INTERLACE: Creating a Reliquary – Digital Class • January 12 – March 2

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INTERLACE classes are geared for the 55+ age group, to encourage building of NEW skills and community with a cohort of peers!

Wednesdays, January 12, 19, 26, February 2, 9, 16, 23, and March 2
1 – 4 pm CST
Ceci Lewis


Join us for this EXPANDED sequential  8-Week LIVE DIGITAL class via Zoom 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. A kit of selected supplies for the class will be provided to all students, before class begins. Students will need to supplement with additional fabrics and embellishments for their final projects, as they see fit. The class will culminate with an exhibition in Textile Center’s Library and Community Galleries in April 2022.

What do you need to be prepared for class?

  • Computer or laptop, with a reliable internet connection
  • Supply kit, pen, pencil, paper, ruler or tape measure, scissors, and iron
  • The Zoom application. You will receive a Zoom link in an automated email after you register (separate from your purchase confirmation email). Please make sure you know how to use Zoom. (Click here to view a video tutorial.)


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.


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’ Seeding Vitality Arts program.

In an effort to share resources equitably with others, we ask that if you have already received an INTERLACE scholarship in the past 12 months, please contact us to submit a request for another scholarship.


  • IMPORTANT: Supply kits need to be picked up at Textile Center, OR they can be shipped to you for a $15 flat rate fee as part of the cost of your registration. 
  • Select an option from the dropdown menu — with either a “shipped supplies” or “curbside pick up” option
  • When you check out, please select “CLASS/EVENT: NO SHIPPING CHARGE” in the shopping cart to avoid an extra $8 shipping charge 
      • Kits will be shipped to the address on your registration, if you have selected any of the shipping options with your tuition.
      • Kit pick-up will available curbside, at Textile Center, 7 days prior to the first class session. Curbside pickup hours are between 11 am – 3 pm, Tuesday – Saturday.

ZOOM LINK will be sent with the email you receive upon registration.

Want to become a member and receive the member price when you register? Click HERE to check out our membership levels, add a membership to the cart, and save 10% on all classes plus other benefits, including supporting a great organization!


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Withdrawal Policy for Digital Workshops

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.

Pricing options

Member: Shipped supplies, Member: Curbside pick-up for supplies, Nonmember: Shipped supplies, Nonmember: Curbside pick-up for supplies, 25% Scholarship: Shipped supplies, 25% Scholarship: Curbside pick-up for supplies, 50% Scholarship: Shipped supplies, 50% Scholarship: Curbside pick-up for supplies, 75% Scholarship: Shipped supplies, 75% Scholarship: Curbside pick-up for supplies