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Friday, September 6

10:00 am – 1:45 pm



Dan McKinney Family YMCA

8355 Cliffridge Ave, La Jolla, CA 92037

Agenda of The Day


Greetings | 10 am - 10:15 am

Guild Business | 10:15 am - 10:45 am

  • President: Calling the Meeting to Order

  • Event Announcements 

Sharing Time | 10:45 am - 11:45 am

Sharing Time is a much-anticipated part of guild meetings. Members are eager to share their latest projects with the group, who are always ready to "ooh" and "ahh" over each other's efforts.

Break | 11:45 am - 12:15 pm 


Lecture | 12:15 pm - 1:00 pm

Textile Traditions of MexicoTextiles & Dress as a Cultural Expression with Stephanie Schneiderman

Social Time | 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm

Group Activity: Weaving a Personal Body Bag (Bolivia Ch'uspa bags inspired)

Adjournment | 1:45 pm

Textile Traditions of Mexico
Textiles & Dress as a Cultural Expression

Guest Speaker | Stephanie Schneiderman

Lecture|Textile Traditions of MexicoTextiles & Dress as a Cultural Expression

Cultural Journeys, Mexico & Beyond

With over 60 distinct ethnic groups, Mexico’s cultural landscape is rich and diverse. This diversity is largely evidenced by the distinctive dress worn by each ethnic group, and is a primary aspect of cultural expression and identity in Mexico.Stephanie Schneiderman has lived and traveled in Mexico for over 40 years. She’ll lead us on a virtual historic and present day journey to learn of the cultural and natural landscapes of Mexico, through the narrative of textile traditions, dress and identity.Her presentation will review aspects of pre-Hispanic dress, Spanish and Asian influences of the Colonial Period and will explore the tensions between traditional arts, globalization, cultural resistance, evolution and innovation.With Stephanie’s images and narrative, enjoy a virtual journey through Mexico, as seen through its textiles and dress; past and present.She’ll also present future travel opportunities to experience these traditions first hand!

Stephanie Schneiderman

... About

Stephanie Schneiderman was born in Havana, grew up in Mexico City, lived and studied in Miami, went to Graduate School in Phoenix. She has a B.A. in Political Science/International Relations, a Certificate in Latin American/Caribbean Studies from Florida International University, and received a Masters Degree from The Thunderbird School of Global Management in Glendale, Arizona.

Latin blood runs through her veins. Stephanie has traveled extensively throughout Mexico and, given her cultural and language fluency, has gained access to many off the path locations and communities. When her friends ask why she always goes back to Mexico, she replies, “Mexico is a vast country with so many diverse regions. You could spend a lifetime visiting Mexico and never see it all”. Tia Stephanie invites you to share her passion for Mexico and the Mexican people, our neighbors to the South.


Stephanie Schneiderman
Owner - Tia Stephanie Tours
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