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Borders -  San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles  •   San Jose, California
July 31, 2019 - October 13, 2019

Explore selected works from San Francisco School of Needlework & Design's Stitch-at-Home Challenge: Borders.

A border is a moat between a castle and its kingdom. A border runs along the hem of our jeans. A boundary, a selvage, a crease, an end and a beginning, a divider and a unifier: a border is all of these at once. Borders are both metaphorical and literal––some are fixed while others have fluidity and movement. Our internal boundaries serve to protect us from real or perceived dangers and help to delineate the furthest reaches of our moods and feelings. Externally, borders are both visual and physical structures that serve to define lands, politics, cultures and linguistic variations. They shift like the high tide line, results of geopolitical incidents, and within each of us as we learn, grow and develop. Sawtooth borders, hemstitched borders, open borders, white picket fences, brick walls, arched openings, drawnwork, or tiny dashed running stitch lines. Visible and invisible, comforting and discomforting, fixed and fluid….all around us.

Venue Info:
San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles
520 S. First St.
San Jose, CA 95113
United States