SJMQT at PIQF: "Inspired by..."
Oct
17
to Oct 20

SJMQT at PIQF: "Inspired by..."

Pacific International Quilt Festival
Make sure to visit our booth, “Inspired by…”

Artists gain inspiration from everywhere; whether it is a pattern, hue or shade, it just takes a spark for creativity. Molas enthrall us with their bold designs and meticulous attention to detail. Techniques and fabrics, such as resist dyeing and kimono textiles, influence quilt artists in new and unique ways.

2009.397.68 - Modern Fabric with Mola designs

2009.397.68 - Modern Fabric with Mola designs


2009.409.013 - Charlotte Patera 'Coso Too Quilt'

2009.409.013 - Charlotte Patera 'Coso Too Quilt'

The Merchants Mall & Quilt Show’s daily hours:

Thursday, October 17 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Friday, October 18 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Saturday, October 19 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sunday, October 20 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

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Opening Reception: Know Your Meme, Stories of West Africa, & Form and Function
Oct
19
7:00 PM19:00

Opening Reception: Know Your Meme, Stories of West Africa, & Form and Function

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Celebrate the opening reception for SJMQT's newest exhibitions:

KNOW YOUR MEME: STITCHING VIRAL PHENOMENA

STORIES OF WEST AFRICA: HOLLIS CHATELAIN

FORM AND FUNCTION: FIBER ARTS FOR THE 21ST CENTURY
SECOND ARTIST MEMBERS BIENNIAL


Members Reception, 6 - 7pm
Public Reception, 7 - 9pm

Naomi Swyers  Never Quit,  2019 Watercolor, embroidery floss, thread Embroidery, watercolor,

Naomi Swyers
Never Quit, 2019
Watercolor, embroidery floss, thread
Embroidery, watercolor,


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Artist Benefit Member Speed Dating and Demo
Oct
25
7:00 PM19:00

Artist Benefit Member Speed Dating and Demo

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Tricia Royal

Tricia Royal

Reserve your Friday night for DATE night!

Speed Dating that is- with other artists. Come to this quick-paced meet and greet and mingle with other Bay area artists. Bring business cards and pictures of your art and find creatives friends, collaborators and your future artistic community!

Also SJMQT Artist in Residence, Tricia Royal, will offer a demonstration on her printing process. You can check out her work here.

Free for Artists Benefit Members,
But RSVP is required!

*Not a member? Go to
https://www.sjquiltmuseum.org/membership
and become a member at any level, and also tack on the Artist Benefit Membership for $20.

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Meg Cox, Success Stories: What it Takes to Make it Big in Quilts
Oct
27
3:00 PM15:00

Meg Cox, Success Stories: What it Takes to Make it Big in Quilts

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 "Success Stories: What it Takes to Make it Big in Quilts"

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Meg Cox has used her expertise as a financial journalist (including 17 years as a staff writer for the Wall Street Journal) to research the biggest names in quilting and uncover their secrets to success. She'll talk about lessons learned by icons from Eleanor Burns to Tula Pink, as well as the strategies of people who found fortune but not fame in quilting (you won't know their names). Her Powerpoint lecture will inspire you whether or not you want to make a profit from your passion. 

  • $15.00  -  Members

  • $25.00  -  Non-members

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Kantha Style, Collage, Mini-Quilt Workshop with Tricia Royal
Nov
3
11:30 AM11:30

Kantha Style, Collage, Mini-Quilt Workshop with Tricia Royal

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Fee:
$15.00 Members,
$25.00 Non-members (Fee includes admission to the museum)

Workshop Type: Hand-sewing
Instructor: Tricia Royal
Experience Level: No experience required, age 12 to adult
Spots available: 20

In this workshop, we will make a 12” x 12” hand-quilted (or less) miniature quilt inspired by the Kantha quilts of Bangladesh using raw-edge appliqué.  Kantha is pronounced “KAHN-ta”, which means “rags” in Sanskrit. These collage-like quilts are fun and easy to make, and the process is meditative. Bring a handful of treasured fabric scraps (any fiber or content will work, but natural fibers like cotton, linen, and silk work well), but you are welcome to paw through Tricia’s scrap pile as well.  Tricia will provide examples of finished mini-quilts for inspiration and will show you how to compose your mini-quilt, how to attach your scraps to your base fabric, as well as how to hand-quilt and finish your mini-quilt.



