Friday, March 21, 2008

Inspired Design: Jacquard & Entrepreneurial Textile Conference

Deadline 1: October 1, 2008 (early registration)
Deadline 2: May 1, 2008 (EMAIL)(Student Opportunity)

Inspired Design: Jacquard & Entrepreneurial Textile Conference

Hendersonville, NC
January 7-10, 2009

Keynote Speakers
Joan Morris, Textile design, "The Lion King"
Grace Bonney, founder, Design*Sponge
Michele Frick, Kansas City Art Institute

Session Speakers
Exploring five entrepreneurial textile design growth areas

Smart Textiles (e-textiles)
Matilda McQuaid,, Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, US
Joanna Berzowska, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada
Rachael Wingfield, College of London, UK

Performance and interactive textiles
Janis Jefferies, Goldsmiths College, University of London, UK
Christy Matson, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, US
Barbara Layne, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada

Boutique clothing textiles
Jill Heppenheimber, Santa Fe Weaving Gallery, US
Tim Parry-Williams, Bath School of Art and Design, UK
Pauline Verbeek-Cowart, Kansas City Art Institute, US

Exclusive interior textiles
Anna Zaharakos, Founder, Studio Z, US
Jennifer Robertson, Canberra, Australia
Ismini Samanidou, University College Falmouth, UK
Catharine Ellis, Textiles, Haywood CC Professional Crafts US

Commissioned and Public Art textiles
Mary McElwain, President, McElwain Fine Arts, US
Kari Merete Paulsen, Bergen National Academy of Arts, Norway
Bethanne Knudson, founder Jacquard Center/Oriole Mill, US

All conference attendees will receive a copy of the 56-page, four-color, INSPIRED DESIGN publication. Registration includes reception Wednesday, box lunches Thursday and Friday, shuttle service to and from the Wednesday reception and daily between conference hotels and conference site, as well as evenings from hotels to the many downtown Hendersonville restaurant options (

Advance Registration, before October 1, 2008
Professional $250 $____
College/University student $50 $____

Registration after October 1, 2008
Professional $300 $____
College University Student $75 $____

Details of Exhibition, Artists, Speakers, Conference registration forms and additional information on lodging and travel can be found at

Exhibition Schedule: TextileExhibitionSchdule.pdf

Conference Agenda and Speaker Bios: TextileConferenceAgendaSpeakers.pdf

Registration form: TextileConferenceRegistration.pdf


Ten students will be selected to receive free registration and four nights free lodging to assist with conference registration and logistics of the INSPIRED DESIGN: Jacquard & Entrepreneurial Textiles conference.

Students interested should email or mail a letter of interest BY MAY 1, 2008 to:

Dian Magie
PO Box 1127
Hendersonville, NC 28793

Visit website for details: ENEWSMarch2008