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Category Archive: Classes, Events & Shows

Voices in Cloth: East Bay Heritage Quilters – April 10 & April 11, 2010

Voices in Cloth: East Bay Heritage Quilters, April 10 — April 11, 2010 – Oakland Convention Center, Saturday: 10-5 and Sunday: 10-4. The East Bay Heritage Quilters present the 2010 bi-annual Voices in Cloth “Extraordinary Quilt Show”. There will be over 200 quilts by EBHQ members, wearable art, quilting demonstrations, great vendors, a silent auction of quilts and garments. The Voices in Cloth show is a large, non-juried display of EBHQ members’ quilts. EBHQ members participate – from the nationally famous to the individual quilter who may never have exhibited. This show raises money for the EBHQ monthly guest speaker, activities such as the Children’s Quilts project, and grants to support education outreach activities.

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Sale — Buttons and Fabric and Yarn, oh my!

Britex Sale – Folks have been asking if yarn and buttons are on sale, and yes they are!
Monday, February 15th and Tuesday the 16th
30% Off* All Fabrics ~ All Notions ~ All Remnants
*Sale limited to stock on floor
*Imported laces, velvets and specialty items not included
*No special orders, phone or mail orders

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BRITEX FABRICS SPRING SALE

Mon., Feb. 15th, 10am – 7pm & Tue., Feb. 16th, 10am – 6pm

30% Off*

All Fabrics ~ All Notions ~ All Remnants

*Sale limited to stock on floor
*Imported laces, velvets and specialty items not included
*No special orders, phone or mail orders

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Britex Weddings – Luis and Rachelle

Love is blooming in Britex! Here is Britex Fabrics’ stock man, Luis, with his lovely bride, Rachelle. We wish them all the best as they feather their love nest.

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Best Wishes from Britex in 2010

Yeah! It will be 2010 in a couple of short days. Britex Fabrics thanks you for your patronage, and wishes everyone a fabulously creative upcoming new year. In the oft quoted words of Robert Burns:
“And for auld lang syne, my jo,
For auld lang syne,
We’ll tak a cup o’ kindness yet,
For auld lang syne”

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December 31st – Britex Fabrics closes at 4 pm

REMINDER ~ Holiday hours: New Years Eve, Thursday December 31st – Close at 4pm. Best wishes to everyone for 2010!

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Britex Fabrics Holiday Hours

Britex Fabrics Holiday hours: Christmas Eve, Thursday December 24th – Close at 4pm. Christmas Day, Friday December 25 – Closed

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SF Renegade Craft Fair Holiday Sale

Renegade Craft Fair Holiday Sale – San Francisco Shop Handmade for the Holidays
Free entrance! Featuring over 150 Craftspeople and Designers! December 19 & 20 from 11am – 7pm at Fort Mason Center Herbst Pavilion. Over 150 of today’s finest indie-craft and contemporary design talents will be setting up shop at the Renegade Craft Fair. Those looking to shop handmade and support small business this holiday season will surely find something for everyone – from jewelry and clothing, to ceramics and stationery, with everything from bath products, housewares, posters, comics and plush objects in between – at this large-scale, art, craft and design extravaganza!!

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BAZAAR BIZARRE CRAFTS

BAZAAR BIZARRE CRAFTS
SHOP HANDMADE & GET CRAFTY THIS HOLIDAY!
Saturday Dec. 12th and Sunday Dec. 13th 2009 12:00 PM – 6:00PM at the San Francisco County Fair Building Golden Gate Park, SF. $2.00 Per Adult ~ 12 & Under free, 50% of Admission Fees Go To Charity. For $5 and a bag of clothes you can enter Swap-O-Rama-Rama. D.I.Y. experts will help you cut, sew, print and personalize your up-cycled fashion finds! 50% of this year’s door fees will be donated to the Out of Site Center For Arts Education and Keep Turning Heads.

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Still Crazy: Victorian Crazy Quilts

November 17, 2009 – February 7, 2010
San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles
520 South First Street, San Jose, California 95113

Still Crazy explores the crazy quilt with a broad survey of the movement, mostly with examples from the Museum’s permanent collection. Crazy quilt making reached fad proportions during the Victorian period of 1876 – 1900. Made of fine dress fabrics like brocades, silks and velvets, and ribbons they were heavily embellished with areas of decorative embroidery or paint or even photographic images on fabric. They were most often made of irregular shapes and sizes, a kind of collage aesthetic, and they were pieced together with an astounding variety of embroidered stitches, in a multitude of colors. At the same time, crazy quilt designs had Asian influences, believed to be inspired by growing interest in the Far East at that time. They are dark, saturated and luxurious in look and feel, and the embroidered details are often nature inspired or symbolic or personal. This exhibit features an unusual variety of the kinds of textiles that were created such as quilts, wall hangings, table covers, comforters, to a one of-a-kind matching pair of Victorian parlor curtains.

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