gallery. Abdul Jabbar Khatri uses…

Interlace Classes in the Galleries

October 29 – December 24, 2019 • Library and Community Galleries Check out the magnificent creations from the Interlace classes in the Library & Community Galleries! Interlace is a new program of daytime classes geared toward building new…

Textile Center at the 2019 Minnesota State Fair

August 22 – September 2, 2019 • Minnesota State Fairgrounds • Selections from A Common Thread 2019   Check out Textile Center's display of selections from A Common Thread 2019 member show in the Creative Arts Building at…

Friends of Mary: Honoring the Legacy of Mary Giles

August 12 — October 26, 2019 • Studio Gallery Curated by Jim Harris Artist Reception: Wednesday, August 14, 5:30 – 7 pm Friends of Mary presents the work of nine of Mary’s artist friends who have made work…

Silver Jubilee

August 12 — October 23, 2019 • Joan Mondale Gallery Artist Reception: Wednesday, August 14, 5:30 – 7 pm In celebration of Textile Center’s 25th Anniversary, Silver Jubilee features eleven artists who have made significant and unique contributions…

Insook Choi: Ulsan Bangudae

August 12 — October 23, 2019 • Community Gallery Curated by Chunghie Lee Artist Reception: Wednesday, August 14, 5:30 – 7 pm Ulsan Bangudae presents the Bojagi works of Insook Choi, a designated Master of Bojagi by the…

Guild Wall Feature: Minnesota Knitters’ Guild

July 1 - August 31, 2019 Minnesota Knitters’ Guild Formed in 1985 as a knitting group, the Minnesota Knitters’ Guild has grown into a community of over seven-hundred knitters. Our members range in age from pre-teen to well…

Orient, Disorient, Repeat – Jerome Artist Exhibition

May 23 — July 27, 2019 • Joan Mondale Gallery Showing the work of the Jerome Fiber Artist Project Grantees 2018/2019 Artist Reception: May 23, 5:30–7 pm, with Jerome artist talks at 6 pm Janet Dixon Janet Dixon uses…

Katya Oicherman: Stories of the Torn Swaddling Cloth

May 23 — July 27, 2019 • Studio Gallery Oicherman’s installation in the Studio Gallery features embroidery and video to tell a story of transforming a swaddling cloth into a Jewish ritual textile. In its close proximity to…

Kay McCarthy: For the Love of Quilting

May 16 — July 27, 2019 • Community Gallery A prolific quilter since the 1980’s, McCarthy grew up in St. Louis Park and began quilting after careers as a lawyer and teacher. Her interest in algebra and geometry…

Guild Wall Feature: Polymer Clay Guild of Minnesota

May 1 - June 30, 2019 Polymer Clay Guild of Minnesota (PCGMN), "Patterns" The Polymer Clay Guild of Minnesota (PCGMN) was founded in 2002 by Layl McDill, Maureen Carlson, Terry Giacomini, Jean Heidenreich and Kay Panner, among others.…

Alanna Stapleton: Outlooks

March 18 — May 25, 2019 • Library Gallery Outlooks, an exhibit of new works from local artist Alanna Stapleton, features her signature graphic style. From a first person perspective, Stapleton’s works are meticulously rendered with needle and…

Structured

March 18 — May 16, 2019 • Joan Mondale & Studio Galleries Artist Reception at Textile Center ~ Thursday, March 28, 5-9 pm (Image: Gina Telcocci, Equivocator) Textile Center, in collaboration with the National Council on Education for the…

Wone Vang: Iconic

March 18 — May 11, 2019 • Community Gallery Iconic, new work by Twin Cities artist Wone Vang, includes motifs and images from superstars to everyday objects, all executed in her signature cross-stitch, a nod—with a contemporary twist--to…

A Common Thread 2019

January 10 - March 2, 2019 Our A Common Thread member exhibition is always a favorite, featuring a great array of fiber art created by Textile Center's members. Join us for the Artist Reception, Thursday, January 10, 5:30…

Guild Wall Feature: Zumbro River Fiber Arts Guild

January 1 - February 28, 2019 Zumbro River Fiber Arts Guild "This is a group of fiber enthusiasts from Southeastern Minnesota who embrace many crafts such as spinning, weaving, knitting, felting, tatting, crocheting, quilting, hand-dyeing and more. The…

