What a year it has been…


We will soon say farewell to a year that none of us will ever forget, and we look ahead to a new year, with hope that the COVID-19 vaccines will make it possible for us to start gathering again in person as a Textile Center community before this coming year’s end.

In the meantime, we will continue to do all we can in our virtual world to keep us connected, including our plans for a festive Fiber Art for All that will showcase a series of special events and workshops during the last week of February, with its centerpiece being our new Fiber Art from A to Z auction. (Click here to learn more about our Call for Entries.)

In 2021 we have an exciting line up of exhibitions, including our 2020 McKnight Fiber Artist Fellowship Exhibition featuring Fellows Eun-Kyung Suh and Liz Miller, the second half of our We Are the Story initiative, and the A Common Thread 2021 Member Exhibition  during the summer.

We will continue to be open by appointment Tuesdays through Fridays from 11 am to 3 pm starting January 5, 2021, and we will be exploring how we can bring back our Garage Sale Occasional Shop in the spring. Textile Center members will continue to be able to check out books online from our Textile Center Library for curbside pickup.

During this final day of the 2020 tax year, we also encourage you to consider making a tax deductible gift to Textile Center. Did you know that the 2020 CARES Act allows taxpayers to deduct donations to a charity of up to $300 on your federal tax return? This deduction comes on top of the standard deduction for single filers or those married and filing jointly. We appreciate a year-end gift of any size. Donate here.

Thank you for being part of our Textile Center family. We are grateful to all of you who have taken classes, viewed our exhibitions, volunteered your time and expertise, and made financial contributions.

We look forward to seeing you in 2021 … a year filled with so much promise.

With gratitude,

Karl Reichert, Executive Director


Textile Center makes it easy to give in a variety of ways:

  • Give appreciated stocks, bonds, or mutual fund shares (which may be more tax efficient than cash) .
  • Make a qualified charitable distribution from your IRA. The IRA Charitable Rollover law allows those 70½ and older to give up to $100,000 without paying federal income tax upon withdrawal.
  • Ensure your contribution goes further by choosing to make your online gift “sustaining,” and your credit card will be charged monthly.
  • Join our Leadership Circle, a special category of membership and support, which provides access to special making and artist events, tours, and other exciting opportunities!

If you have any questions about these options, contact Karl Reichert at kreichert@textilecentermn.org