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August 5, Friday open from 10am – 5pm and again from 7 – 11pm
Museum admission free all day

South First Friday

View two exhibits: Primary Structures explores how innovative artists using simple linear elements in combination with unconventional materials can broaden our understanding of the familiar by transforming the stitch structures of knit and crochet into large scale and compelling art. Southwestern Banded Blankets: Three Cultures, One Horizon (Collection of Jean and Roger Moss) is a unique exhibit and the first of its type to focus exclusively on banded blankets. These utilitarian and simply striped blankets showcase the rich cultural tradition of the Pueblo, the Navajo, and the Spanish Colonial Rio Grande blankets of the “Four Corners” area of the American Southwest. 
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Join us for the South First Friday Salon: Make a beautiful sculptural origami lotus out of yarn and paper, and check out our gigantic knitted yarn flowers that are currently being exhibited! 
And listen to solo classical guitarist, Michael Bautista, member of the South Bay Guitar Society. Recitals beginning 8, 8:30 & 9 PM. Click for more details

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Kids Create

August 7, 2011, Sunday
11am – 12:30pm

Kids Create

Get ready to explore the many cultures in our community with this popular program. Join us each month as we celebrate a different tradition through story and a hands-on art project. Kids Create is a multicultural arts program for children aged 5-10.
Program fee: $7.50. Must pay program fee in advance to confirm reservation. Fee may be paid online or at 408.971.0323 x14. Walk-ins accepted only if there is room at the session.

Theme this month:
Super String: Create Colorful Geometric Godseyes

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August 21, 2011, Sunday
2 – 4pm

Opening Reception

Free with Museum admission
For Members only, 1 – 2PM
Meet the Artists & Collectors, a Walkthrough
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Meet Artists & Collectors:
Joan Bose
Joe Cunningham
Jacquie Gering
Christine Morse and Michael Groom (collector)
Roderick Kiracofe (collector)
Lisa Kokin
Karin Lusnak
Barbara Wisnoski

Scrap Quilts

August 28, 2011, Sunday
1 – 4pm

Quilt Design from Scraps

Explore the world of scrap quilts by looking at various types of quilts, and develop an understanding that in scrap quilts value is more important than color. Learn to sort and organize scraps in your own studio. Then develop scrappy block patterns, and layouts by doing mock ups. Also covered will be a variety of layouts for some basic scrap blocks. You will go home with ideas and directions for creating your own scrap quilts.

Instructor will provide fabrics and all supplies needed.   
$60/ $50 (non-member /member price)
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Marie Strait has been making quilts and teaching quilting skills for nearly 40 years. She describes herself as a split personality quilter, making traditional quilts with a contemporary twist as well as enjoying the challenge of art quilts informed by her traditional roots. As a nod to her fore-mothers and in an attempt to use fabric collected over the years, she has focused on scrap quilts, gaining experience in the importance of value over color. Currently Marie teaches for quilt guilds and at A Work of Heart Studio. She is also the former president of the Santa Clara Valley Quilters Association.