Cultural Cloth: Artisan Textiles from Around the World

November 1 - December 24, 2018 As part of the Holiday Gallery Shop pop up and available for purchase, Cultural Cloth founders Mary Ann Wise and Jody Slocum bring to Textile Center's Studio Gallery a selection of their artisan made home decor…

Textile Center at the 2018 Minnesota State Fair

August 26 – September 6, 2018 • Minnesota State Fairgrounds • Selections from A Common Thread 2018 It's always a pleasure to install Textile Center's display in the Creative Arts Building at the State Fair -- a terrific…

Guild Wall Feature: Minnesota Contemporary Quilters – Celebrating 25 Years of Fiber Art

September 1 - October 31, 2018 • Minnesota Contemporary Quilters is a creative group of amateur and professional quilters and fiber artists. We create wall art, 3-D pieces, bed quilts and more. Our members engage in a variety of…

Susie Taylor: Poetic Geometry

August 30 – October 27, 2018 • Studio and Community Galleries In an exploration of geometric abstraction that tends toward minimalism, Susie Taylor uses the grid, inherent to the weaving process, as both a jumping off point and…

Jiseon Lee Isbara: Displaced

August 30 – October 20, 2018 • Joan Mondale Gallery “My identity as a first generation immigrant who is a woman and person of color is unpleasantly reminded everyday.” The complexity of current cultural discourse is addressed in…

The Summer of Stitch, Stitch, Stitch

June 4 – August 18, 2018 • Susan Brandeis' Lost Language extended through Saturday, August 25! Artist Reception, Thursday June 7, 5:30 – 7:00PM Whether it is about passing a thread or filament through a material to join pieces together,…

Guild Wall Feature: The Needlework Guild of MN

May 1 - June 30, 2018 • The Needlework Guild of Minnesota presents an exhibit on the Guild Wall and in the Textile Center Pat O'Connor Library. The Needlework Guild of Minnesota is a non-profit 501(c)(3) educational organization founded in…

Artists in the Kitchen Exhibition

March 21 – May 19, 2018 • Textile Center Galleries 50 works by women artists inspired by 50 women chefs & restaurateurs Public Reception: Thursday, March 29, 5:30 - 7 pm Reception small bites courtesy of Red Stag Supperclub,…

Library Exhibit: Edible Dyestuffs

This display in the Library Gallery is comprised of natural fibers dyed using edible materials. The basic recipe used was 10% alum and 8% cream of tartar / weight of fiber for the mordant. Fresh ingredients were used…

Guild Wall Feature: Minnesota Feltmakers’ Guild

March 1 - April 30, 2018 Minnesota Feltmakers’ Guild invites you to Textile Center’s Guild Wall to see a broad range of felted fiber art. In addition to individual guild member work, experience the Guild’s group boot making…

A Common Thread 2018

January 8 – March 10, 2018 • Textile Center Galleries Artist Reception: Wednesday, January 10, 5:30 – 7:30 pm “A Common Thread 2018 brings together our community of textile artists for this annual celebration of work honoring textile…

Guild Wall Feature: Midwest Machine Knitters’ Collaborative

In December 2011, a Meet & Greet event was held at the Textile Center to explore the potential of Midwest Machine Knitters’ Collaborative becoming a reality. The enthusiasm of those who attended reinforced a belief that a centralized…

Cultural Cloth: Shop Artisan Textiles from Around the World

November 1 - December 24, 2017 • Studio Gallery As part of the Holiday Gallery Shop, Cultural Cloth founders Mary Ann Wise and Jody Slocum bring to Textile Center a selection of their artisan made home decor and personal accessories from the (primarily)…

Guild Wall Feature: Minnesota Knitters’ Guild

When the air get cold, knitters are happy because they have an excuse to show off their hand-knit mittens, gloves, and socks. These small everyday items are a great place to show off lace, cables, color work and…

Celebrating 20 years: MN Basket Weaver’s Guild

September 5 - October 28, 2017 • Library Gallery & Guild Wall Artist Reception: Thursday, September 7, 6 - 7:30 pm Overflow parking: 3300 University Ave SE (surface lot 3 blocks east of Textile Center) Featured artists: Martha…

