Out and About in San Jose!

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I made a stop into the San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles located in San Jose, California this week!

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I saw many vintage looking tops. I’m pretty sure this is a picture of a Snowball Quilt.

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And I saw many new kinds of quilts like this top.  This is a project completed by youth from the Santa Clara County Department of Corrections Elmwood Facility

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There were old quilts on display.

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There were large quilts to see.  This is one of the largest quilts I’ve ever seen.

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There were unique quilts, like this quilt one made of film strips lit up with a light box.

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This is a close up of one of the film strip blocks!

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There were unusual quilts on display such as this one, which is probably the most eclectic quilt I have ever seen!  It was made of actual pieces of clothing sewn together.

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And there were quilts sewn of different materials like the one Matilda is in front of, a quilt made of painted canvas.

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This is the full view of the painted canvas material quilt.

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This is a quilt made of all wool material!  Although it is not a Gee’s Bend Quilt, it looked like one to me.

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Matilda is contributing to a quilt project in progress!

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I saw lots of patterns in many different mediums and textures.

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 And I enjoyed the many different quilt block patterns found in front of the museum as I finished my time exploring the Quilt and Textiles Museum!

I hope the pieces of life are coming together for you!

~Molly

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