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The Quilt Complex & Joe The Quilter



A FULL Day of Rare, Fun & Informative Quilt Events
Sunday, January 31
10:00 am.- 3:30 pm.
San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles
  •  Guided Tour of “Still Crazy” Quilt Exhibit at the San Jose Museum of Quilts
  • Julie Silber presents “Crazier Yet: A Trunk Show of More Antique Crazy Quilts”
  • Joe Cunningham on "Using Crazy Ideas: A Timeless Concept” Old & New Quilts
  •  Barbara Brackman (The Quilt Detective) on “Clues in the Calico”
   Lunch and museum admission are included.   $195.   Space is limited!

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Barbara Brackman
“Clues in the Calico”
 Barbara joins us from Kansas to demonstrate exactly how she searches for clues in quilts.
A rare appearance by a rare historian playing Sherlock Holmes with some rare, fascinating quilts -- what could be better?
 Barbara Brackman is among the great quilt historians of our age. First with her landmark encyclopedias of pieced and applique patterns, then with her justifiably famous "Clues in the Calico" and numerous other books of quilt history, Barbara has brought intelligence, humor, and broad scholarship to the field. We are fortunate to have her come out of retirement to be part of this Quilt Adventure.

Joe Cunningham
"Using Crazy Ideas: A Timeless Concept"
The idea behind crazy work -- that you keep sewing things together until you have created enough -- is fundamentally different than the concepts behind engineered patchwork. Using both antique quilts as well his own new ones, Joe will show and tell how he has found the underlying concepts behind crazy quilts useful in seemingly unrelated forms.  
Joe began making quilts professionally in 1979 and has written widely on quilts for both popular and scholarly publications.. His work has been seen in museums and quilt shows throughout the country.  Joe performs his one-man musical quilt show “Joe the Quilter” in theaters and for quilt groups nationally.;
Julie Silber
"CRAZIER YET: Even More Antique Crazy Quilts”
A trunk show of some Doozies!  As if the exhibition at the Museum were not enough, Julie has gathered some more rare and fabulous examples of Crazy Quilts, 1870 – 1950.
Julie was suddenly smitten with quilts in 1966. Since then she has bought and sold antique quilts, appraised them, written books and articles, lectured and taught, and curated exhibitions and quilt collections including the Esprit Quilt Collection.
Julie Silber & Jean Demeter
The Quilt Complex . PO Box 729 .  Albion CA 95410

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The Quilt Complex
PO Box 729
Albion, California 95410

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