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Calendar 2013

November 1, Saturday, 10am – 5pm

Explore the Magic of Blending Patterns with Gudny Campbell

The tradition of quilt making meets technology. In this one day workshop you will design a quilt using Adobe Photoshop Elements. Learn how to create a stencil like pattern and blend it with one or more photos and/or filtered texture in Adobe Photoshop Elements. Also learn how to print your design on fabric via Spoonflower. General Intro, quilt trunk show and broad view: Filters, Shapes, Patterns and Brushes, and Blending.

Please bring laptop with Adobe Photoshop Elements already loaded. You can purchase Adobe Photoshop Elements from

Members with $15 kit fee included: $55.00
Non-members with $15 kit fee included: $75.00

Gift Tags

November 7, Friday open from 12 – 9pm
Pay what you can 12 – 7pm and free 7pm – 9pm

South First Fridays are an eclectic evening of arts and culture in downtown San Jose's SoFA arts district, centered on South First Street. Held on the first Friday of every month, the Museum is open from 12-9pm and offers free admission from 7-9pm. It's a lively scene attended by arts-lovers of all ages.

Embroidered Gift Tags with Jen Johnson
Make a decorative, eco-friendly, handmade gift tag. These tags can be personalized to give that extra-special touch to your wrapped gifts, or choose a more general design to use them again and again. $5 Fee

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November 16, Sunday, 1 – 2pm

Yvonne Porcella Book Signing. A Memoir – Defining Why, Yvonne Porcella’s autobiography. Yvonne Porcella is a visionary in the art quilt movement, founder of Studio Art Quilt Associates, and an award-winning artist whose works are in museum collections across the U.S., including the Smithsonian Institution, de Young Museum of Art, San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles, Phoenix Art Museum, and the Museum of Arts and Design in New York. A prolific author of ten books, she tells her personal story for the first time here, transporting us through the early days of wearables and art quilt history to tales of ancestors whose contributions to California agriculture were pivotal. Porcella currently lives in California where she continues to produce works in her original and engaging style. All books will be available for purchase at the book signing. RSVP to Louise at

These exhibitions and related programs are supported in part by the David and Lucile Packard Foundation; Silicon Valley Creates, in partnership with the County of Santa Clara and California Arts Council; by a Cultural Affairs grant from the City of San Jose; and the Santa Clara Valley Quilt Association.