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Calendar 2013

July 4, Friday

The Museum will be closed on Friday, July 4 for Fourth of July holiday.

Basics of Hand Sewing

July 19, Saturday
1 – 2pm

Basics of Hand Sewing

Have you ever wanted to learn to sew? Have you been nervous to start learning or not known how to begin? This course is meant for beginning sewers. We will learn the basics of hand sewing and complete samples of each technique. These techniques include how to start and end your thread, how to sew a running stitch, basting stitch, whip stitch, slip stitch and catch stitch. Proper knowledge of how and when to use these techniques will help sewers with any of their projects from quilting to at-home decor to clothing construction. If you have been sewing for some time and would like formal assistance on brushing up your skills, please don’t hesitate to join us! There will be a $5 materials fee for fabric, thread, and sewing needles. Teaching materials including instruction for stitches, photo reminders and helpful hints will be available to take home, along with your sewing samples for later reference. Come sew with us!

Cost: $10 members/$15 non-members
Materials Fee: $5 for materials that will be supplied by the instructor. Please bring cash or check.
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No refunds, No exchanges
Minimum is 8 students
Maximum is 20 students

Optional Supplies to Bring: Embroidery scissors, a thimble, and a sewing gauge.

Instructor Bio: Katherine Halcrow is a recent transplant to Mountain View, California. She has years of experience in the fashion industry in New York City and has worked in millinery, couture bridal and women's luxury clothing. Her hats have been included in Vogue, InStyle and Real Simple magazines. Katherine's current artistic involvement is centered around braided fabric sculpture and scholarly analysis of textiles and adornment in the ancient sphere. She has B.A. in Fashion Design and an A.S. in Costume Construction from Indiana University, Bloomington and has recently finished a certificate graduate program in Art History and Classics from Columbia University in the City of New York.

Basics of Hand Sewing

July 30, Wednesday and also August 7, Wednesday
11am – 1:30pm
Lunch is from 12-1pm, Walkthrough from 1:30-2:30pm

Art to Table

Art to inspire and food to taste! Join us for a docent-led walkthrough of ITAB 3: International TECHstyle Art Biennial and whimsical quilts by American artist Vel Garrick. Finish the afternoon with a made from-scratch, two-course American lunch at First to Market, just down the street from the Museum (includes salad/sandwich, dessert, and a drink). Enjoy an afternoon with your friends and fellow fiber art enthusiasts! Your ticket includes one admission to the museum and a tasty lunch (tax and tip included).

Price: $30
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First course (Choose one):
Soup and Grilled Cheese
Strawberry Salad
Juju's Kale Salad
Veggie sandwich

Second course (Choose one):
House-made S'mores
Selection of Pie of the Day

Beverages (Choose one):
Black Iced Tea
Hot Tea
Chromatic Drip Coffee
Fresh Lemonade
Bottled Sodas
Fountain Soda

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.