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Calendar 2013

October 4, 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.

Nancy Bavor

October 4, Friday, 7pm – 10pm

Etsy Meet & Make Fiber Salon:
La Catrina Ornaments with Armani Mondragón

Join SF Etsy member Armani Mondragón in celebrating Dia De Los Muertos, Day of The Dead, with this whimsical Catrina ornament. On Dia De Los Muertos (Nov 1-2), we celebrate the life and love of those who have passed on. La Catrina, Lady Dead, reigns supreme at this time. This easy-to-make felt art piece is a wonderful addition to una ofrenda, a shrine... and if you've never made one in honor of those who have gone before, then La Catrina is a good way to begin, yes? Armani Mondragón is the owner and artist behind Retablos (, named after the iconographic Mexican art form. Her work stands on the cusp of Mexican folk art and a dream world of what was, what is, and all the maybes in between.

RSVP required through Eventbrite. Space is limited.

Fiber Salon is a hands-on community craft event hosted the first Friday of each month at the San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles with support from the Etsy Meet & Make program.

Nancy Bavor

October 6, Sunday, 1pm – 3pm

Quilt Care and Conservation Seminar
Instructor: Nancy Bavor

In this class you will learn how to store, display, and care for your quilts, whether a cherished heirloom or one you made last year. Using examples from her own and the Museum’s collection, SJMQT Curator of Collections Nancy Bavor will show you what damages quilts and why, how you can prevent it, and how to properly store and display quilts in your home. She will also discuss wet cleaning (washing) and basic documentation, and give you practical guidelines on how to enjoy your quilts every day while still preserving them for future generations.

Bring a quilt or quilt top for group discussion (max of 3 quilts per person).

Purchase Online
$20 members, $35 non-members, $25 Seniors / 408-971-0323 x. 14

Nancy Bavor

October 8, Tuesday, 6pm

The Big Reveal

Join us at The Big Reveal on Tuesday, October 8, 2013 at the Museum at 6pm and learn firsthand what the Museum's future holds. With your generous support, we've taken great strides towards a sustainable and engaging future. We have a new business model and strategic plan and we want to share them with you! You'll be as excited as we are to see the Museum's future. We're threading the needle and stitch by stitch, with your support, we'll make the future a reality.

RSVP by emailing by Monday, October 7. Please make sure to note The Big Reveal in your reply. Light appetizers and drinks will be served.


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.