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Fiber Talks!

Join us for the following programs!

Sunday, February 8, 2015
2pm - 4pm
Fiber Talks: with Rachel Clark
Not Just Another Coat

Join wearable art creator Rachel Clark as she shares some of her most inspiring works with you and discusses her motivations and process of creation. Rachel D.K. Clark is a contemporary folk artist, teacher and lecturer who come from a long line of sewers, beginning with her great-grandmother. She has been doing wearable art for over 30 years and teaching on the national circuit for over 20 years. Eclectic fabric mixes; vibrant designs and her keen sense of humor characterize Rachel’s work. While her work can be whimsical, political or a personal statement it always reflects her love of traditional quilt making.

$20 Members/$40 Non-members/$25 Seniors and Students
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Sunday, March 29, 2015
RESCHEDULED for Sunday, June 14th, 1-3pm
1pm - 3pm
Fiber Talks with Margaret Fabrizio
My Kawandi Adventure – Cutting Loose

Join Margaret Fabrizio as she traces her quilt making journey, from her earlier traditional works to improvisational pieces, inspired by the quilted kawandi created by the Siddi people in India.

Fabrizio studied quilt making with Grace Earl, a designer at the Art Institute of Chicago, who encouraged her to branch out from traditional quilt designs. Fabrizio’s prize-winning quilts have been widely exhibited in Northern California and at her exhibition at New Pieces Gallery in Berkeley, she also played a forte-piano concert. The artist’s work is included in the 25th Anniversary SAQA exhibition, Celebrating Silver and she currently has a solo show at Visions Art Gallery in San Diego. She has made thirty-two quilts, most of which are in private collections.

$20 Members/$40 Non-members/$25 Seniors and Students
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Sunday, August 30, 2015
2pm - 4pm
Fiber Talks: with Sherri Lynn Wood
It’s Daintytime!

Multimedia presentation of my journey, influences, and process as an artist, quilt maker, teacher, blogger, and "craft therapist." With a year’s worth of allowance I bought my first sewing machine when I was 11 years old. I’ve been sewing with devotion and attitude ever since!

Sherri Lynn Wood is an artist working in Oakland, CA. She is the recipient of the 2012 Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant for Painters and Sculptors, and a two-time MacDowell Colony Fellow. She holds an MFA in Sculpture from the Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts, Bard College. She has been making and improvising quilts as a creative life practice for over twenty years, and blogs about it at Daintytime.net. Teaching credits include Penland School of Craft 2011, 2006, 2001; QuiltCon 2015, 2013; and numerous modern and traditional quilt guilds across the country. Her first book, "The Improv Handbook For Modern Quilters” will be available through STC Craft in March 2015.

$20 Members/$40 Non-members/$25 Seniors and Students
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Sunday, November 1, 2015
2pm - 4pm
Fiber Talks: with Flo Wong
Beads, Sequins, and Rice Sacks etc: Portals to Visual Storytelling

Flo Oy Wong, artist, poet, and educator, is a Sunnyvale-based contemporary artist, poet, and educator. A three time recipient of the National Endowment Art Awards and a two-time recipient of the Arts Council Silicon Valley Artist Fellowship Recipient Flo began her career at the age of forty. A founding member of the city of Sunnyvale's Art Commission and a former board member of the Arts Council Silicon Valley (now Silicon Valley Creates) Flo collaborates with diverse communities. In 2013, Marcus Shelby, an accomplished teacher, composer, arranger, and bassist, created a jazz opera, Gwah Gai, inspired by one of Flo's installations, the Baby Jack Rice Story. Using beads, sequins, rice sacks, and other materials Flo has created art exhibited in local, regional, national, and international shows. Images and writings of her work appears in multiple catalogs and other publications, including History As Art, Art as History, Routledge Press.

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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.