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April 2018

San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles – Opening Reception

April 22, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles invites you to the Opening Reception for "Guns: Loaded Conversations," "Generation of Change: A Movement, Not A Moment," and "Color Perception: Pilar Agüero-Esparza." https://www.sjquiltmuseum.org/upcoming-exhibitions/

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May 2018

NA&L – We Heard Them Back Then

NoonArts & Lectures Series presents We Heard Them Back Then, a discussion with & performances by recent youth competition winners. Discussion coordinated by San Jose Chamber Orchestra's founder & director, Maestra Barbara Day Turner. Suggested $5 door donation. <a href="http://www.noonartsandlectures.org/" target="_blank">http://www.noonartsandlectures.org/</a>

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NoonArts & Lectures – Classical Guitar Among the Quilts

Christopher Mann will discuss and perform examples of works by Italian composers. This is a pre-concert talk-n-demo for his Saturday, May 12 "Italian Guitar Evening" concert at Trianon. http://www.noonartsandlectures.org/

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June 2018

Leather Weaving with Pilar Agüero-Esparza

June 2, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Learn basic weaving techniques using leather and create an 8”x8” woven work that will be mounted onto a wood panel. All materials are provided. $15 for members. $25 for non-members. Fee includes museum admission.https://www.sjquiltmuseum.org/upcoming/2018/6/2/leather-weaving-with-pilar-agero-esparza

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Social Justice Sewing Academy Workshop

June 9, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Founded in 2016, the Social Justice Sewing Academy is a critical education program that bridges artistic expression with activism. Participants will design a 15"x15" quilt squares that reflect their anger, sadness or passion about the social justice issue of their choice. $15 for members. $25 for non-members. Fee includes museum admission. https://www.sjquiltmuseum.org/upcoming/2018/6/9/social-justice-sewing-academy-workshop

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SJMQT Personal Power – Free Community Open House

June 30, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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August 2018

San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles – Movie Night

August 24, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

SJMQT presents "Who Does She Think She Is?," a documentary about 5 fierce women who refuse to choose. $10 for members. $15 for non-members. https://www.sjquiltmuseum.org/events/

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September 2018

NoonArts & Lectures Series – Claudia Bloom

September 21, 2018 @ 12:10 pm - 2:10 pm

NoonArts & Lectures Series presents violinist CLAUDIA BLOOM discussing and performing samples from Jeffrey Nytch's new violin concerto "Costa Concordia." discussing and performing samples from Jeffrey Nytch's new violin concerto "Costa Concordia." Suggested $5 door donation. http://www.noonartsandlectures.org/

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SJMQT: Free Family Weekend

September 22, 2018 - September 23, 2018

The weekend of September 22 & 23, SJMQT is free to the public! https://www.sjquiltmuseum.org/events/2018/9/23/free-weekend-at-sjmqt-viva-calle-sj

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Family Free Day: Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day

September 22, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Paper art activities, keychain making, button making, Behind the Scenes tours, a scavenger hunt, and more! https://www.sjquiltmuseum.org/events/2018/9/22/free-weekend-at-sjmqt-smithsonian-magazine-museum-day

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November 2018

SJMQT – Embroidery with Margaret Timbrell

November 17, 2018 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Brush up your skills or learn something new. All levels are welcome to participate! $15 for members. $25 for non-members. https://sjquiltmuseum.z2systems.com/np/clients/sjquiltmuseum/eventRegistration.jsp?event=33& 

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December 2018

Holiday Family Fun Day: Free Community Open House

December 2, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

SJMQT is having a free community open house! Come do some holiday shopping, design your own wrapping paper, make your own tree ornaments, get membership goodie bags, see one-of-a-kind jewelry and more! Free. https://www.sjquiltmuseum.org/events/2018/12/2/holiday-fun-family-day

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NoonArts & Lectures Recommends – Minerva Quartet Plays Among the Quilts