Loop-Rust-Skin-Mind: 4 Jerome Emerging Fiber Artists

Elizabeth Garvey, Julie Hassler, Kristin Hoelscher-Schacker, Catherine Missaghi September 5 - October 21, 2017 • Joan Mondale Gallery Artist Reception: Thursday, September 7, 6 - 7:30 pm Join us at the reception for artist talks in the gallery,…

Insula: Kristi Swee Kuder

September 5 - October 21, 2017 • Studio Gallery Artist Reception: Thursday, September 7, 6 - 7:30 pm Overflow parking: 3300 University Ave SE (surface lot 3 blocks east of Textile Center) Kuder’s new work involves a temporary…

Still Lifes in Indigo: Barbara Schneider

September 5 - October 21, 2017 • Community Gallery Artist Reception: Thursday, September 7, 6 - 7:30 pm Overflow parking: 3300 University Ave SE (surface lot 3 blocks east of Textile Center) Using old Japanese boro fabrics as…

Textile Center at the 2017 Minnesota State Fair

Deborah McCleary Foutch, Charging the Aquifer August 24 – September 4, 2017 • Minnesota State Fairgrounds • Selections from A Common Thread 2017 Join us in the Creative Activities Building to see an amazing array of pieces from this…

BIG & SMALL: MN Contemporary Quilters’ Challenge

July 6 - August 26, 2017 • Community Gallery We humans love small things – babies, kitties, miniatures. Think about how small we are in the universe when looking up at the night sky. HGTV has shows about…

Sara D. Langworthy: A Retrospective

July 6 – August 26, 2017 • Studio Gallery A love affair and heroic journey with fiber arts A selection of eye-popping art coats, gorgeous wall hangings, kumihimo jewelry, and wearable art by Textile Center’s beloved teaching artist. Remembering Sara…

Wildfires: Regina V. Benson

July 6 – August 26, 2017 • Joan Mondale Gallery Opening Reception: Thursday, July 6, 6—8 pm Artist Gallery Talk:  Friday, July 7, 12-12:45 pm In Wildfires I have brought together an experiential textile installation of my burning monoliths,…

Memory Works: Rosalie Dace

May 18 – June 24, 2017 • Community Gallery “These works come directly from my life and memories of growing up in rural South Africa. As with all of our lives, much has changed over the years, and…

Barbara Lee Smith: That’s How the Light Gets In

May 4 – June 24, 2017 • Joan Mondale Gallery Opening Reception with the Artist: Thursday, May 4, 6 – 8 pm   That’s How the Light Gets In: Reflections on Transitions Recent Work by Barbara Lee Smith…

WOW! Textile Artists on Tuesday exhibition

May 4 – June 24, 2017 • Studio Gallery Opening Reception: Thursday, May 4, 6 – 8 pm Welcome to the work of a group of women who have been meeting at the Textile Center on Tuesday mornings…

Polymer Pizazz: Polymer Clay Guild of MN

March 9 – June 24, 2017 • Library Gallery Opening Reception: Thursday, March 9, 6-8 pm Artists Featured Laura Burlis Nicoleta Cornea Grace Enebo Terry Giacomini Mary Holland Deb Hutchinson Julie Johnson Xan Laurence Layl McDill Marilyn Morrison…

Timely Stitches: the Lakes & Prairies Smockers

March 9 – May 13, 2017 • Library Gallery Opening Reception: Thursday, March 9, 2017 Artists featured: Maria Cremer Sandra Gandara Breta Hovel Judy Kaatz Located near the Twin Cities, the Lakes & Prairies Smockers is an active…

Prince Quilts – Virtual Exhibition

Commemorating His Purple Reign: A Textural Tribute to Prince March 9 – April 29, 2017 • Joan Mondale Gallery • Textile Center March 15 – June 17, 2018 • Wisconsin Museum of Quilts and Fiber Art, Cedarburg, Wisconsin October 12,…