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Sam Bowker: Egyptian Tentmaker Appliqué in American Collections
Nov
3
3:00 PM15:00

Sam Bowker: Egyptian Tentmaker Appliqué in American Collections

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Sam Bowker:

Egyptian Tentmaker Appliqué in American Collections

$15 Members
$25 Non-members

The Tentmakers of Cairo create spectacular cotton-on-canvas appliqués known as khayamiya. Their breathtaking urban pavilions connect the splendor of the Fatimids and Mamluks, the cut-outs of Henri Matisse, and the souvenirs of world wars. Though some know the Tentmakers as the 'rock stars of the quilt world', their history survives through the legacies of American tourists and art collectors. Blending illustrations and real examples, this presentation surveys historic and contemporary khayamiya so that new examples may be discovered.

Dr. Sam Bowker is the Senior Lecturer in Art History & Visual Culture for Charles Sturt University in Australia. In 2018, he and Seif El Rashidi published 'The Tentmakers of Cairo: Egypt's Medieval and Modern Appliqué Craft' through the American University in Cairo Press. He curated "Khayamiya: Khedival to Contemporary" for the Islamic Art Museum Malaysia (2015-2016) and he teaches an award-winning Islamic Art and Design subject. He served as scholar in residence for the Doris Duke Foundation (Honolulu, 2015), a travelling fellow for the Hamid Bin Khalifa symposium (Richmond, 2017), and a visiting scholar for the Victoria and Albert Museum (London, 2018).

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Uncharted Waters: Scottish Tapestry and Beyond
Sep
13
2:00 PM14:00

Uncharted Waters: Scottish Tapestry and Beyond

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The majority of Fiona Hutchison's work is in woven tapestry where traditional techniques and craftsmanship are important, but it is the idea, the vision, and the hand that defines her work.

In this presentation, Fiona Hutchison will chart the development of her ideas and techniques over the last 34 years; from the influential teaching of the Tapestry Department of Edinburgh College of Art, to being instrumental in setting up artist organizations such as STAR* (Scottish Tapestry Artists Regrouped) and ETF (European Tapestry Forum).  

$15 Members
$25 Non-Members

About Fiona Hutchison

An artist and maker for over 34 years, Hutchison has pursued a career creating work for exhibitions, working on commissions, and teaching. Her practice explores the surface qualities of tapestry weaving at the same time as manipulating the structure, allowing her to develop a very personal vision.

Passionate about promoting contemporary Scottish tapestry, Hutchison is a founding member of the European Tapestry Forum and STAR* (Scottish Tapestry Artists Regrouped). She exhibits regularly at home and throughout Europe, Japan, Korea, Russia, and Canada. She has won many awards from Creative Scotland, arts councils, and the Sasakawa and Dawia foundations to travel and develop her work.

Teaching forms an important part of her creative practice, sharing her skill and experience as a Teaching Fellow at The University of Edinburgh and through studio workshops and masterclasses.

https://www.fionahutchison.co.uk/

Immediately following the lecture there will be an opening reception of the Tapestry Weavers West exhibition, More Impact: Climate Change, from 3-5pm.

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Art After Dark & WeCreate408
Oct
10
11:00 AM11:00

Art After Dark & WeCreate408

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ART AFTER DARK
& WeCreate408 @SJMQT!


October 10
11am - 10pm
 

SJMQT is now joining MACLA and ICA for Art After Dark, the museum after-hours hangout! Enjoy the Museum's exhibitions, and participate in our #WeCreate408 activity, creating Guatemalan worry dolls!

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San Jose challenges you to be creative, every day, throughout the month of October! Share your creative genius! Join WeCreate408, a virtual challenge to inspire creativity and celebrate San José. Register here – it’s free! #WeCreate408

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Art After Dark
Sep
12
4:00 PM16:00

Art After Dark

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Art After Dark

FREE

In collaboration with the San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, and MACLA we invite you to visit SJMQT with no admission fee for  our first Art After Dark. Enjoy our collaborations with the Friends of the Ixchel Museum, Opera SJ and San Francisco School of Needlework and Design, plus Gems from Our Past, work form SJMQT's permanent collection. 


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Film Screening: Abrazos
Sep
7
4:00 PM16:00

Film Screening: Abrazos

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Come join us from 4-7pm on September 7th to watch the film Abrazos! Abrazos tells the story of U.S. children from mixed immigration-status families who travel to Guatemala to meet their grandparents and other relatives for the first time.