December 7, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

NoonArts & Lectures Series recommends Minerva Quartet Plays Among the Quilts,  featuring string musicians of the Mission Chamber Orchestra, Marianne Cooper, Claire Wilson, Deb Fenzel-Alexander, and Anne Prescott. Free admission. http://www.noonartsandlectures.org/

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Monogram Workshop with Margaret Timbrell

December 15, 2018 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Learn how to make a unique monogram with artist in residence, Margaret Timbrell. Participants will learn how to use fundamental stitches to create a special monogram of their choice. All levels are welcome. Materials will be provided. Participants are also welcome to bring their own fabric and thread as well. $15.00 Members. $25.00 Non-members (Fee includes admission to the museum). https://www.sjquiltmuseum.org/events/2018/12/15/monogram-workshop-with-margaret-timbrell

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January 2019

Opening Reception – International TECHstyle Art Biennial IV & Evanescence: Judith Content

January 20, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles invites you to the Opening Reception for International TECHstyle Art Biennial IV and Evanescence: Judith Content. Members Preview and Artist Walkthrough from 2-3 pm. Public Reception from 3-5 pm. https://www.sjquiltmuseum.org/events/2019/1/20/itab-opening-reception

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February 2019

Taxes for Artists at SJMQT

February 2, 2019 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

CA Deputy Director Lee Ann Payne will discuss best practices for artist-focused taxes, give tips, and take questions! Co-presented with the San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles, this event is perfect for artists, makers, and arts professionals! Free for SJMQT and ICA Artist Members. $10.00 for SJMQT and ICA members. $15.00 for non-members. https://sjquiltmuseum.z2systems.com/np/clients/sjquiltmuseum/eventRegistration.jsp?event=36&

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

February 10, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

In conjunction with SJMQT's signature exhibition, International TECHstyle Art Biennial (ITAB), the museum will be hosting, "What's Tech Got to Do With It?", another Free Community Day! Join SJMQT for all-age activities concerning fiber art and technology. https://www.sjquiltmuseum.org/events/2019/2/10/free-community-day-whats-tech-got-to-do-with-it

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March 2019

Quilt ID Day

March 16, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

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 required. Limit 3 quilts. Separate appointments are required for each quilt. $10 Members. $15 Non-Members. Members can use special discount code “SJMQTID” at Checkout. https://www.sjquiltmuseum.org/quilt-id-day/reserve

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April 2019

The Soft Fabrics of Music

April 5, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

The Lady Fingers Guitar Duo is back at the Quilt Museum! Come enjoy an uplifting evening of guitar music! https://www.facebook.com/events/292223294828324/

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Natural Dye Workshop with Lisa Solomon

April 28, 2019 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

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. Come learn about prepping materials, what works best for natural dyes, and mordants. You can test, discuss dye properties, folding and tying techniques to generate interesting patterns and motifs. https://www.facebook.com/events/283810012256797/

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May 2019

Star Wars Day at SJMQT

Dress up as your favorite Star Wars character and come to SJMQT where you can create Darth Vader snowflakes and Yoda pompoms, and take a picture with a Storm Trooper! May the 4th be with you! https://www.facebook.com/events/330288834504583/

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

With Linda Gass, 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?” Free. https://www.facebook.com/events/2054504241271504/

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SJMQT – Soft Sculpture Workshop with Alex Hernandez

May 19, 2019 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

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. $15 for members. $25 for non-members. https://www.facebook.com/events/559970851187952/

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June 2019

Denise Labadie, Stone Portraits and Sacred Stonescapes: Opening Reception

Denise Labadie creates portraits of Celtic megalithic stones and monoliths, and more recent monastic ruins. Labadie's quilts are known both for their surprising emotionality, large size, hand-painted fabrics, textures, craftsmanship and technique precision. https://www.sjquiltmuseum.org/events/2019/6/9/denise-labadie-stone-portraits-and-sacred-stonescapes-opening-reception