National Ties: Contemporary Textiles from the National Artist Advisory Council

March 9 - April 22, 2017 • Studio Gallery Opening Reception: Thursday, March 9, 6 - 8 pm Featuring works by Carolyn Halliday, Dr. Carolyn Mazloomi, Mary Giles, Pat Hickman, and Tracy Krumm, five internationally renowned fiber artists who serve on…

Mary Hark: An Indigo Swatch Book

March 8 – May 13, 2017 • Community Gallery Opening Reception: Thursday, March 9, 6-8 pm  From chalky sky blue to deep, muddy, blue-blacks, indigo dye sings with crisp pattern, carries rivers of fluid marks, or fills stunning fields…

A Common Thread 2017

January 12 – February 25, 2017 • Textile Center Galleries Opening Reception: Thursday, January 12, 6-8 pm Textile Center’s annual member exhibition is back for a 17th year – and bigger than ever  – with 139 artists showcasing the…

StevenBe & Friends: Rockin’ the Knit World

November 1 – December 24, 2016 • Studio Gallery Takeover! The indefatigable StevenBe takes over Textile Center’s Studio Gallery, and you won’t believe the results! Don’t miss seeing this space transformed as only StevenBe could do it. Coinciding…

And Let Sounds Contribute Toward Me: texture and sound inspired by Walt Whitman poems

November 1 – December 24, 2016 • Library Gallery 8 fiber artists present 14 pieces of art inspired by a Walt Whitman poem. This exhibition will challenge patrons to share a common experience through poetry, music and fiber…

A Family Affair: Paper and Textile Work by Julie Sirek

September 8 – October 26, 2016 • Library and Community Galleries Opening Reception: Thursday, September 8, 6 – 8 pm • Free Promoting awareness of the devastating impact of domestic violence. Artist Statement As a child, I repeatedly…

Observe • Record • Relate – Jerome 2016

Jerome Fiber Artists Project Grant Exhibition September 8 - October 22, 2016 • Joan Mondale Gallery Opening Reception: Thursday, September 8, 6-8 pm Overflow Parking in the Tierney Brothers parking lot at 3300 University Ave SE, Minneapolis (east…

Meet Your Maker: Artwork of Target’s Product Design and Development Team

September 8 - 22, 2016 • Studio Gallery Opening Reception: Thursday, September 8, 6-8 pm Meet Your Maker features the art of Target Product Designer and Developers in a new collaboration with Textile Center. Target attracts excellent fiber artists from across…

Textile Center at the 2016 Minnesota State Fair

August 25 – September 5, 2016 • Minnesota State Fairgrounds Selections from A Common Thread 2016 Join us in the Creative Activities Building to see an amazing array of pieces from this year’s Textile Center member exhibition, selected…

The Power of Maya Women’s Artistry

July 7 – August 27, 2016 • Joan Mondale Gallery • Opening Reception: July 14, 6-8 pm I want to make a rug that absorbs people, I want them to have the impression that they are walking through my…

Naturally: A Natural Dye Invitational

July 7 – August 27, 2016 • Library and Community Galleries Opening Reception: Thursday, July 14, 6-8 pm Also on Thursday, July 14 at 6:30 pm: Michel Garcia Lecture $15 for Textile Center Members/$20 for non-members. The concept…

Natural Dye: Experiments and Realizations by Catharine Ellis

July 7 – August 27, 2016 • Studio Gallery Experiments and Realizations showcases the work of the originator of the woven shibori process and author of Woven Shibori. Catharine Ellis has been a weaver and a dyer for over 40 years.…

On Borrowed Time: Postponing the Inevitable

May 12 – June 25, 2016 • Joan Mondale Gallery Installation by Maggie Thompson Opening Reception: Thursday, May 12, 6 – 8 pm Opening Reception Artist Talk in Gallery by Maggie Thompson at 7 pm Opening Reception Parking: 2…

Red

May 12 – June 25, 2016 • Community Gallery Scandinavian Weavers – Weavers Guild of Minnesota An Exhibit of Scandinavian Weaving with a Focus on Red The Scandinavian Weavers, part of the Weavers Guild of Minnesota for more…

Joys & Tears in the Apron Strings

May 12 – June 25, 2016 • Library Gallery Yvonne Cory Lecture June 9: Down through the Decades Aprons have been a universal cover-up, a wearable garment for thousands of years. In recent decades, however, they’ve been pushed…

