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October 5, Friday open from 10am – 5pm and again from 7 – 11pm
Pay what you can all day and free 7pm – 11pm

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 arts venues on South First Street are all open from 7 until 11pm and offer free admission and a wide variety of live entertainment. It's a lively scene attended by arts-lovers of all ages.

South First Fridays website


Polka Dot Whispers

Polka Dot Whispers
by Linda Cline
Cotton fabric, thread, acrylic paint
Raw edge applique, free motion machine quilting, painting
23 x 17

October 20
6pm – 8pm

Benefit Art Exhibition and Sale
For the past four years High Fiber has been the Museum’s signature benefit art sale created to generate support for both fiber artists and the San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles. A juried exhibition, High Fiber is an inspiring showcase for a wide variety of textile art forms including quilts, tapestries, sculpture, basketry, jewelry, wearable art and clothing, wall pieces, crochet, knitting, and mixed media pieces where fiber plays a prominent role. All of the art in this exhibition is for sale at $500 or less, with a designated percentage of the proceeds donated to the Museum. Out of seventy artists who entered 371 artworks, the final selection of works presented in High Fiber, have been created by nationally known and emerging artists, and include a variety of styles. From intimate to quirky, serious to fun, singular examples or a series the works provide textural, color, and content conversations. Established art collectors, as well as first-time buyers attending the VIP Reception on October 20 will have the first opportunity to see and purchase the newest in fiber-based artwork, and the general public is invited to attend An Afternoon of High Fiber the following day. A secondary special exhibit, FiberShots, will feature 15” x 15” artful fiber work—traditional and contemporary/non-traditional—that will be sold for $100, in support of the Museum.

High Fiber VIP Reception
Please RSVP to by October 13, 2012

October 21
2pm – 4pm

An Afternoon of High Fiber, A Public Wine & Cheese Reception
Please RSVP to by October 13, 2012


These exhibitions and related programs are funded in part by the David and Lucile Packard Foundation; Arts Council Silicon Valley in partnership with the County of Santa Clara; the City of San José; and the Santa Clara Valley Quilt Association.