Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Got Scrap?

SCRAP ART…is coming!

San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles

The Museum is planning an exhibition focusing on both historical and
contemporary examples of scrap textile art, and we are seeking excellent
examples of scrappy quilts and other forms of scrap textile art to be considered
for our exhibition.

The exhibition will highlight examples from the Museum collection of historical
scrappy quilts as well as document current trends in re-purposing of materials
in the textile arts. We reach out to you, our supporters and community, to
inquire if there are quilts you would like to share with us for consideration of
loan or donation towards this exhibition. Historical pieces, quilts with an
eclectic flair, textile art that features wide-ranging combinations of color and
materials, and contemporary textile art that transcends the historical trend to
include innovative re-purposing of recycled materials are especially desired.
Specifically, we are looking for quilts that obviously are using repurposed
materials like men’s ties, shirts and suiting or upholstery samples, and/or
feedsack materials from the 30s and 40s.

Examples can be submitted a number of ways:

By Email:

An image of the object can be sent by email as a JPEG. Please send an overall
and a detail as well as any information on the history or artist. Please include
dimensions, date and techniques if this is a contemporary piece. Put Scrap Art
in subject of email.

Send email to Deborah Corsini, Curator, or
Joyce Hulbert, Collections,

Bring to the Museum:

We will hold a Call for Scrap Art at the Museum on Tuesday afternoon, April 12,
to view and consider objects from the community to possible inclusion in Scrap
Art. Please call us (408-971-0323 ext. 20) or send an email to reserve a time to
bring in objects from your collection and artwork.

It seems everywhere we look there are textiles being used in new and exciting
ways, whether in the interest of recycling or free-wheeling art exploration. At
the San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles, we know this kind of thing has been
done for a very long time – and done exceptionally well – by historical
quiltmakers as well as cutting-edge textile artists.

San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles
520 South First Street
San Jose, California 95113
Open Tues - Sun 10am - 5pm
and 7-11pm on the first Friday of every month

Monday, February 21, 2011


Don’t forget!
Your new fabric nametags!!

Bring in and proudly wear your name tag and be entered into the drawing for the fabulous hand blown glass, crystal and sterling silver bracelet donated by David and Trish Charity.

There will be couple of bracelets to choose from for sizing. These normally retail for $39 or more.

Let’s have fun with these and share how creative we are!!

Friday, February 4, 2011

Bridges Update

BRIDGES Special Exhibit
International Quilt Festival
Long Beach 29 - 31 July 2011

This exhibit has been accepted by Quilts, Inc.!!

Quilts will be collected at the March 12 meeting, WITH a copy of your Entry Form and a check for $20, payable to Quilts on the Wall.  After they are collected, the quilts will be juried

Best of Luck!

Fiber Cruise to Alaska

July 29th to August 5th, 2011-- a Fiber Arts Adventure Cruise to Alaska! 

Three day-long Art Quilting classes with Terry Waldron, and Simple Sewing--purses or a No-Fitting Jacket with Ricki Bremer are the offerings designed for beginners to experienced fiber artists on this 7-day Alaska cruise.   Featuring a top-rated ship and a great itinerary, this trip also offers a great incentive for a refundable deposit placed by February 6th!  Cruise details and Quilters Package attached as well as complete class descriptions.

Register today with a $250 deposit.  Call John at (714) 692-2210
Or john@connectiontocruise.

Thank you,
Ricki and Terry