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Calendar 2010

May 1, 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:
Wondrous Weaving: Making Braids in the Japanese Style

See the complete Kids Create Calendar


May 6, Friday 10am – 5pm & 7 – 11pm
May 7, Saturday 10am 5pm

May Day Market
3rd Annual Benefit Sale

· Quilting and fashion fabrics
· Vintage clothing and artwear
· Contemporary and historical quilts
· Lots of miscellaneous items!


May 21, Saturday
10am – 4:30pm

Knitting with Wire Master Class with Adrienne Sloane

Expand your knitting horizons and get wired! Wire is a wonderful, flexible medium to use to make delicate and interesting jewelry. In this class we'll cover the basics of working with wire and make beautiful but simple pieces that can also be embellished with beads. The class will cover resources and materials and various techniques for successful wire knitting and crochet.

Register online.

Skill Prerequisite
Wireworking or jewelry making skill not required but basic knit and crochet skills necessary.
$75 - Workshop fee. Please pre-register at SJMQT
$65 - members
$15 - Materials fee (payable to instructor and will be collected class):
includes 1 spool each of 26 & 28 g wire

Materials list
Please bring size 2-5 knitting needles and similar sized crochet hooks. However, if you prefer to work either smaller or larger, make sure to pack appropriate sized tools. Double pointed metal needles are only 7” and thus easier to knit with. Bring jewelry pliers and wire cutters if you have them though this wire is fine enough to use scissors, if needed. If you would like to incorporate beads into your work, it would be best to bring them. Also, this can be fine work so bring magnifiers if you use them. Extra spools of wire will be available for purchase from instructor as needed.


Adrienne Sloane, Troubled Waters, 2011, wire, knit

May 22, Sunday
1 – 2pm

Knitting Unfettered with Adrienne Sloane

Knitting and crochet are enjoying a renaissance as artists reinterpret and liberate them from their traditional forms to create new bodies of work now being shown in galleries and museums internationally. This slide talk will cover some of the recent amazing work by established and emerging artists who are helping to change the landscape of fiber art.

$15, $10 members and students. Tickets available by calling 408.971.0323 ext. 14 or purchase online here.