PieceWork Fall 2018 Events Calendar

Indulge your love of history and textiles; attend one (or all) of these fabulous exhibitions and events. For the Fall 2018 issue of PieceWork, we combed the internet in search of all the latest happenings in the world of textiles and historical needlework. If you have an event that you’d like featured, send us an email; the details are below.


San Francisco, California: Through April 28, 2019, and September 22, 2018–January 6, 2019. Fans of the Eighteenth Century and Contemporary Muslim Fashions, respectively, at the de Young Museum. (415) 750-3600; www.deyoung.famsf.org.

Lincoln, Nebraska: Through September 16. War and Pieced: The Annette Gero Collection of Quilts from Military Fabrics, at the International Quilt Study Center & Museum. (402) 472-6549; www.quiltstudy.org.

Albuquerque, New Mexico: Through October 14. American Jewelry from New Mexico, at the Albuquerque Museum. (505) 243-7255; www.albuquerquemuseum.org.

New York, New York: Through October 8. Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination, at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. (212) 535-7710; www.metmuseum.org.


Statuary vestment for the Virgin of El Rocío by Yves Saint Laurent. Circa 1985. Courtesy of Chapelle Notre-Dame de Compassion, Paris. From the exhibition Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination, at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York. Image courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art; digital composite scan by Katerina Jebb.

New York, New York: September 7, 2018–January 5, 2019. Pink: The History of a Punk, Pretty, Powerful Color, at The Museum at FIT, Special Exhibitions Gallery. (212) 217-4558; www.fitnyc.edu/museum.

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: October 16, 2018–March 3, 2019. Fabulous Fashion: From Dior’s New Look to Now, at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. (215) 763-8100; www.philamuseum.org.

Houston, Texas: Through December 30. Arts of Islamic Lands: Selections from The al-Sabah Collection, Kuwait, at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. (713) 639-7300; www.mfah.org.

Bennington, Vermont: September 1–October 8. 1863 Jane Stickle Quilt, at the Bennington Museum. (802) 447-1571; www.benningtonmuseum.org.

Everett, Washington: October 12–14. 2018 Quilt & Fiber Arts Festival, at the Edward D. Hansen Conference Center. www.qfamuseum.org.

Ultimo, Australia: Through October 14. Reigning Men: Fashion in Menswear, 1715–2015, at the Powerhouse Museum. 61 2 9217 0111; www.maas.museum/powerhouse-museum.

London, England: Through November 4. Frida Kahlo: Making Her Self Up, at the Victoria and Albert Museum. 44 7942 2000; www.vam.ac.uk.

Symposiums, Workshops, Consumer Shows, Travel

Winterthur, Delaware: October 19–20. Embroidery: The Thread of History, A Winterthur Conference, at Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library. (800) 448-3883; www.winterthur.org.

Marquette, Michigan: October 6. Lake Superior Fiber Festival, at the Marquette Regional History Center. www.marquettehistory.org. Morocco: November 9–23. Textiles & Tajines: Morocco with Behind the Scenes Adventures. (925) 957-6690; www.btsadventures.com.

Please send your event information no later than January 2 for Summer, April 1 for Fall, July 1 for Winter, and October 1 for Spring. Email [email protected]. Listings are made as space is available; we cannot guarantee that your listing will appear.

Featured Image: Photo by Getty Images.

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