Special Programs & Lectures

Textiles & Technology

Join us on March 30 from 1 to 4 pm  as handweaver Sally Orgren demonstrates on several multi-shaft looms and shares how textiles and technology have gone hand-in-hand for centuries. We will explore the concept of computers and how they relate to textiles. See how number sequences become intricate patterns in cloth. Sit down at a loom, throw a shuttle, and make cloth!

Free with museums admission. demonstrations from 1 to 4 pm and lecture on “Textiles and Technology” at 2 pm.

Registration is recommended as space is limited. Register here.

A vintage 1950’s Nadeau Hand-Skill loom.
A vintage 1950’s Nadeau Hand-Skill loom.

Ladies Night Out

Grab your girlfriends and visit METC at Ladies Night Out sponsored by Madison Chamber of Commerce. Enjoy light refreshments while viewing the exhibits, then shop unique handcrafted items in our gift shop. METC will also be raffling gifts, including family memberships and a selection of goodies from our shop at 6:30 and 7:30 pm. Registration required and more details for this event at www.madisonnjchamber.org. May 9 from 5:30 to 8:30 PM.

Ladies night out 2019

Narrative Threads Artist Panel

On June 6 from 6:30-8:30 PM, join textile artists Helen Kaar, Linda Rae Coughlin, and Elisa Caporale for a panel discussion and showcase of their respective works. The panel discussion will highlight the evolution of traditional techniques of hooked rugs, woven textiles, and quilting to contemporary interpretations and approaches. Artists will be available to speak individually with visitors after the panel. Light refreshments served. Registration recommended, as space is limited. Register here.