This event is $10 for members and $15 for non-members.

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SF Needlework & Design Workshop
Sep
7
12:00 PM12:00

SF Needlework & Design Workshop

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FREE

In collaboration with the San Francisco School of Needlework and Design, we invite you to join us for a free, drop-in style class on Saturday, September 7 from 12-2pm to create and take home needlework art related to borders! Designs will be available, but participants are free to create their own. This event will take place in our Makerspace, and hoops, fabric, needles, and thread will be provided.

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Grand Re-Opening of Museum Giftshop, and Opening Reception
Sep
6
7:00 PM19:00

Grand Re-Opening of Museum Giftshop, and Opening Reception

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Grand Re-Opening of Museum Giftshop, and Opening Reception

For September First Friday, we invite you to attend the opening reception of Gems from Our Past and the Grand Re-Opening of our museum giftshop! Enjoy the beautiful artwork, curated by Collections Manager Ashley Elieff, and head to the museum store for its grand re-opening to get an early start on holiday shopping.

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Yoga @ SJMQT: The Privilege to Breathe
Aug
25
9:45 AM09:45

Yoga @ SJMQT: The Privilege to Breathe

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Join us for the SECOND collaboration with Be the Change Yoga. This series is themed around the different Elements, and this next class will focus on FIRE.

As we flow through the asanas in Porcella Gallery housing "The Privilege to Breathe" exhibit by Adia Millett, Eboni will lead us through reflections around this idea of breath and privilege. She will then lead us through a Breath of Fire meditation.

After the class, attendees will have full access to the museum.

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9:45am- check in

10 - 10:45am - Yoga class

10:45am - View artwork on display at SJMQT

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Sculpting with Textiles and Natural Materials with Amber Imrie
Aug
4
11:30 AM11:30

Sculpting with Textiles and Natural Materials with Amber Imrie

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Optional for registered students: Spoonflower tutorial, July 7, 2019, or July 14, 2019, from 11:30 AM-12:30 PM

Fee: $20.00 Members, $30.00 Non-members (Fee includes admission to the museum)

Level: Beginner to advance, Ages 12 and up

Workshop description: When explorers are searching the ocean floor for shipwrecks, they search for straight lines - a sign of man-made objects. Nature doesn’t have straight edges, the natural line wavers blurs and merges. In this workshop, we will explore the various ways natural materials can intermingle with the sculptural textile form. The versatility and flexibility of textiles offer us a unique opportunity to bend to the natural form.

In this class we will use glue, thread, rope or yarn, to sculpt forms from textiles and natural materials such as sticks and rocks. Participants are welcome to bring specific materials they are interested in using or use materials provided.

In the first part of the class, we will look at examples of sculptures with natural materials and explore joinery techniques. You will then have two hours to build your own sculptural forms from the materials available and those that you brought with you. At the end of the workshop, we will share our creations in a roundtable discussion.   

In Amber’s own work she uses photographic images printed onto textiles through large format inkjet printing. You are welcome to print your own textiles independently beforehand or bring with you patterns or colors you’d like to sculpt with. If you want to order a photographic textile print: www.spoonflower.com makes this possible through online ordering, (just make sure to order with time for processing and delivery before the workshop date).

Participants are encouraged to bring sticks and/or branches. If you’re interested in bending or weaving with the sticks/branches, they should be green (fresh). Otherwise, dried sticks can be used for “straight”-line construction. Please refrain from bringing branches that are unwieldy, you will be working in a classroom atmosphere with other makers. Rocks/ stones, or leaves can also be used to add weight, texture or form.

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Beers Made By Walking: Tapping Party
Jul
14
3:00 PM15:00

Beers Made By Walking: Tapping Party

Beers Made By Walking Tapping
July 14th, 3:00pm-5:00pm
San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles
Entry is free, but tickets are required

Calling all South Bay Area craft beer enthusiasts! On Sunday, July 14th, from 3:00pm-5:00pm, we will tap three place-based craft beers that were inspired by a hike we organized at the Salt Pond Restoration Area in San Jose earlier this year. The beers are part of a collaboration between the San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles and Beers Made By Walking, a program that invites brewers to make beer inspired by edible and medicinal plants from nature hikes!

