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Four Seasons, 2014
by Gudny Campbell

September 22, 2014 – November 9, 2014
Creating with Pixels

Creating with Pixels showcases the work of the Pixel Pals, a group of six women started by Gudny Campbell and Sandy Hart in 2007. Each artist designs her quilt in Adobe Photoshop Elements applying various Elements tools to their digital photos, then prints their design on fabric and quilts it. The group’s love of photography, quilting, and computers is evident in digital art they have created for this exhibition.

Bear Paw, c. 1900-1915
99 x 92
Photo Credit: Darwin Bearley Collection

November 15, 2014 – March 1, 2015
Antique Ohio Amish Quilts from the Darwin Bearley Collection

December 7: Member’s Walkthrough 1-2pm and Opening Reception 2-4pm

Antique Ohio Amish Quilts from the Darwin Bearley Collection includes over forty bed, crib and doll quilts, illustrating the breadth of the Ohio Amish quilt making tradition between 1880 and 1940. The strong graphics and vivid color combinations of these quilts have inspired artists and quilt makers since they were first seen outside the Amish community. Each quilt in the Bearley Collection also contains a story about its maker, recipient, or the dealer/collector who found these objects, brought them out of Amish homes and into the market place. Together, these stories reveal much about the culture that made the quilts and the one that collected them.

November 15, 2014 – March 1, 2015
Amish: The Modern Muse

Three Bay Area Modern Quilts Guilds, East Bay Modern, Bay Area Modern and South Bay Area Modern, have been invited to participate in a new community exhibition program designed to showcase local quilt makers and fiber artists. FiberSpace at the San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles is an exhibition platform where the Museum provides gallery space and community members provide the work and resources to mount a professional exhibit. Members of the three Modern Quilt Guilds are collaborating to organize the juried exhibition Amish: The Modern Muse, which will coincide with the Museum exhibition of Antique Ohio Amish Quilts: The Darwin D. Bearley Collection.


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.

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