San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles     Visit the museum’s website for more information   www.sjquiltmuseum.org

International TECHstyle Art Biennial 3 (ITAB).  Returning for its third incarnation, ITAB is a juried exhibition of work by artists merging fiber media with new information and communication technoliogies in their artistic processes as a medium of artistic expression, and/or in the content of their work.  July 26 – November 9, 2014

Vel Garrick: Conversational Watercolor Quilts  is the first exhibition of the unique work from self-taught and emerging artist Vel Garrick.  Instead of using typical floral prints to design the nuanced gradations of color, Garrick uses conversational prints and novelty fabrics to create charming supersized florals, landscapes or scenes.  From a distance, the whole piece is observed, but up close, the details and juxtaposition of images are dizzying and magical.  July 26 – November 9, 2014

Forming Our Lives.  In the exhibit Forming Our Lives, three women recount personal stories that have affected and continue to shape their lives.  The artwork they have created continually asks the question, “Why do certain situations happen in our lives and how do we overcome them?”  July 26 – September 14, 2014

Tapestry Weavers West.  An exhibition of handwoven tapestries with the theme of water in its many facets. July 17 – August 29, 2014,  Mon – Fri 8:00 am – 4:30 pm.  East Bay Municipal Utilities District (EBMUD) 375 11th Street, Oakland CA, Mezzanine Floor.  For information, 510.287.2072 or www.ebmud.com/art

Pacific Textile Arts Gallery.  Janice Sullivan’s Mixed Media Textiles: Hand woven marbleized wall pieces and works on paper.  Mendocino.  Gallery open Wed, Thu, Sat.  Through September 29, 2014

Los Angeles Craft and Folk Art Museum.  Peggy Ostercamp’s “Veils”on display in the juried Textile Society of America Show.  September 13, 2014 through January 4, 2015.

deYoung Museum.  Lines on the Horizon.  Native American Art from the Weisel Family Collection.  May 3, 2014 – January 4, 2014