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Clandestine Brewing, Camino Brewing, and Uproar Brewing joined us for the hike around the South Bay Salt Ponds where we identified edible native plants, invasive plants, and learned about the importance of the wetlands area. The three breweries are making beer inspired by what they learned on the hike and we will tap the beers at the closing of our H2oh! exhibition. The event is free, but RSVPs are required, so sign up now!

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The event will begin at 3:00pm with an artist talk from Beers Made By Walking founder, Eric Steen, about how beer and art can build a sense of place. Brewers from each brewery will also talk about how their beer was inspired by the hike in San Jose. Beers will be served following the talk.

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Make Music Day with Alecia Haselton, Time Will Decide, and CNVS
Jun
21
12:00 PM12:00

Make Music Day with Alecia Haselton, Time Will Decide, and CNVS

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Schedule
Alecia Haselton: 12 - 1pm
Time Will Decide: 1:15 - 1:45pm
CNVS: 3 - 4pm

Celebrated internationally, Make Music Day is a free day of music held on the summer solstice, June 21. San Jose joined the celebration for the first time in 2017 with performances taking place citywide from sunrise to sunset.

Completely different from a typical music festival, Make Music San Jose is open to anyone who wants to take part. The spirit of the day is that of a holiday: people getting together in their own neighborhoods, creating their own musical events in a do-it-yourself fashion.

Every kind of musician —young and old, amateur and professional, of every musical persuasion —  is encouraged to take part by filling San Jose’s parks, plazas, and public spaces with music and share the joy of music making with friends, neighbors, and strangers.


Santa Cruz-based Alecia Haselton started her solo songwriting journey early in 2018, having previously sang in diverse bands ranging in genre from pop punk to 60s soul. Now, in addition to singing of course, she switches during her performance between playing the keyboard, guitar, ukulele, and even autoharp. Her vocals have been compared to Dolores O’Riordan of The Cranberries with an Avril-Lavigne-alt edge. Her pop/folk songs are influenced by world travels and communal frequencies. 

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Time Will Decide is a local band based in San Jose. Their music styles are often considered eclectic. But a clear hint of folk, pop, and soft rock (along with many other genres) will stand out to any listener. Whether one prefers a more structured sound to their favorite music, or something which may be more arrhythmic (like a heartbeat), Time Will Decide can appeal to the mass due to its members’ diversity. 

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CNVS (or canvas), is a collaborative music project and artistry spearheaded by singer song-writer Jonathan Shaheen. It is an ever growing, ever evolving, conglomerate of musicians and song-writers joining together to create music from a blank canvas, to the blank canvas of listeners everywhere. With shows that range from intimate and more acoustic to full band, filled with anthem-matic moments that you scream at the top of your lungs. No matter the venue, no matter the time; a show that is fresh, new,  and passion filled is always a guarantee. No matter where you come from or what roads you’ve walked, CNVS and its music is sure to reach and connect with anyone from any sphere of life. 

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Denise Labadie, Stone Portraits and Sacred Stonescapes: Opening Reception
Jun
9
3:00 PM15:00

Denise Labadie, Stone Portraits and Sacred Stonescapes: Opening Reception

Denise Labadie creates portraits of Celtic megalithic stones and monoliths, and more recent monastic ruins. These stonescapes – stone circles, standing stones, dolmens, burial tombs, abandoned churches, forgotten cemeteries, and lost-in-history portals and passageways – are both timeless and evoke deep remembrances of human pasts largely forgotten. Labadie's quilts are known both for their surprising emotionality, large size and, from a construction standpoint, their hand-painted fabrics, textures, color gradation, shadowing and perspective, depth of field, craftsmanship and technique precision.

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The Magic of Water: Community Day
Jun
2
11:00 AM11:00

The Magic of Water: Community Day

Free, pay what you can

Join the San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles for a free community day on Sunday, June 2nd, 2019.

Join us and explore all things water at the museum:

  • Our current exhibition H2oh!

  • Witness the water wonder of magician Kathy Machado!
    Kathy Machado’s Magic Shows
    Start time: 12:00pm & 2:00pm
    End time: 20 - 30 min

  • Experience the calming sensations of sound baths with Jessica Neideffer

  • Make your own musical masterpiece with a water xylophone!

  • As part of our water theme, artist in residency Alexander Hernández will be having a soft sculpture craft activity. The public are invited to come make sea life soft sculptures with Alex. Come sew, draw, embellish and stuff your own creature and take it home with you. 

