Saturday, July 27, 2013

Quilt at San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles

I was surprised and happy to learn that "Italia," a quilt I made that was commissioned by P&B Textiles in the late 90's, is now in the collection of the San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles. AND it is in the Tasty! Food Inspired Quilts exhibit at the museum, which is about to open. There is some information about the exhibit below, so if you are in the area, check it out:
July 31 – October 27, 2013
Tasty! Food Inspired Quilts

July 31: Press Preview 1:30 PM
September 8: Members Walkthrough 1-2PM. Opening Reception 2-4PM or call 408-971-0323 x14

Tasty! Food Inspired Quilts offers a whimsical exploration into the intersection of some of our most basic needs: food, warmth, and community. The show will engage with other local organizations and community-wide projects surrounding the Around the Table Food Festival coming to San Jose this fall. Among the quilts to be featured in Tasty! is a gigantic, lifelike tortilla quilt by San Jose artist Yolanda Guerra, created from her original design of tortilla fabric. This toasty crust looks good enough to eat. In a 16-panel quilt on loan from History San Jose, each panel features a different fruit from the famous orchards of the Santa Clara Valley. Also featured are quilts from the museum’s own collection that speak to the theme of local food, and a psychedelic burger quilt by legendary California quilter Yvonne Porcella.


Peggy L Calvert said...

Wow Cindy, this is very cool.
I think we should all go to San Jose and see your quilt and the museum!

Cindy Cooksey said...

That would be fun!