Celebration of Textiles: Quilting D.C.

An African American girl holds a paintbrush. There is a multicolored quilt billowing in the breeze behind her.


Bring your family to celebrate D.C.’s quilting community at the museum during its 42nd-annual Celebration of Textiles. Meet D.C.-area quilters who are keeping traditions alive or innovating what a quilt can be. See other textile demonstrations of weaving, spinning and more throughout the day, and join us on the dance floor for square-dancing lessons and live deejayed D.C. music. Enjoy a sneak peek of our exhibition Handstitched Worlds: The Cartography of Quilts, now opening September 16.

This program is supported in part by the Cynthia and Alton Boyer Fund for Education and the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities.

Square Dancing with Square-Dance Quilts

11:30 a.m. "Skip Skip Skip It" by Square Dance Heroes ft. DD Rapman
1:00 p.m. "Square Dance Medley" by Woody Guthrie
2:30 p.m. "Hoedown Throwdown" by Hannah Montana


10:15 a.m.
12:15 p.m.

Gallery Tour

3:30 p.m. Animal-themed artworks in The Textile Museum Collection

Ongoing Activities

Quilting demonstrations
Patchwork and quilting for upcycling
Collaging a textile bag
Community quilt
Loom weaving
Yarn spinning demonstrations
Lacemaking demonstrations
Embroidery demonstrations
Live deejayed dance floor
Local fiber animals
Gallery scavenger hunt
Other arts, crafts and more!

How to Participate

This event is free; no registration required. Stop by the museum anytime between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. to join the festivities.