Haiku Two Ways

May 12 – June 25, 2016 • Studio Gallery Sandra Brick Visual art meets literary art when Sandra Brick “translates” 36 Haiku by Michael Paul Amram through shibori dyeing, embroidery, and other forms of embellishment and surface design.…

Dancing My Way Home

March 10 – May 7, 2016 • Studio Gallery New Work by Tressa Sularz, Fiber Artist Tressa Sularz, a fiber artist with a strong emphasis on contemporary basketry, lives and works in her home studio in Northeast Minneapolis. Her work reflects movement…

Inside Out Outside In: Domestic Commitments

March 10 – April 30, 2016 • Joan Mondale Gallery Installation by Sandra Menefee Taylor Opening Reception: Thursday, March 10, 6 – 8 pm Opening Reception Parking: 2 lots behind Textile Center on Sidney Place Overflow lot 1 block…

Breaking the Surface: Creating Digital Fiber Art

March 10 – April 30, 2016 • Library & Community Galleries Wen Redmond New Hampshire-based artist Wen Redmond‘s unusual use of fiber combines painting and digital media. She is a mixed media artist whose work embraces several media including digital…

A Common Thread 2016

January 7 – February 27, 2016 • Textile Center Galleries Opening Reception: Thursday, January 7, 6 – 8 pm Opening Reception Parking: 2 lots behind Textile Center on Sidney Place Overflow lot 1 block West at 2828 University Ave…

The Tapestries of Lila Nelson: Poetry, Myth and Protest

November 2 – December 26, 2015 • Studio Gallery Featuring works from the Lila Nelson Collection of the Vesterheim: The National Norwegian-American Museum & Heritage Center Opening Reception: Thursday, November 5, 6 – 8 pm Additional parking will…

The Textile and Fiber Art Book Design of Patrick Redmond, M.A.

November 2 – December 26, 2015 • Library Gallery We are pleased to display a series of books from the Textile Center Pat O’Connor Library collection designed by Minnesota-based artist and designer Patrick Redmond. Adrosko, Rita J. Plans for Making…

Better Than Recess 2015

Through October 24, 2015 • Library Gallery Celebrate the end of summer by viewing Better than Recess, an exhibition showcasing multiple textile techniques such as weaving, felting and spinning. All items were created at summer events hosted by Textile Center…

You Know Who You Are: Jerome 2015

Jerome Fiber Artists Grant exhibition September 3 - October 24, 2015 • Joan Mondale Gallery Opening Reception: Thursday, September 3, 6 - 8 pm Artists' Talk: Thursday, September 17, 7 pm Four Jerome Fiber Artists Project Grants awarded…

The Value of Contrast: Light & Dark

September 3 – October 24, 2015 • Studio Gallery Opening Reception: Thursday, September 3, 6 – 8 pm Color theory defines “value” as the amount of light (white) or dark (black) in a color (hue). By juxtaposing light-value…

Scrap Quilts: Traditional & Radical

September 3 – October 24, 2015 • Community Gallery Opening Reception: Thursday, September 3, 6 – 8 pm Minnesota Quilters were asked to make a scrap quilt composed of 80% scraps left from previous projects. Most of the…

Textile Center at the 2015 Minnesota State Fair

August 27 – September 7, 2015 • Minnesota State Fairgrounds Selections from A Common Thread 2015 Join us in the Creative Activities Building to see a selection of pieces from this year’s Textile Center members exhibition.  Also featured…

Mary Giles: A Retrospective

July 14 – August 22, 2015 • Joan Mondale Gallery Opening Reception: Thursday, July 16, 6 – 9 pm Artist Talk: 7 and 8:30 pm Slideshow Photography: Betsy Preston I interpret and express my concerns about our environment and the…

Radical Basketry Invitational

July 14 – August 22, 2015 • Studio Gallery Opening Reception: Thursday, July 16, 6 – 9 pm This exhibition displays examples of exceptional work by local basket makers concurrent to the National Basketry Organization’s conference in the…

Inside, Outside, Upside-Down: Minnesota Contemporary Quilters

July 14 – August 22, 2015 • Community and Library Galleries Opening Reception: Thursday, July 16, 6 – 9 pm Minnesota Contemporary Quilters is a creative group of amateur and professional quilters and fiber artists. Members create wall…