  • Poetry readings by Third Thursday
    11 AM - 11:45 AM
    1 PM - 1:45 PM

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Soft Sculpture Workshop with Alex Hernandez
May
19
11:30 AM11:30

Soft Sculpture Workshop with Alex Hernandez

Workshop Type: Soft Sculpture
Instructor: Alexander Hernandez
Experience Level
: No experience required, age 12 to adult
Total spots available: 18


Fee: $15.00 Members, $25.00 Non-members (Fee includes admission to the museum)

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Alexander Hernandez is a textile artist whose work explores gender expectations, immigration and cultural assimilation through patchwork, quilting, applique and soft sculpture. As a Queer immigrant, Hernandez is constantly navigating throughout multiple communities. Growing up he felt unwelcomed by mainstream, and not fully embraced by his Latino community. Hernandez patched together his identity like a Frankenstein creature made from his American upbringing and Oaxacan roots. This is reflected in his affinity to patchwork, mix patterns and textures that both contradict and compliment each other. In this workshop Alex will instruct people in creating soft sculptures and patches that reflect their own identities and how they want to be portrayed in the world. The public are encouraged to bring clothing and other textiles they would like to deconstruct to created one of a kind pieces. You may also bring garments to embellish with appliques or patches.

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Beers Made By Walking: Salt Pond Restoration Walk
May
11
10:00 AM10:00

Beers Made By Walking: Salt Pond Restoration Walk

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Beers Made By Walking: Salt Pond Restoration Walk

  • May 11th, 10:00am-12:30pm

  • 1751 Grand Blvd, San Jose | Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge

  • RSVP Required

  • Tickets are free

 

We have partnered with Beers Made By Walking, a program that invites brewers to go on nature hikes and make new “place-based beers” inspired by the plants from the trail. Join us, and three San Jose craft breweries as we walk along the trail of the South Bay Salt Pond Restoration Project at the Don Edwards SF Bay National Wildlife Refuge. Led by Dave Halsing, the Restoration Project’s executive project manager, you will learn about the largest tidal wetland restoration project on the West Coast and about the native and invasive plants that inhabit the area. Uproar Brewing, Camino Brewing and Clandestine Brewing will then head back to their breweries and create a beer inspired by this walk, which will be released later in the summer.

How to prepare for this walk:

Dress for the weather. We will walk whether we have rain or shine. The walk is easy, but it is about 2.5 hours and the ground is uneven. Bring your own snacks and water. If it’s sunny make sure you have a hat and sunglasses.

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Linda Gass Presents: “Can Art Change Our Water Consciousness?”
May
5
3:00 PM15:00

Linda Gass Presents: “Can Art Change Our Water Consciousness?”

Linda Gass (http://lindagass.com) believes in the power of art to affect people and motivate change. Gass’s artwork is inspired by the connections between humans and water, and the land that sustains them. Her presentation will take guests on a photographic journey to the places that inform her work, from the wilderness areas of California to significant water interventions in the American West, along with images of her artwork made in response to her experiences and research. She will also include artworks created by the artists in the Museum’s current exhibition, H2Oh! that Gass juried for Studio Art Quilt Associates. More than just a lecture, the program will follow a salon style discussion, where audience members will have the opportunity to experience a new appreciation and awareness for water resources and develop their own answers to the question of “Can Art Change Our Water Consciousness?”

This lecture is made possible by a grant from the Knight Foundation/Speak Up! San Jose

**The event is free but reservations are requested. Seating is limited.

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(Full) Low Water Dyeing with Natural Dyes
Apr
28
11:30 AM11:30

(Full) Low Water Dyeing with Natural Dyes

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Fee: $15.00 Members, $25.00 Non-members (Fee includes admission to the museum)

Workshop Type: Fabric dying
Instructors: Artist in Residence, Lisa Solomon
Experience Level
: No experience required, age 12 to adult


An introduction to the concept of using items you can easily find in a grocery store or forage in your backyard to create natural dyes. We will discuss prepping materials, what works best for natural dyes, and mordants. We’ll create several dye vats that you can test, discuss dye properties, folding and tying techniques to generate interesting patterns and motifs.

