Margaret Miller, the longtime Executive Director of the Textile Center, is retiring.
Miller was instrumental in forming Textile Center, and she has been the only executive director during Textile Center’s 18-year history.
Located on University Avenue in Minneapolis, the center has grown in scope over the years, hosting classes in weaving, dyeing, felting and other textile related skills, while also exhibiting work by some of the most pre-eminent fiber artists.
In a release sent out late yesterday, Textile Center Board President Ruth Stephens said:
Margaret has brought Textile Center to the point where program and space needs have outpaced the present location and the organization is gearing up for expansion. With the exciting changes Central Corridor Light Rail will bring to our neighborhood, Textile Center’s next decade should be just as dynamic as this past decade.
Miller plans to step down on July 1, after which she plans to pursue a long-term goal of providing volunteer services overseas. In the meantime, the Textile Center board of directors and its transition committee are undertaking a search process to name a new executive director.