HGA’s Small Expressions 2015

May 28 – July 3, 2015 • Joan Mondale Gallery HGA’s Small Expressions 2015 Annual International Juried Exhibit Sponsored by the Handweavers Guild Of America For over 30 years, this breathtaking exhibition has showcased the intricacies of fiber…

Through the Years: Scanweavers

May 1 – July 11, 2015 • Textile Center’s Pat O’Connor Library Gallery • Opening Reception May 7, 6 – 8 pm Through the Years The Weavers Guild of Minnesota’s Scandinavian Weavers Study Group (Scanweavers) Through the Years…

Turtle Voices, An Exhibition of the Work of Douglas K. Limón

May 1 – July 3, 2015 • Textile Center Studio and Community Galleries Opening Reception: Thursday, May 7 • 6 – 8 pm with a Native American Drum Group featuring Grass Dancer Gavino Limón & an artist talk…

Creepy Crawly exhibit & artist talk

March 6 – May 16, 2015 • Extended through Friday, May 22, 2015 • Joan Mondale Gallery Creepy Crawly: an entomological investigation of textile pattern Opening Reception: Friday, March 6, 6 – 8 pm Jennifer Angus’ whimsical, provocative…

Compelling Curiosities: The Collective Sanctuaries of Marcella Edmund

March 6 – April 25, 2015 • Studio Gallery Opening Reception: Friday, March 6, 6 – 8 pm This whimsical and compelling exhibition explores a one-of-a-kind collection of designed and crafted boxes, each with a unique theme. Filled…

CONTEXTURE: Textiles by Carolyn Halliday and Kimber Olson

March 6 – April 25, 2015 • Community and Library Galleries Opening Reception: Friday, March 6, 6 – 8 pm Carolyn Halliday and Kimber Olson met as mentors in the Textile Center Mentor/Protégé program, where they recognized each other’s kindred…

A Common Thread 2015

January 8 – February 2015 • Textile Center Galleries A Common Thread 2015 annual members exhibition Featuring 124 artists & every form of fiber art imaginable Closing Reception: Thursday, February 26, 6 – 8 pm Free and open to the…

Celebrating Nancy MacKenzie: Forever in the Fabric of Our Lives

November 20 - December 27, 2014 • Studio Gallery This exhibition, coinciding with a memorial for fiber artist Nancy MacKenzie, features 11 pieces from her series of intertwining switches and prunings of driftwood, applewood,  and weeping willow.  Artist’s…

Truth Telling: Jerome Fiber Artist Exhibition 2015

November 13, 2014 – January 2, 2015 • Concordia Gallery & H. Williams Teaching Gallery Opening Reception: Thursday, November 13, 6 – 8 pm • Artist Talk 5 pm Presented by Textile Center and Concordia University St. Paul Artists: Susan…

Handmade Traditions: Ladyslipper NeedleArts Society

November 1 – December 27, 2014 • Library Gallery Ladyslipper Needlework Society is a nonprofit organization dedicated to fostering and preserving needlework skills such as smocking and heirloom embroidery for our and future generations through quality workmanship, education,…

Perpetual Detail at Hennepin Gallery

September 11 – November 21, 2014 • Hennepin Gallery Reception: Thursday, October 23, 5 – 7 pm • Refreshments from 6 – 7 pm This exquisite exhibition curated by Textile Center features the work of two fiber artists: Ann Hall…

Upper Midwest Bead Society: Selections from the 2014 State Fair

Through October 29, 2014 • Textile Center’s Library Gallery The Upper Midwest Bead Society’s mission is to further the understanding and enjoyment of beads, beadwork and other related techniques and mediums. umbs.org/ Pictured: Universe Necklace detail, Doris Coghill

After the Glaciers: Geoscience Embroideries by Bonnie Peterson

August 28 – October 25, 2014 • Community Gallery An investigation of cultural and environmental issues using ornate embroidery on textiles and topographic maps. Artist Statement Mixing a variety of source materials such as scientific data, early explorer’s journals, and…

