Monday, February 20, 2012

Do You Know the Way to San Jose?

If you're old enough you will remember this tune, written by Burt Bacharach and Hal David and sung first by Dionne Warwick.  It kept cycling through my mind as I sat on the train to San Jose Quilt and Textile Museum in California.

According to some locals I met, this is the only San Jose in the US and the song was written for it.  I can't help adding that San Jose is also home to eBay.  On my way I passed through Menlo Park, home of Facebook. 

While in San Jose,  I was lucky enough to see the Quilt National for 2011 in the museum.  It is an exhibition of international modern quilts  that had been juried into a travelling collection.    Unfortunately, I can't share my pleasure.  Once again, no photographs allowed.  You can, however, buy the book online.

In San Francisco I visited the SFMOMA.  Photography without a flash was permitted so I have a small collection of images that appealed to me.  I particularly want to share a picture of my afternoon tea.

Yes, a slice of cake made to look like Mondrian's artwork!

  Here is my latest BTCT block:


Carol G said...

Very nice collection of greens on your BTCT. Did you finish that applique in the states?

Meghan said...

HI Liz, The Quilt and Textile Museum is a little gem. I was in San Jose a couple of years ago and visited. On display was a wonderful group of crazy quilts that ranged from the high Victorian to a beautiful Pennsylvania Crazy Quilt.

Sarah Martin said...

Dang, Liz! If I'd known you were so close I'd have waved to you out the window! Well, hi from Pacifica!
: )

Me and My Stitches said...

Love your BTCT block...I sure wish I was better at applique! What a clever cake!

Janet O. said...

Looks like you are having a grand adventure, Liz. Love the slice of cake--wonder who figured that out?
Nice job on the BTCT block!

Sharon said...

I'm so glad you got to the museum, friends of mine in Idaho flew down for an exhibit last year and raved about it. Love your next BTCT

Dawn said...

Looks like it was a fun trip - and some sewing was done!
Love your block.