Places to Go, Things to Do: Whether You are Out and About, or Staying In

Please call the venue or visit their website to verify if open or what distancing requirements per their county’s Health Officer’s directives.
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San Jose Quilt Museum
The Museum is the nexus for fiber artists, art lovers, collectors, quilters, and crafters who share a passion for fiber art and a deep commitment to its preservation and evolution. SJMQT Website Link
520 South First Street, San Jose, California 95113
Museum and Museum Store Hours: Wednesday to Friday 11 am – 4 pm
Saturday and Sunday 11 am – 3 pm
First Friday of every month: Pay what you can 12 – 7pm and free 7pm –9pm (Except January and July)
The Museum is closed Mondays, Tuesdays, and major holidays.
Call 408.971.0323 x10 for more information.

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Northern California Quilt Council
Promoting Quilting by Networking Guilds, Teachers, Shops and those who love quilts.  NCQC has 4 meetings each year, the 2nd Wednesday of January, April, July and October.  GQCCC is a member and all GQCCC members are always welcome to attend the meetings.  NCQC Website Link

Empty Spools Seminars at Asilomar Conference Grounds
2022 Dates: Feb 27-March 4; March 4-9; March 20-25; March 25-30; April 10-15.
Five day quilt making workshops in Pacific Grove, CA. See the link for session descriptions.  Empty Spools link

Area Quilt Shows and Events

Amador Valley Quilters “Fabric Extravaganza” July 16 and 17, 2021, July 30 and 31, 2021
10,000+ yards of 100% cotton quilting fabric! For more information visit the website

Carquinez Strait Stitchers Virtual Quilt Show June 1-30, 2021
As many Quilt Guilds have experienced during this pandemic, Carquinez Strait Stitchers were unable to hold their biennial quilt show in May.  They have chosen to share some of their works that will not be available to show next year in a Virtual Show.   Please visit to enjoy the show. 

Sierra Gold Quilter’s Guild October 1st & 2nd, 2021
The show is held at the Amador County Fairgrounds and features over 120 entries including stunning quilts and wearable art. For more information visit

Catch a Program at Home and Where to Find it in Contra Costa County

[May need to double check your local listings]

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Beads, Baubles and Jewels 
Host: Katie Hacker.  Lots and lots of jewelry making ideas and projects are explored with special guests. Online episodes. To see their website go to Beads, Baubles and Jewels
Channel 22, KRCB, Wednesdays at 9:30 am
Channel 43, KCSM, Monday – Friday at 3:00 pm
Channel 22, KRCB, Wednesday at 9:30 am

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Fit 2 Stitch
Host: Peggy Sagers.  This show is primarily about apparel and home decor sewing.
Their website can be found at Fit 2 Stitch

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Fons and Porter’s Love of Quilting
Hosts: Marianne and Mary Fons.  Shows demonstrate all the steps in sewing featured blocks and projects. There is also a companion website: “Love of Quilting” Great show for beginners.
Channel 22, KRCB, Mondays at 9:30 am
Channel 22, KRCB, Mondays at 9:30 am
Channel 189, KQED, Mondays at 2:00 pm

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Hands on Crafts for Kids
Hosts: Candie Cooper and Katie Hacker.  The hosts showcase various projects as they explore design concepts. Visit their website at Crafts for Kids
Channel 43, KCSM, Monday – Friday at 4:30 pm

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It’s Sew Easy
Host: Angela Wolf.  Sewing projects inspired by periods in history are presented by the host and special guests. Featuring mostly apparel sewing. See website at It’s So Easy TV
Channel 22, KRCB, Wednesdays at 10:00 am
Channel 43, KCSM, Monday – Friday at 10:30 am
Channel 22 and HD 722, KRCB, Wednesdays at 10:00 am

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Quilt in a Day
Host: Eleanor Burns.  Shows demonstrate all the steps in sewing featured blocks and projects.   The companion website for this program is Quilt In A Day Great show for beginners.
Channel 568, RFD, Thursdays at 3:00 pm


Quilting Arts
Host: Susan Brubaker Knapp.  Covers all kinds of techniques for art quilting and fabric dyeing with project ideas for all skill levels. Two or three special guests join Susan on every episode. Find the companion website at: Quilting Arts TV
Channel 22, KRCB, Mondays at 10:00 am
Channel 43 KCSM, Monday – Friday at 11:30 am
Channel 22, KRCB, Mondays at 10:00 am
Channel 189, KQEDL, Mondays at 2:30 pm

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Sew It All
Host: Ellen March.   Teaches a fundamental sewing technique and a quick-and-easy project that uses the technique. Learn how to make the most out of your sewing machine. A special guest joins Ellen on each episode. See their website: Sew Daily
Channel 22, KRCB, Tuesdays at 10:00 am
Channel 17, KCSM, Monday – Friday at 10:30 am
Channel 22, KRCB, Tuesdays at 10:00 am


Sewing With Nancy
Host: Nancy Zieman.  This show covers all kinds of sewing and quilting for all levels. If you miss a show you can see it later at Sewing With Nancy.  She also has a blog website and a shopping website called “Nancy’s Notions”.
KQED 9, Saturdays at 9:00 am

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Knit and Crochet Now!
Host: Bret Bara, editor of Crochet Today magazine.  Show features the top designers and experts in the field. In each episode, a rotating cast of guests demonstrates the most popular techniques. See the website at Annie’s Knit and Crochet Now
Channel 22, KRCB, Fridays at 10:00 am
Channel 22, KRCB, Fridays at 10:00 am

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Knitting Daily
Host: Vickie Howell.  A needle crafts how-to program covering everything from knitting and crochet to stitching, and beyond. The show introduces viewers to designers, authors and teachers and guides in learning new techniques using the latest products in yarn and fiber. For the website go to Knitting Daily TV
Channel 43, KCSM, Monday – Friday at 11:00 am
Channel 17, KCSM, Monday-Friday at 11:00 am

TV Program listing was provided by GQCCC Guild Member, Monica Kaseman [our NCQC representative]. If you have any comments or updates, please use the contact form