Chicago in Stitches

7th International Embroidery Conference


Embroidery and the Arts and Craft Movement
Dr. Erica Warren, Art Institute of Chicago

Estonian Folk Dress: A Living Legacy
Tiiu Kera Major General, USAF (retired)

“Fashioning”a Ritual Experience: Dress and Textiles in Ancient Greek Religion
Dr. Laura C. Gawlinski, Loyola University Chicago

Quilt: Chicago is Home (about Japanese women who were interred during WWII)
Jean Mishima, Curator of the Chicago Japanese American Historical Society

Wearing the Rainbow: Color and Pattern in Polish Traditional Dress
Jan Letowski, Pittsburgh, PA

The Art of the Ukrainian Embroidered Shirt
Lubow Wolynetz, Curator of the Ukrainian Museum, New York, NY & Stamford, CT

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Hotel Information

RESERVATIONS: Hotel Reservations are made directly through the Crowne Plaza Chicago West Loop. Please use the booking link below and mention Group Code KT4 when making reservations online (or by phone 312-829-5000). Group booking links are not mobile friendly.

DINING: Continental breakfasts served Friday and Saturday and a dessert reception follows the Thursday evening lecture. Also, only one block from the hotel is Greektown, and two blocks from hotel is Randolph Street, a.k.a “Restaurant Row.”


Registration begins August 16, 2017 and ends March 30, 2018. You can use the link below to register online.

Other ways to register

Download the registration form below
or contact Registrar Julie Fera at for more information.


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