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Calendar 2013

Lavendar Sachets

May 2, Friday open from 12 – 9pm
Pay what you can 12 7pm and free 7pm 9pm

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 Museum is open from 12-9pm and offers free admission from 7-9pm. It's a lively scene attended by arts-lovers of all ages.

South First Fridays Website

Take your sewing skills to the next level by utilizing the power of the Bernina 330 sewing machines!

This sewing workshop Meet & Make Fiber Salon is led by Etsy expert and Co-Captain of the SF Etsy team, Rebecca Saylor of OodleBaDoodle. We will review a few sewing basics and learn some intermediate sewing techniques to give you even more confidence in your sewing ability. In this session, we will learn how to use the embroidery function on the Bernina machine to enhance your sewing designs as well as, sewing in a handle, turning and stuffing a pillow and a blind hand stitch to finish your project perfectly.

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May 18, Sunday
11 – 5pm
Free Admission

Join us for our 37th Anniversary Party
and the opening of Quilt National 2013!

A day long celebration with hand-on activities, music, walkthroughs with artists for Quilt National '13, behind the scenes tours of our collections, and the public launch of our Realize the Dream campaign!

11:00 am -1:00pm: Hands-on sewing in the community gallery
11:45am: Founder's Tea for the founders of the Museum
11:30am, 12:45pm, 3:00pm, 4:00pm: Behind-the-scene tours of the collection
12:30pm and 3:00 pm: Quilter Joe Cunningham on guitar
1:00pm: Curator led walkthrough with artists of Quilt National 2013
2:30pm: Kick-off announcement for Realize the Dream campaign
3:00pm - 5:00pm: Hands-on sewing in the community gallery
3:30 - 5:00pm: Musical entertainment

May 24, Saturday
2 – 4pm

From Mauve to Mumbai

Join us Saturday May 24 from 2pm to 4pm for a special program as we welcome Dr. Susan Kay-Williams the Chief Executive of the Royal School of Needlework based at Hampton Court Palace, just outside London, UK.

Susan will present a lively program titled, From Mauve to Mumbai: the recent history of color in textiles. This program traces the discovery of the first synthetic color and then looks at the development of dyeing in the late 19th through the 21st century.

Susan will add a touch of science, serendipity, money, war, fashion and technology into the discussion. The program will be followed by a book-signing and reception.

Tickets are $25 Members/$45 Non-Members/$30 seniors and students. No refunds, no exchanges.
Purchase tickets here

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.