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Make Music San Jose! at SJMQT

June 21, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

To celebrate Make Music San Jose, bring your lunch and knitting/embroidery project and enjoy some music at SJMQT! Singer-songwriter Alecia Haselton will be preforming from 12-1pm; and CNVS (canvas), a collaborative music project spearheaded by singer-songwriter Jonathan Shaheen, from 3-4pm. https://www.facebook.com/events/605266773309883/

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SJMQT – Yoga & Art Element Series: Earth

June 30, 2019 @ 9:45 am - 11:30 am

Taraneh will lead everyone in a mindful flow class exploring the Earth Element and its relationship to the art in the museum space. The class is donation-based and will include admission to the museum. Academic Coffee will be serving from their espresso machine pop-up right after the class! https://www.facebook.com/events/san-jose-museum-of-quilts-textiles/yoga-art-element-series-earth/3138806726133060/

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July 2019

Beers Made By Walking: Tapping Party & Closing Reception

July 14, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

SJMQT will tap three place-based craft beers that were inspired by a hike organized at the Salt Pond Restoration Area in San Jose earlier this year. The beers are part of a collaboration between the water themed exhibition H2Oh! and Beers Made By Walking, a program that invites brewers to make beer inspired by edible and medicinal plants from nature hikes! https://www.facebook.com/events/430334610866871/

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SJMQT – Quilts As Women’s Shelter

July 28, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Since 2009, SJMQT, Santa Clara Valley Quilt Association and Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence partnered to teach quilting skills to women and teens whose lives have been changed by domestic violence. This exhibition celebrates the 10 year anniversary of this unique and empowering outreach project. Free. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/quilts-as-womens-shelter-tickets-63804655442

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August 2019

Sculpting with Textiles and Natural Materials with Amber Imrie

August 4, 2019 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Learn to use glue, thread, rope or yarn, to sculpt forms from textiles and natural materials such as sticks and rocks. $20 for members. $30 for non-members. Fee includes admission into museum. https://www.sjquiltmuseum.org/events

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Yoga @ SJMQT: The Privilege to Breathe

August 25, 2019 @ 9:45 am - 11:45 am

Join SJMQT for the SECOND collaboration with Be the Change Yoga. This series is themed around the different Elements, and this class will focus on FIRE. https://www.sjquiltmuseum.org/events/2019/8/25/yoga-sjmqt-the-privilege-of-breath

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September 2019

Grand Re-Opening of SJMQT’s Giftshop

September 6, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

For September First Friday, attend the opening reception of Gems from Our Past and the Grand Re-Opening of the 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. https://www.sjquiltmuseum.org/events/2019/9/6/grand-re-opening-of-museum-giftshop-and-opening-reception

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SJMQT – SF Needlework & Design Workshop

September 7, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

In collaboration with the San Francisco School of Needlework and Design, attend this free, drop-in style class to create and take home needlework art related to borders! Designs will be available, but participants are free to create their own. Hoops, fabric, needles, and thread will be provided. https://www.sjquiltmuseum.org/events/2019/9/2/sf-needlework-amp-design-workshop

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SJMQT – Abrazos Film Screening

September 7, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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. $10 for members. $15 for non-members. https://www.sjquiltmuseum.org/events

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SJMQT – Art After Dark

September 12, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm

In collaboration with the San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art and MACLA, SJMQT invites you to visit their first Art After Dark for free. Enjoy their collaborations with the Friends of the Ixchel Museum, Opera SJ and San Francisco School of Needlework and Design, plus Gems from Our Past, work from SJMQT's permanent collection. Free. https://www.sjquiltmuseum.org/events/2019/9/12/art-after-dark

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SJMQT – Basic B*tch Sewing Workshop

September 14, 2019 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

This workshop will go over some basic hand-sewing skills to help you learn how to fix and mend your clothing. $15 for members. $25 for non-members. https://www.sjquiltmuseum.org/events/2019/9/14/basic-btch-sewing-workshop

