Celebration of Textiles

Saturday, September 3, 10 AM–5 PM

Join us at the museum and GW’s Mid-Campus Quad for a free family festival celebrating the textile arts and cultures from around the globe. Stop by on Saturday for artist demonstrations, hands-on crafts, and international performances inspired by the exhibition Stories of Migration: Contemporary Artists interpret Diaspora. Art activities will continue on Sunday. Funded in part by the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities, an agency supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.

Artist Demonstrations

  • Weaving by Chesapeake Weavers and the Art League
  • Sheep from Leesburg Animal Park
  • Spinning by Fluff N’ Nonsense
  • Lace making by Chesapeake Lace Making Guild
  • Quilting by Sondra Hassan, Gwendolyn Jackson, and Susan Callahan
  • Needle felted dolls by Erika Cleveland
  • Knitting by museum docents and GW student organizations
  • Embroidery by the Japanese Embroidery Group


  • Print on fabric with artist Julie B. Booth
  • Weave with paper
  • Quilt a migration square
  • Learn to knit with a museum docent
  • Dress-up in clothing from around the world


  • 11:15 AM, Storytelling by Arianna Ross of Story Tapestries
  • 12 PM, African dance by Coyaba Dance Theater
  • 1:30–3:30 PM, Music and dance by GW international student organizations

Sunday, September 4, 1–5 PM

Art activities will continue at the museum on Sunday.