Join us for the following lectures!
Sunday, May 12, 2 - 4pm
Inspiration! How the Fabric of Ethnic Culture inspired my Quilting
Yvonne Porcella, a Quilter's Hall of Fame artist and legendary quilter will show slides of her work and be in conversation with Lilia Aguero, Director of Education at School of Arts and Culture. Select pieces from the collection will be on view.
Porcella is Founder and served as President of the Board of Directors Studio Art Quilt Associates 1989-2000; as well as a 16 year member of the Board of Directors of Alliance for American Quilts; 2 terms on the Advisory Board of the International Quilt Study Center, University of Nebraska; currently serving on the Board of Directors of the San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles. In 1998 she was inducted into the Quilters Hall of Fame in Marian Indiana and she was the 5th recipient of the Silver Star Award at Quilt Festival in Houston, Texas. Michigan State University selected her as a Quilt Treasure for an Alliance for American Quilts documentation project archiving the history of American Quilt makers. She was filmed for a one hour segment honoring the 2010 quilting “Legend” by The Quilt Show, hosted by Ricky Tims and Alex Anderson, shown on their subscription internet program. A major retrospective exhibition of her art work shown January to April 2012 at the new Carnegie Art Center in Turlock, CA., curated by Rebecca Phillips Abbott showcased the depth of her artistic endeavors.
Sunday, June 23, 2 - 4pm
FIND IT! BUY IT! USE IT!
Armchair travel with Roberta Horton and Mary Mashuta as they tour the world in search of fabrics for their quilts. Once these treasures are in hand, they then answer that great quilting question: "What do I do with it?" The sisters each have found their own solutions and will show you some of their quilts made with fabric from the same country but executed in a different fashion.
Roberta Horton became a quiltmaker in 1970. In 1973 she taught the first accredited Adult Education quiltmaking class in California. She has since taught in 49 states and 15 countries.Roberta is the author of 6 quilt books. For 12 years she designed plaid and stripe fabrics which were hand woven in India. She was the recipient of the 2000 Silver Star Award presented by the International Quilt Festival in Houston. This was in recognition of her lifetime body of work and the long-term effect it has had on quilting.
Mary Mashuta also began quilting in the early 1970’s and became a traveling quilt teacher in 1985. She has taught in 41 of the states and eight other countries.She learned about color and design by working in and teaching interior design where others paid her to practice making color and design choices. She is known for helping quilters learn about color and design in her classes. Mary makes both traditional and contemporary quilts. Her quilts have been juried into the top contemporary shows in the U.S. She has also competed in many conference shows and has completed 14 garments for prestigious fashion shows.
Sunday, September 29, 2 - 4pm
Leilani Bennett and Marcia Manzo, Wearable Art Creators
Art To Wear; Is It a New Concept?
The Wearable Art Movement began in the 70’s ….. or did it?
Marcia and Leilani will take you on a journey from Kurdish huts and ethnic clothing adorned with talismanic embellishment to the haute couture of the Paris runways. We will visit the Beat culture of 70’s Carnaby Street and the mountain villages of Peru.
The journey ends in the Bay area, home to a wide array of talented artists keeping the movement vibrantly alive and well.
Sunday, December 1, 2 - 4pm
Pam Moore, Artist and Lace Knitter
Each program: $20 Members/$30 Non-Members/$15 Students and Seniors
Member's Discount: $65 for the entire series if purchased by May 12. No refunds, No exchanges.
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