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Free Community Day at SJMQT

September 21, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Join SJMQT for a day of Folklorico dancing, live weaving demos in conjunction with their exhibition Mayan Traje: A Tradition in Transition, cardboard loom crafts & art activities with their very own Artist-in-Residence Amber Imrie. https://www.sjquiltmuseum.org/events/2019/9/21/free-community-day-at-san-jose-museum-of-quilts-amp-textiles

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October 2019

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

October 19, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Celebrate the opening reception for SJMQT's newest exhibitions. https://www.sjquiltmuseum.org/events/2019/10/19/opening-reception-know-your-meme-stories-of-west-africa-amp-form-and-function

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Artist Benefit Member Speed Dating and Demo

October 25, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Speed Dating 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! Free for Artists Benefit Members, but RSVP required. https://www.sjquiltmuseum.org/events/2019/10/25/artist-benefit-member-speed-dating-and-demo

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

October 27, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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 and the strategies of people who found fortune but not fame in quilting. $15 for members. $25 for non-members. https://www.sjquiltmuseum.org/events/meg-cox

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November 2019

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

November 3, 2019 @ 11:30 am - 2:00 pm

Learn to make a 12” x 12” hand-quilted (or less) miniature quilt inspired by the Kantha quilts of Bangladesh using raw-edge appliqué. $15.00 Members. $25.00 Non-members (Fee includes admission to the museum). https://www.facebook.com/events/1370094476461710/

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SJMQT – Sam Bowker: Egyptian Tentmaker Appliqué in American Collections

November 3, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The Tentmakers of Cairo create spectacular cotton-on-canvas appliqués known as khayamiya. Presented by Dr. Sam Bowker, this presentation surveys historic and contemporary khayamiya so that new examples may be discovered. $15 Members. $25 Non-members. https://www.facebook.com/events/480028086143212/

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NoonArts & Lectures – John Vidovic

November 8, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

NoonArts & Lectures and South Bay Guitar Society present composer, educator and classical guitarist John Vidovic performing among the quilts. Suggested $5 door donation. http://www.noonartsandlectures.org

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SJMQT – Fall Community Day

November 10, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Come celebrate Fall Community Day. Highlights include making your own coloring book button, and making crafts with local artists Amy Brown and Winnie Storey. Check out the newest exhibitions with the whole family! Free admission. https://www.facebook.com/events/545371026265225/

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SJMQT – Board Game Night

November 14, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm

This FREE Art After Dark event is full of games, playtesting and fun! Grab your friends and play boardgames in the museum after hours. Feel free to bring your own games and check out the newest exhibit on Memes! https://www.facebook.com/events/532399597325035/

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SJMQT – Kantha Quilting Workshop Part II with Tricia Royal

November 16, 2019 @ 11:30 am - 2:00 pm

Learn to make a 12” x 12” hand-quilted (or less) miniature quilt inspired by the Kantha quilts of Bangladesh using raw-edge appliqué. $15.00 Members. $25.00 Non-members (Fee includes admission to the museum). https://sjquiltmuseum.z2systems.com/np/clients/sjquiltmuseum/eventRegistration.jsp?event=54

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SJMQT – Small Business Saturday

November 30, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Find the perfect gift for you, your friends or family at San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles. If you’re looking for a small, memorable souvenir, come out to small business Saturday to pick out your gift today! https://www.sjquiltmuseum.org/events/2019/11/30/small-business-saturday

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December 2019

SJMQT – Opening Reception: Form and Function Part ll

December 1, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Come celebrate the uniqueness of each fiber art artist. This exhibition is to promote an appreciation of fiber arts in the broader community. https://www.sjquiltmuseum.org/events/2019/12/1/opening-reception-form-and-function-part-ll

