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Santa Fe Weaving Gallery – Santa Fe, NM – This gallery is focused on wearable art, clothing and accessories and represents national and international fiber artists. See their site for dates of current trunk shows or events.
Museums & Collections
Fabric Workshop and Museum – The Fabric Workshop and Museum was founded in 1977 with a visionary purpose: to stimulate experimentation among leading contemporary artists and to share the process of creating works of art with the public. FWM is recognized as an internationally acclaimed contemporary art museum, uniquely distinguished as the only institution in the United States devoted to creating work in new materials and new media in collaboration with artists coming from diverse artistic backgrounds—including sculpture, installation, video, painting, ceramics, and architecture.
Pacific Northwest Quilt & Fiber Arts Museum – La Conner, WA – The mission of the Pacific Northwest Quilt & Fiber Arts Museum is to present exhibitions and educational programs in all fiber arts that enrich and inspire, honor cultural traditions, and celebrate the creative spirit.
Philadelphia University’s Textile and Costume Collection – The Textile and Costume Collection at Philadelphia University represents the history of Philadelphia and American textile design over the centuries and much more. With holdings ranging from Coptic textiles of the 1st to 9th centuries and 20th century haute couture, the collection comprises an invaluable research and learning tool for students, scholars, and industry professionals.
Texas Quilt Museum – La Grange, TX – This museum features great quilt art, both traditional and contemporary, from all over the world…for visitors from all over the world.
Textile Museum of Canada – Toronto, Canada -The Textile Museum of Canada (TMC) is the only museum in Canada that explores ideas and builds cultural understanding through the universally relevant media of textiles. Located in the heart of downtown Toronto, the Museum’s permanent collection spans nearly 2,000 years and consists of more than 13,000 artifacts. A leader in the digitization of collections and interactive environments, the TMC has been recognized the world over for innovation in the development of landmark educational, research and creative initiatives.
The George Washington University Textile Museum – Washington, D.C. – The Textile Museum was established in 1925 by collector and connoisseur George Hewitt Myers to expand public knowledge and appreciation—locally, nationally, and internationally—of the artistic merits and cultural importance of the world’s textiles through scholarship, exhibitions, and educational programs. Today, its collections of more than 19,000 textiles and related objects represent five millennia and five continents, including cultures from the Middle East, Asia, Africa, and the indigenous peoples of the Americas.
The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology – New York City, NY – The Textile Collection consists of more than 30,000 textiles dating from the fifth century to the present, and includes the work of artists and designers such as Junichi Arai, Salvador Dali, Raoul Dufy, and William Morris. The textile collection includes apparel and home furnishing fabrics, laces, embroideries, quilts, and shawls. The museum has catalogued 100,000 indexed textile swatches and grouped them thematically for visual reference. The collection also includes a number of fabric sample books.
The National Quilt Museum – Paducah, KY – The National Quilt Museum works to advance the art of today’s quilters by bringing it to new and expanding audiences worldwide. We serve the quilting community by providing in-facility and traveling exhibits, youth and adult educational programs, and advocacy efforts.
The University of North Texas Fashion Collection – Denton, TX – The Texas Fashion Collection is a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and documentation of historically significant fashion. The collection is an educational resource for students, researchers, and the general public.