20 for 20: Celebrating Textile Center’s 20th Birthday

August 28 - October 25, 2014 • Joan Mondale Gallery Opening Reception: Thursday, August 28 5:30 pm • Gather at the Community Dye Garden on 4th & 29th St. 6:00 pm • Opening Reception at Textile Center GO GREEN! At…

Textile Center at the State Fair 2014

August 21 – September 1, 2014 • Minnesota State Fairgrounds A Common Thread, 2014 Selected Pieces Join us in a new, larger space in the Creative Activities Building to see a selection of pieces from this year’s Textile…

Cycles

July 17 – August 16, 2014 • Community & Library Galleries • Minnesota Contemporary Quilters What does the word “cycles” bring to mind? In addressing this question, 39 members of Minnesota Contemporary Quilters each have their own interpretation–whether it be…

Woman Troubles

July 14 – October 25, 2014 • Studio Gallery • Jessica Larson Artist Talk: Thursday August 14, 6 pm “I wanted to challenge the gut reaction to see the pads as something beyond nasty—when you think about how…

First Time

June 19 – July 12, 2014 • Pat O’Connor Library Gallery Minneapolis Modern Quilt Guild Minneapolis Modern Quilt Guild, founded in 2010, has grown to about forty members. The guild welcomes all levels of experience and includes those…

Dreams & Memories: Contemporary Tapestries by Aino Kajaniemi

June 12 – August 16, 2014 • Joan Mondale Gallery Finland’s 2010 Textile Artist of the Year makes her United States debut at Textile Center. Kajaniemi’s bold and dramatic tapestries, often likened to sketching or a form of line etching…

Warming the Room: Finnish-American Rug Weaving

June 12 – July 12, 2014 • Community and Library Galleries Wynne Mattila and Nedra Granquist are of Finnish-American descent and grew up in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, which has the largest concentration of Finnish immigrants in…

Baskets on the Bias

May 16 – June 24, 2014 • Textile Center Pat O’Connor Library Gallery Jackie Abrams creates contemporary baskets that explore forms, colors, and materials.  This collection explores her study of bias plaited baskets, a technique she will be…

The Art of Michael Hall

May 15 – 31, 2014 • Studio Gallery Featuring Michael’s giclee prints, paper collages, and sketches from published and unpublished work.  

Start Seeing Crochet

March 6 – May 31, 2014 • Community & Library Galleries • Crochet Twin Cities When you hear the word crochet, you might think of the granny square afghan that draped on the back of the couch at your grandma’s house.  This…

Shaping Space

March 6 - May 31, 2014 • Joan Mondale Gallery Called “especially inventive” by the New York Times, Philadephia-based Leslie Pontz’s dynamic sculptures combine such disparate substances as crocheted metal, monofilament, natural wool, linen, jute, silk organza, and rusted industrial…

Designing the Self: Anna Carlson

March 6 – May 3, 2014 • Community & Studio Galleries • Anna Carlson Designing the Self: Patterns of Order and Disruption This work addresses how constructing and presenting individual self-identity parallels the process of designing and producing a textile/apparel collection. Through…

A Common Thread 2014

January 16 – February 26, 2014 • Textile Center Galleries Opening Reception: Thursday, January 16, 6 pm Textile Center’s Annual Members Exhibition Knitting, felting, screen printing, dyeing, mixed media — this show has it all!  More than 65 artists…

A Fine Line

Fiber Edge Textile Center Library Gallery October 24, 2013 – January 11, 2014 Fiber Edge is a collective of a dozen artists who work in cloth, fiber, yarn, felt, polymer clay, marbled pieces, paper, batik, surface design, natural…

I Went to the Woods

October 24, 2013 – January 11, 2014 • Studio and Community Galleries • Laurie Jacobi & Mary Jane Miller A collection of Laurie Jacobi original designs in wool. Jacobi’s unique blanket, rug, and clothing designs are inspired by nature…

30 Years of Stitching Pearls

September 9 – October 19, 2013 • Library and Community Galleries St. Paul Needleworkers Celebrating the 30th anniversary of the St. Paul Needleworkers, this collection of work by members includes hardanger, drawn and pulled thread, temari, blackwork, and crewel. …

