Monday, September 12, 2005

Quilt Museum

The San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles opens in its new location this Saturday. I visited the museum in its previous locale and found it to be quite enjoyable. This new location is supposed to be larger and hopefully more permanent. The museum started in 1977 and has moved to about 8 locations since then. I'll have to make a point to visit it more often to check out the different exhbits.

And while I'm on the subject of local museums, I've been meaning to get to the Lace Museum in Sunnyvale. One of these days...


  1. Anonymous10:51 PM

    Dear Lori:
    Hello from Issaquah, WA, (18 miles east of Seattle). Somehow while surfing the net, I ran across your blog, and wanted to let you know that you sound a lot like me. I am 43, married in 1995, have not had children, and am also obsessed with fabric. Have not branched off into crafts too much yet, but find that I am obsessed with decorating my house. I buy fabric on-line for pillows, curtains, upholstery, etc., etc. Love designer fabrics like Jane churchill, Brunshwig & Fils, Scalamandre, and many others, and have more than a closet full of more fabric than I will ever be able to use. Oh, also, I love your cat toys! (do you sell them)? My husband and I have you beat in the cat department, because we have 5 cats who are our babies. But enough about me for now. I can empathize with you and your husband in your childless situation. In our child-centered society where everybody seems to be so obsessed with their kids, my husband and I often feel very isolated and lonely because childless couples in our age-group are so hard to find. Were you the one who said that we are in the same category as the widowed or the disabled? I could not have said it better myself. My husband and I made the mistake of going to church one fathersday, and the Pastor invited all of the dads up to the front of the church to be honored. Each one of the dads were given a liter of Dads Rootbeer. I felt so sad for my husband who was left sitting there because we do not have any children. Ever been sitting at a table or out somewhere and the people you are with who have children talk about their children the whole time, and you are entirely left out of the conversation with nobody even bothering to ask you a question? I get depressed every Christmas, easter, mothersday and fathers day because we feel so left out, so I KNOW how you feel. Anyway, I don't mean to ramble on about myself too much, just want to let you know that there is another person out here in the world who "gets it," and understands your struggles and your pain.

    Keep the faith.

  2. Welcome to my blog and thanks for posting a comment. I'd love to see what you've done with those designer fabrics (I googled the names - wow!). I have great plans for home dec sewing myself but am slow to get to them. Too many other projects.

    The cat toys were just made for fun last year. They are mostly destroyed now because the cats wanted the catnip inside. Oh how they love catnip! I might make different ones this year.