Events Open for Registration

    • 04 Jun 2022
    • 07 Jun 2022
    • Online via Zoom (Eastern Time) - FREE Members Only Event

    Meet a Member: A Series of Fireside Chats with WARP Members 

    Our June Meet a Member Fireside Chat is with Kelly Manjula Koza, who learned of WARP in 2020. Kelly’s background includes 30 years of volunteering with an NGO based in India as well as corporate work in technology, communications, and program management, and she senses an emerging connection between gizmo-based technology overload and the rising desire for handmade items, especially in fiber arts. Kelly works with the tessitrici artigianali— the women who maintain the art of traditional handweaving on the Mediterranean island of Sardinia. Seeking to preserve, protect, promote, encourage, and advance the tessitrici artigianali and the arts, culture, and heritage of Sardinia in a sustainable manner, she founded Sardinian Arts in 2013. In 2017, she produced and curated Sardinian Textiles: An Exhibit of Handwoven Art in San Francisco, which included related events such as Intrecciati, an intercultural fiber arts project. Kelly’s documentary I Want to Weave the Weft of Time features the few remaining hand weavers of Samugheo, and she has started films about weavers working in two other areas/traditions in Sardinia. While Kelly gave many online presentations during the pandemic, plans for more in-person shows, trunk shows, presentations, and tours were slowed, but are again budding!

    Please join us for a conversation with Kelly by registering for one of the following chat sessions. 

    Sessions for Fireside Chats with Kelly Manjula Koza:  

    Saturday, June 4th at 1 pm Eastern
    Tuesday, June 7th at 4 pm Eastern  

    To keep these conversations intimate, each session is limited to 25 participants. Registration is on a first-come-first-served basis. Please only register if you are certain you can attend, to ensure no one misses the opportunity to participate. If the event is full, please register for the waitlist and we will notify you if space opens up. (And if we get a very long waitlist, we will add an additional session.) 

    Please note that these programs will be recorded and shared on the password-protected members only section of the WARP website for interested members to watch later. By registering for this event, you agree to be recorded. 

    This is a free event, limited to WARP members only. If you would like to attend, please join WARP here

    • 24 Jun 2022
    • 7:00 PM
    • 26 Jun 2022
    • 3:00 PM
    • Online via Zoom (Eastern Time / New York) - Free & Open to All

    Weave a Real Peace 2022 Annual Meeting

    Tradition, Innovation & Community Stewardship:

    Evolution of Textile Arts

    Community stewardship includes both honoring the past and safeguarding the future. In many textile communities, age-old traditions merge with new innovations. For our 2022 conference, WARP will bring together speakers from textile communities around the world to discuss questions artisans face in our ever-changing world. Please take a look at the 2022 virtual schedule below, and you can also view the full meeting program online here. We will be updating this page as we have more program information.

    This year's meeting is free and open to all to attend. Our program of panel discussions and presentations will be open to the public, and we will also have some "members only" events, such as our Annual Friday night Welcome Circle, a Saturday night celebration of WARP's 30th anniversary, our Annual Business Meeting, and “Breakout Rooms” to have time for conversation. If you are interested in attending the full meeting, please become a member here. 

    Conference Schedule

    Please note: All times are listed in US Eastern Time

    Friday, June 24 – WARP Members Only:

    7 pm: Virtual Welcome Circle, followed by time to socialize in Zoom “Breakout Rooms”

    Saturday, June 25  – Open to Public:

    11:30 am: Keynote Speaker: Lily Hope (Juneau, Alaska, USA)
    12:30 pm: Panel Discussion: Artisans Beyond Borders in Nogales, Sonora, Mexico which supports asylum seekers at the US-Mexico border.
    1:30 pm: 30-Minute Break
    2:00 pm: Afternoon Keynote Speaker: Arushi Chowdhury Khanna (Mumbai, India)
    3:00 pm: Panel Discussion: TBA

    4:00 pm: Vendor Show & Tell

    5:00 pm: 30-Minute Break
    5:30 pm: Alice Brown Memorial Scholarship Recipient Presentations
    6:30 pm: Panel Discussion: 
    Representatives of basket weaving communities from Namibia (OMBA), Guatemala (Mayan Hands), and Panama (Rainforest Baskets).

    7:30 pm: 30-Minute Break

    Saturday, June 25  – WARP Members Only:

    8:00 pm: Celebration of WARP's 30th Anniversary! This virtual party will include a WARP Member Celebration Video, a toast to WARP & special book drawing for attendees, followed by time to socialize in Zoom “Breakout Rooms”. (Please see below for details about submitting a video!)

    Sunday, June 26 – WARP Members Only:

    10:00 am: Virtual Coffee: Are you a morning person? Socialize in Zoom “Breakout Rooms” while you have your morning coffee!

    11 am: Annual Business Meeting - Join the WARP Board of Directors & Executive Director to hear about WARP's exciting activities in the past year, and give us your input.

    Sunday, June 26  – Open to Public:

    1:00 pm: Panel Discussion: Three young weavers from India, working to revive traditional weaving techniques in their communities.

    2:00 pm: Panel Discussion: Organizers in the Guatemala National Weavers Movement, giving voice to Mayan weavers standing up against design appropriation.

    3:00 pm: Closing Remarks, followed by optional discussion groups in Zoom “Breakout Rooms.

    Get Involved!

    Below are some exciting ways you can contribute:

    Contribute a 2-minute WARP Member Video:

    This is WARP's 30th Anniversary, and we are going to celebrate! We are putting together a WARP-Member compilation video to share during the Saturday night Members Only Celebration, and we hope you will participate. Please send us a short (maximum 2-minute) video telling us your name, where you live, and your favorite thing about being a WARP member. If you are a new member, please share what brought you to WARP! Please don’t be intimidated - recording on a cell phone with a video camera is perfectly fine! Please send videos by June 3. Click here to view the instruction sheet.

    Donate to our International Textile Auction:

    During the conference weekend we will also have our wonderful International Textile Auction Online - There are incredible textiles, books, jewelry, weaving tools, and more from all over the world, which were donated by WARP Members & Supporters. If you have items you would like to donate, please fill out the donation form and send it to

    Please email any questions to:

WARP's Monthly Continuing Textile Traditions Panel Discussions are free and open to all.  We encourage you to share event announcements, and contact us at with any enquiries.  Please view our full list of upcoming events and watch recordings of previous events below:

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