Next: Jerome Project Grant Alumni

September 5 – October 19, 2013 • Studio Gallery Next features the work from Jerome Project Grant recipients from the first three rounds of the program, which started in 2008.  We asked these artists to tell us about their…

Elemental Matter: Jerome Fiber Artist Projects Grant Exhibition 2013

September 5 – October 19, 2013 • Joan Mondale Gallery Jerome Fiber Artist Project Grants Exhibition In December 2012, four Jerome Fiber Artist Project Grants were awarded through Textile Center and funded through a Jerome Foundation grant.  This grant…

Textile Center at the 2013 State Fair

August 22 – September 2, 2013 • Minnesota State Fairgrounds Selections from A Common Thread 2013 Join us in the Creative Activities Building to see a selection of pieces from this year’s members exhibition.  Also featured in Creative…

Abode by Minnesota Contemporary Quilters

July 25 – September 9, 2013 • Community and Library Galleries Abode is a collection of contemporary art quilts created by members of the Minnesota Contemporary Quilters in response to a themed challenge.  Each artist presents their interpretation of…

Ancestral Assemblage

July 25 – August 31, 2013 • Studio Gallery An exhibit by Sonya Berlovitz Artist Statement Between the late nineteenth century and the early twentieth century, my grandparents Sophie Golling, Morris Berlovitz, Pearl Yesnes, Himey Haskvitz and his father…

Elin Noble, Vox Stellarum

July 25 – August 31, 2013 • Joan Mondale Gallery Vox Stellarum: An Installation of Silk Itajime Panels and Sculptures Award-winning artist, author, and teacher Elin Noble was inspired to create Vox Stellarum by the 18th century prints of…

Studio showcases fig panels

Textile Center’s new Studio is an interactive workshop space for rotating exhibits and educational programs, with an emphasis on process. The flexible space allows for nimbleness in featuring cutting-edge fiber art installations that don’t fit a traditional gallery…

Blue World Green World

May 17 – July 20, 2013 • Joan Mondale and Community Galleries Our society has a complex relationship to nature. Blue World/Green World, a diverse exhibition of vibrant art quilts, explores this connection. Through multifaceted work that crosses the boundaries…

Paul O’Connor Remembered

May 17 – July 20, 2013 • Library and Studio Galleries Paul O’Connor (1921- 2013), a renowned scientist, turned his attention to weaving in his later years. Veteran local weaver Paula Pfaff said O’Connor quickly became a standout in…

A Common Thread 2013

January 18 – March 2, 2013 • Textile Center Galleries Opening Reception: Friday, January 18, 6 – 8 pm Annual Textile Center Members Exhibition This exceptional exhibition is unparalleled in showcasing the breadth of textile art. A true…

Portals

November 7 – December 22, 2012 • Community Gallery Fiber Edge Art quilts, hand-dyed silk, marbling, wearable art, and beaded wool hangings are just a sampling of the works exhibited by Fiber Edge, a collective group of 11 fiber…

Rugs by Burak AYDOGAN

November 1 – December 29, 2012 • Studio Gallery Contemporary artist Burak AYDOGAN innovatively reweaves and redyes historic kilims. Aubry Angelo, purveyors of fine rugs and carpets, presents this unique collection.

Best in Beads

October 1 – November 5, 2012 Upper Midwest Bead Society The members of Upper Midwest Bead Society are among the country’s finest bead artists. Special recognition comes in the form of juror awards and ribbons for outstanding design…

Sweater UP-Cycle

September 19 – October 23, 2012 • Community Gallery Wearable Arts Midwest presents the Sweater UP-Cycle Challenge. The design challenge was simple – recycle and re-fashion one or more sweaters and let your design sense run wild! The…

One Yard Wonders

September 13 – November 3, 2012 Selected designs from the book “Fabric By Fabric One Yard Wonders” This is a collection of designs from the book Fabric by Fabric One Yard Wonders, edited by Rebecca Yaker and Patricia…

Ages & Stages

September 7 – October 13, 2012 • Joan Mondale Gallery Opening Reception: Friday, September 7, 6 – 8 pm. Stitch. Digital technology. Nature’s discards. Manufacturing. These are the disparate forces that come together in a perfect complement in Ages…