October 2010

Diablo Weavers Guild meets once a month, September through June.
September, December and June we meet at a member's home.
Our next meeting will be at the library:
October 15, 2010 at 10:00 AM
The meeting topic is double weave and an introduction to the June 2011 picnic project.
Snack for the meeting: Kris and Carol C.
Meetings are usually on the Third Friday of the month 
at the Thurman Casey Library in Walnut Creek.
New members and guests are always welcome.

CNCH 2011 in Sutter Creek:
Remember that sign-up online begins November 1, 2010 for this year's CNCH Conference,
which will be held in Sutter Creek.
For this conference sign-up will be strictly limited to 150 attendees.
Workshops will be limited to 15, and there are only 10 instructors.
Scholarship applications are also due on November 1.

Local Events:

The Hearst Art Gallery at Saint Mary's College
Gifted Hands: The Fine Art of Craft
October 10 - December 12, 2010

Saint Mary's College of California
1928 St. Mary's Road
Moraga CA 94556

Sharon and Bob Gardner are featured artists at LAA Gallery in Livermore, November 2010

3rd and K Streets Livermore CA 94550
Gallery Hours
Tuesday - Thursday, 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday - Sunday, 11:oo am - 7:00 pm

Reception November 6, 1 - 3 PM

 Razzle Dazzle at Expressions Gallery
2035 Ashby Avenue, Berkeley CA 94703
SHOW RUNS: Octogger 30, 2010 - January 7, 2011
Wednesday - Saturday, Noon - 5 PM
Sunday, Noon - 3 PM
 The show features a variety of art forms. Maj-Britt Mobrand, long time weaving teacher in Berkeley, is among the featured artists.

Safekeeper Vest Trunk Show at Yoshiko Wada's house is Oct. 15 & 16 (Noon-5). This yearly event features travel vests sewn from wonderful ethnic textiles by Marge Gartler. It is held at Yoshiko Wada's house which is worth the visit in itself. Her house is just off Grizzly Peak Road at 695 Hilldale Ave, Berkeley 94708 (510/527-3432). Or, ask Susie Hodges for directions.

New Two Day Class on Drafting at Walnut Creek Civic Arts
Lou Grantham, of San Francisco Fiber and weaving instructor at Walnut Creek Civic Arts, is the new c0-coordinator of the Civic Arts Textile Classes.  She has announced a new special one time class on drafting for weavers offered this fall, Oct 23rd and Oct 24th.
Information from Lou:
See details about this and other classes on the Civic Arts Site:
The class will be taught by Janice Sullivan:

Dynamics of Design workshop with Jean Cacidedo
The workshop with this well-known Bay Area fiber artist, is Sat Nov 6, 10-4 
and costs $95 for Non-Members; $85 for Members.
There are still a few places open.
There is a good description of the class at http://www.therac.org
Class registration can be done on line or by phone during the day (Tu-Sa), 510/620-6772.
The Pacific International Quilt Festival
October 24-17 at the Santa Clara Convention Center. Events and full program can be seen at http://www.quiltfest.com/activities.asp?id=7  
Entrance fee good for all 4 days is $14 or Sunday alone is $12.
Open 10-6 all days except Sun (10-5).
This show takes up the entire convention center and is the biggest in Northern Calif.
San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles has the International TECHstyle Art Biennial
Through Oct. 31 with a separate exhibit of TECHstyle artwear starting Sept. 16.
Museum is open Tu-Sun (10-5) and is free to Members; $8. to Non-Member Adults. Free to all on First Friday Art Crawl.
Museum is at 520 First St. For information, contact sjquiltmuseum.org or call 408/971-0323.

 Sonoma Valley Museum of Art (551 Broadway) 

 "Visions of Paradise: Art & the Power of Fath" to Nov. 7.
This show of art and craft in honor of the Day of the Dead is curated by Vitginia Brier and is open Wed-Sun (11-5) with entrance by donation.

 Information at www.svma.org or 707/939-7862.

To Dye for: A World Saturated in Color
de Young Museum
July 31, 2010 - January 9, 2011

To Dye For features over 50 textiles and costumes from the Fine Arts Museums’ comprehensive collection of textiles from Africa, Asia and the Americas. A truly cross-cultural presentation, the exhibition showcases objects from diverse cultures and historical periods.


Vanishing Traditions (Textiles & Treasures from Southwest China)
On exhibit Oct 10-Dec 5 at the UC Davis Design Museum, 145 Walker Hall (One Shields Ave, Davis)
Reception: Sun, Oct 17, 1:30 PM. Info at  http://www.designmuseum.ucdavis.edu   

For Sale:
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