Symposia

  

The annual Project Threadways Symposium brings together scholars, activists, makers, and thinkers to present research, share stories, and encourage dialogue about the connection between material culture and making—from our community to others around the globe. Presentations, dinners, tours, and workshops create a multi-day experience in Florence, Alabama. 


Freedom Quilting Bee, women around quilt. Birmingham, Ala. Public Library Archives.

2023 PROJECT THREADWAYS SYMPOSIUM 

THE COLLECTIVE: TEXTILES AS COMMUNITY

 

April 20-22, 2023

Florence, Alabama

 

Join us April 20-22, 2023, as we explore the power of small groups to create big changes through the everyday act of making. Project Threadways will share stories of those who have gathered to weave, craft, sew, and tuft—and, in doing so, created economic opportunity, organized resistance, and achieved self-determination from their work. 

 

Symposia tickets will go on sale in summer 2022. Check back here for the schedule of events, presenters, and more details.

 

PAST SYMPOSIA

2022
Textiles and Activism
2021
Textiles Across Time and Place


FRIENDS OF THE CAFE DINNERS


 

Since 2014, Alabama Chanin’s Friends of the Café dinners have nurtured a community around a commitment to responsible and sustainable practices. Today, proceeds from the dinners benefit Project Threadways and our mission. Join us for good food, good company, and smart conversations. 

 
Check back for 2023 dates