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Calendar 2013

February 1, Sunday, 1 – 2pm

Roderick Kiracofe Book Signing
Unconventional & Unexpected – American Quilts Below the Radar

Unconventional & Unexpected – American Quilts Below the Radar is a stunning collection of approximately 150 eccentric and extraordinary quilts made predominantly by anonymous quilters in the US during the second half of the 20th century. Collected by renowned quilt authority and collector Roderick Kiracofe, they represent a 20th-century quilt movement that remains mostly undocumented. Unlike the familiar quilts that replicate traditional patterns of earlier centuries, these surprising textiles represent a freer, more casual, utilitarian style that departs from (and returns to) a multitude of norms and standards.

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February 6, Friday open from 12 – 7pm, Pay what you can
7pm – 9pm Free

February South First Friday

Stop by the Museum on First Friday for a craft and a look at the Amish Quilts we have on view.

South First Fridays Website

February 8, Sunday, 2pm - 4pm

Fiber Talks: with Rachel Clark
Not Just Another Coat

Join wearable art creator Rachel Clark as she shares some of her most inspiring works with you and discusses her motivations and process of creation. Rachel D.K. Clark is a contemporary folk artist, teacher and lecturer who come from a long line of sewers, beginning with her great-grandmother. She has been doing wearable art for over 30 years and teaching on the national circuit for over 20 years. Eclectic fabric mixes; vibrant designs and her keen sense of humor characterize Rachel’s work. While her work can be whimsical, political or a personal statement it always reflects her love of traditional quilt making.

Please purchase tickets here: Fiber Talks!


February 12, Thursday, 6 – 9pm

Sew Much More

Come celebrate Valentine’s Day for the evening at the San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles. Event entry fee is $10. RSVP and register by Tuesday, February 10th, you will receive a $1 off admission. Tickets can be purchased the night of the event.

Event price includes admission into the museum, finger foods, and 2 drink tickets for Gordon Biersch beer. Explore the dazzling colors and patterns in our Antique Amish Quilt Show with friends and loved ones.

There’s always “Sew Much More” though at the San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles:

  • Create a unique Valentine’s Day card for a special someone at our “Spread Love the ‘Write’ Way” table.
  • Fashion an old t-shirt into a new tote bag at our “Emotional Baggage” corner.
  • Spread the love at our “Kiss and Tell” photo booth.

Follow your heart and sign up today!
$9 per person until February 10th
$10 per person after February 10th

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.