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(Full) Creating Silk Confections with Judith Content Workshop
Mar
30
11:30 AM11:30

(Full) Creating Silk Confections with Judith Content Workshop

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Fee: $15.00 Members, $25.00 Non-members (Fee includes admission to the museum), plus a $15.00 material fee

Workshop Type: Sewing
Instructors: Judith Content
Experience Level
: No experience required, age 13 to adult
Total spots available: 20


In this hands-on workshop Judith Content will share her personal techniques for creating fanciful, silk confections. She will bring her own shibori dyed, silk scraps and a variety of vintage Japanese fabrics for participants to work with. The workshop will explore the basics of silk confectionery construction, as well as decorative embellishments such as machine stitching, hand-stitching, embroidery, collage and beading. This workshop is designed to steer your creativity and curiosity in new and unexpected directions.  A materials fee will cover all supplies needed for this workshop.

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DIY Fabric Printing Workshop
Mar
24
11:30 AM11:30

DIY Fabric Printing Workshop

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Fee: $15.00 Members, $25.00 Non-members (Fee includes admission to the museum)

Workshop Type: Fabric printing
Instructors: Lisa Solomon
Experience Level
: No experience required, age 12 to adult
Total spots available: 25


We will create simple geometric based stamps and blocks to print onto fabric using foam, erasers,  and yarn on woodblocks. You’ll also learn how to measure and repeat a pattern for yardage, as well as how to ink your blocks for consistent results. Students will be encouraged to collaborate and trade blocks to create interesting motifs.

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Quilt ID Day
Mar
16
11:00 AM11:00

Quilt ID Day

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Learn more about your quilt’s history! Staff and trained volunteers examine quilts and offer information about styles, patterns, fabrics and estimated age. An information form and documentation label will be provided for each quilt. No appraisals will be given.

Advanced registration is required.
Limit of 3 quilts. Separate appointments are required for each quilt.

If an appointment is indicated as “Out of Stock”, please select another.

$10 Members, $15 Non-Members


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Embroidered Drawing Workshop
Mar
9
11:30 AM11:30

Embroidered Drawing Workshop

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Fee: $15.00 Members, $25.00 Non-members (Fee includes admission to the museum)

Workshop Type: Embroidery
Instructors: Artist in Residence, Lisa Solomon
Experience Level
: No experience required, age 12 to adult
Total spots available: 25


In this class we'll turn a photograph or drawing into a textural keepsake/piece of art. We'll discuss ways to transfer your image to fabric, how to choose colors, thread weights, and basic stitch options to help you complete your project. Simple applique will also be discussed as a way to add interest to your work. You can add your fabric piece to a pillow, tote bag, or frame it for safe keeping. Please bring photocopies of the drawing/photo you wish to utilize as you'll be drawing on top of it.

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(FULL) Sashiko Workshop
Feb
23
11:30 AM11:30

(FULL) Sashiko Workshop

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Time: 11:30 AM-1:30 PM (2 hours)

Fee: $15.00 Members, $25.00 Non-members (Fee includes admission to the museum)


Workshop Type: Japanese embroidery
Instructors: Lisa Solomon
Experience Level
: No experience required, age 12 to adult
Spots available: 25

Learn the basic technique of Sashiko stitching, a traditional Japanese embroidery technique. Sashiko is an easy running stitch that allows you to move quickly through a project. In Japanese tradition Sashiko is used not only as a decorative stitch but also to perform Boro, the act of mending and patching. In class you’ll learn about traditional tools, threads and how to incorporate contemporary ideas. We’ll start by practicing on a scrap of fabric with a design you develop and then move onto mending techniques. We’ll cover 2-3 different strategies to mend. Bring a pair of jeans, shirt or sweater that needs repair.

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Free Community Day: What's Tech Got to Do With It?
Feb
10
11:00 AM11:00

Free Community Day: What's Tech Got to Do With It?

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What’s Tech Got to Do With It?

Free Community Open House!

Sunday, February 10

11am - 3pm

In 2010, the San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles launched its signature event, the International TECHstyle Art Biennial (ITAB). Returning now for its fourth incarnation, ITAB is a juried exhibition of work by artists merging fiber media with new information and communication technologies in their artistic processes, as a medium of artistic expression, and/or in the content of their work. Leveraging its location in Silicon Valley, ITAB serves as the premiere platform for introducing the work of artists exploring the intersection of fiber and technology to a global community.

There will be activities and events throughout the day. Stop by and check out:

  • LED Light-Up Bracelets with Corinne Okada

  • STEAM demonstration with Sander van de Bor

  • Embroidered cards

  • …and more!

Stay tuned for more details!

Image:
Gillian O’Shea
Dawn, 2018
Installation featuring handmade soft organic sculptures, lighting, and audio

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