I’ve been out of town on a trip up north and stopped into the San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles. Unfortunately, they are between shows and didn’t have too much on display but there was a small display of quilts from Gloria Hansen that are worth stopping by for if you are in the area. I knew I had seen some of her work before but never had a chance to really see them. You can see them on her website but you really can’t see the stitching, which on several of them are integral to the design.
The museum gift shop has a nice selection of various fiber art works from local artists and beyond. Marian Clayden has some work there as well as Judith Content and others. Happily, they selected a dozen pieces from me to add to the shop.
I’ve really had a chance to explore San Jose- SJSU, Japantown, museums, a great diversity of ethnic restaurants, a shinkendo dojo, and some great victorian neighborhoods. I’ve also got to mention the hills along the 101 were carpeted with poppies and lupine – just beautiful!
A great time of the year to drive up the coast of California.
Back home tomorrow, gyotaku printing in the 4th grade classroom on Monday and the Los Angeles Cherry Blossom Festival next weekend! More on that later. Lots to do!