Interlace: Creating a Reliquary • October 22 – December 3 • SOLD OUT!

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**THIS CLASS IS SOLD OUT. To join the waitlist, please call 612-436-0464.

Thursdays, October 22, 29, November 5, 12, 19, and December 3, 1 – 3 pm  (No class November 26)

Ceci Lewis


Join us for this sequential DIGITAL 6-Week LIVE ZOOM class that presents students with a challenge – to design and construct a reliquary using textiles! Reliquary structures abound throughout human history in cultural and spiritual practice.  Used to conceal or reveal, they express narrative and concept, and are used to hold, to enshrine, to contain power, and to protect. Reliquaries range from personal to architectural. Consider the White House, court houses, houses of worship, museums, monuments, photo albums, scrapbooks, curio cabinets – these are all reliquaries.

In this special workshop, you will use textile materials and learn textile techniques to create imagery, embellish, connect, stitch, and sew your own personal reliquary, focusing on three steps to meet the challenge: developing the concept (your idea for the project), evaluating (abilities, techniques, material appropriateness) and then design and construction of the work.  The class will culminate with an exhibition of projects in Textile Center’s Library Gallery, January – March 2021.


Generous scholarships are available. Select your tuition level from the sliding scale in the pop up list below. A supply kit of materials is provided as part of the generous grant from Aroha Philanthropies as part of their Seeding Vitality Arts program. Please have a pen, pencil, paper, ruler or tape measure, and a scissor and an iron available for use during each class


Ceci Lewis has been an artist, photographer, quilter, and garment sewer more than fifty years, with indigo and other natural dyes – and imagery using the human figure–prominent in her work. Utilizing and teaching sustainable practices – along with exploring the narrative – is her specialty. She has cultivated a rainbow of natural dye colors in her postage stamp sized yard and shared natural dyeing with more than a thousand children in the metro area. Lewis served a lead artist in collaboration with Penumbra Theatre, Textile Center, and many talented quilters for the “Black Nativity”. Her quilt, New World, is part of the Minnesota History Center’s permanent collection.


  • IMPORTANT: Supply kits need to be picked up at Textile Center, OR can be shipped to you for a $15 flat rate fee as part of the cost of your registration.
  • When selecting your registration option from the drop down menu, please indicate Curbside pick-up or Shipped supplies for your supply kit. Then, when you check out, under SHIPPING in your shopping cart, please check “Class Registration: No Shipping Required”, to avoid an additional shipping charge.
    • Kits will be shipped to the address on your registration, if you have selected any of the shipping options with your tuition.  Your kits will arrive via overnight shipping for WEDNESDAY delivery–IF NOT SOONER.
    • Kit pick-up will available curbside, at Textile Center, TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY, October 21 and 22.  Curbside pickup hours are between 11 am – 3 pm.


  • Zoom links will be sent to participants 14 days prior to the first class session.

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Withdrawal Policy

Due to the nature of digital access to the classes and distribution of supplies, refunds will not be processed if you cancel your registration in less than 7 days before the start of class.

If your notice of withdrawal or tuition transfer is received at least 7 days before the start of your workshop, you will receive a refund of your workshop payment, minus a $25 processing fee. There is no refund of workshop or processing fees if notice of withdrawal or tuition transfer is received less than 7 days before the start of your workshop. We will be happy to provide you with a receipt for your donation to Textile Center.

Pricing options

Member with shipped supplies, Member- Curbside pick-up for supplies, Non-member with shipped supplies, Non-member- Curbside pick-up for supplies, 25% Scholarship- Curbside pick-up for supplies, 25% Scholarship with shipped supplies, 50% Scholarship- Curbside pick-up for supplies, 50% Scholarship with shipped supplies, 75% Scholarship- Curbside pick-up for supplies, 75% Scholarship with shipped supplies