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Get Jazzed!

Posted January 20, 2016

Calling all quilters! Oh, right, that's all of SCVQA! Our association has been presented with a unique opportunity to let our lights shine in conjunction with the San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles and the San Jose Jazz Festival. In July and August, the museum will be exhibiting a juried selection of quilts made by our members celebrating an original American art form, jazz. The show will be cross-promoted with the Jazz Festival so your work will potentially be seen by a diverse group of viewers.

The show title and theme is "Jazz Impressions." The total size of your quilt/fiber art is limited to no more than a 200\" perimeter with a width of 50\" or less. There is a non-refundable entry fee of $30. The fee will cover up to three entries. Submissions will begin on March 21st and end on May 1st. Notification of selected quilts will go out June 1st. For more details, please go to scvqajazz.blogspot.com.

You have the facts. Now put on your favorite jazz album and get those creative juices flowing! We’re looking forward to seeing what your jazz impressions will be!

Volunteer Opportunities

Updated January 6, 2016

Models needed for May meeting
Our May speaker, Rachel Clark, needs models for her beautiful, one-of-a-kind garments during her lecture on May 23 from 11 AM to 12 noon. We need:

  • Women of all ages and from size 8 to 16. (Rachel notes that the size 14-16 models should not be large busted in order to fit into all of the clothing.)
  • The models should wear white or off-white blouses and black pants or skirts, with black shoes and complementary stockings. If you don't have these items, please wear solid colors.
  • There are some complete ensembles and dresses, so some models will have to change clothes completely.

  • To make Rachel's show a success, we need YOU, superstar!
    Thanks from the programs team, Joni, Gayle, and Ann

    Quilt Stand Setup and Take Down
    We need a couple of people to help set up and take down quilt stands used by the speakers at our meetings. You need to come 45 minutes before the meeting and stay 20-30 minutes afterwards. This is a fun way to get up close and personal with the fabulous quilts created by our speakers. Pick your favorites! Email Ann Brooks at programs@scvqa.org with information about which months you can help.

    Valerie Goodwin -- Oh, the Places You've Been!

    Posted September 18, 2015

    Valerie Goodwin, architect, professor, and quilter, is coming November 23. Her quilts are hung in shows worldwide. In addition to teaching architecture, she has taught at retreats such as Art Quilt Tahoe. She creates incredibly layered, meaningful maps and will show us her technique at the Favorite Places workshop, Tuesday, November 24. Sign up soon to capture your favorite place in a quilt!

    All current workshops are listed on the Workshops page, updated monthly.

    Block Party Patterns, Updated Monthly

    Posted July 11, 2015

    Make a "block party" block, bring it to the next meeting, and you could win enough blocks for an entire quilt! The patterns for each month's block are on the Block Party page (a sub-page of the Activities menu). This page is updated monthly.

    Thread Catchers Pattern Available!

    Posted June 12, 2015

    If you missed the June Quilting 101 session in which Donna Prime showed how to make thread catchers, you're in luck. The patterns for these are on the Patterns page.

    Thread Catchers

    Quilt Gallery Updated Monthly

    Posted June 7, 2015

    Take a look at the beautiful quilts made by both our speakers and members on the Photo Gallery page. This page is updated monthly.




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