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Improviders live at SJMQT

December 6, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Improviders is a group of musicians that love to improvise their sets. With a fusion of bass, keys, horns, guitar & drums they express their gratitude for life by playing in the moment with the intent of creating positive vibes for their audiences. Their music has a touch of soul, jazz, funk, flamenco and rock at times. https://www.facebook.com/events/655253755003193/

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First Friday @ SJMQT

December 6, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Come out to see different galleries, shops, bars, and much more at the First Friday art walk. This event is free, happens monthly (minus January and July) and it is located on First Street in downtown San Jose.With guest musician: Los Improviders. https://www.sjquiltmuseum.org/events

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SJMQT – Ugly Sweater Party & Art After Dark

December 12, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Come hang out with your friends and family dressed in an ugly sweater. You can remix and craft your Ugly Sweater to new heights! This is the perfect opportunity to mingle and make friends in the Christmas spirit during the December Art After Dark event. https://www.facebook.com/events/2484252948515845/

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February 2020

SJMQT – Winter Community Day

Come out and meet new faces at SJMQT's Free Winter Community Day. Experience activities and crafts for the entire family and see our newest exhibitions! https://www.sjquiltmuseum.org/events/2020/2/2/winter-community-day

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SJMQT – First Friday

It's SJMQT's First Friday event! They will host musical guest, ‘Mystery Tour’ which will be performing. The Santa Clara Valley Chapter of The Embroiderers' Guild of America will be making valentines crafts in Makerspace. Artist Pantea Karimi will also be here to answer questions about her work and exhibition. https://www.sjquiltmuseum.org/events/2020/2/7/first-friday

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SJMQT – Galentine’s Day with Artist Badri Valian

Galentine’s Day is here to celebrate the love and passion for art with your girlfriends. This event will showcase love and appreciation for art, art around us, and the art that we live in. Connect with your community by creating simple Valentines Day cards and crafts. https://www.sjquiltmuseum.org/events/2020/2/13/galentines-day

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SJMQT – Yoga & Art Element Series: Space, SJMQT x Be the Change Yoga x Academic Coffee

Join SJMQT for their third Yoga & Art collaboration with the Be the Change Yoga and Academic Coffee! https://www.sjquiltmuseum.org/events/2020/2/16/yoga-amp-art-element-series-space-sjmqt-x-be-the-change-yoga-x-academic-coffee

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Stitches West 2020

STITCHES West is a crafter's experience for knitters, crocheters, weavers, fiber artists, and more. It includes classes on everything from design to finishing. The STITCHES West Market is a shopping experience where vendors come from across the United States and around the world to display the latest wares to inspire your creativity. https://www.sjquiltmuseum.org/events/2020/2/20/stitches-west-2020

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25 Million Stitches Sewing Circle

Join artist Jennifer Sohn in this community-wide art project that is raising awareness of the more than 25 million refugees living world-wide. They are asking volunteers to contribute a single hand stitch on a long muslin panel, with each stitch representing one refugee. Free. https://www.sjquiltmuseum.org/events/2020/2/23/25-million-stitches-sewing-circle

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March 2020

SJMQT – First Friday

Celebrate the opening reception of I was India: Embroidering Exoticism, a solo exhibition by Kira Dominguez Hultgren in the Porcella Gallery. https://www.sjquiltmuseum.org/events/2020/3/6/first-friday

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SJMQT – Art After Dark

Come and enjoy making crafts and activities with your friends and family at Art After Dark. https://www.sjquiltmuseum.org/events/2020/3/12/art-after-dark

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Ironing Workshop with Artist in Residence, Mung Lar Lam

Learn how to make a folded textiles card holder or wallet with no sewing involved! https://www.sjquiltmuseum.org/events/2020/3/14/ironing-workshop-with-artist-in-residence-mung-lar-lam

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Quilt ID Day 2020

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. https://www.sjquiltmuseum.org/events/2020/3/14/quilt-id-day-2020

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