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San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles

520 S 1st St, San Jose, CA 95113-2806
+1 408-971-0323
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Off to see quilts

A small museum dedicated to the huge world of quilts. There are always two exhabits and some times... read more

Reviewed 25 June 2016
KEAE12141
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Piedmont
Disappointing

I love quilts and enjoy seeing well-made ones. This is not the place. These are 'art' rather than... read more

Reviewed 11 May 2016
M W
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San Jose, California
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This museum traces the history of quilt making and contains beautiful examples of different quilting styles.
  • Excellent43%
  • Very good30%
  • Average17%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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520 S 1st St, San Jose, CA 95113-2806
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Reviewed 25 June 2016

A small museum dedicated to the huge world of quilts. There are always two exhabits and some times three. Each gallery has wonderful lighting. The gift shop is fantastic full of amazing hand crafted items. And best of all there is plenty of metered parking...More

Thank KEAE12141
Reviewed 11 May 2016

I love quilts and enjoy seeing well-made ones. This is not the place. These are 'art' rather than well-constructed quilts, and frankly, the 'art' did nothing for me. If you enjoy interpreting art, you might like this, but if you want to see something pretty,...More

Thank M W
Reviewed 23 March 2016

Ever two months or so the exhibit changes, they also participate in First Fridays where galleries are open late. On most First Fridays there is a small live group performing either music or spoken word. There is also a small room that sometimes has a...More

Thank willowezra
Reviewed 16 March 2016

This ia a small museum with variable quilt shows from antique quilts, to modern fabric ceations. Because it is small, they highlight different colections at different times. You might want to phone ahead to see what their show is when you want to go.

Thank 884Nancyjo
Reviewed 25 February 2016

Since my wife loves quilts we carved out part of an afternoon to see this museum. Since we were only in San Jose for 3 days we thought it would be a good use of our time. It wasn't. It cost us $32 to visit...More

Thank I_Notice_Everything
Reviewed 10 February 2016

I've lived in San Jose for 20 years and never visited this museum until a friend from out of town suggested it. What a treat!! I don't quilt but I sew and do a number of other textile handcrafts. I was blown away by the...More

Thank Sausalito2006
Reviewed 15 December 2015

A showcase for beautiful quilts and fabrics - if you love anything to do with fabric or sewing, you'll love this gem!

Thank JamillaCamel
Reviewed 15 December 2015

enjoy walking the quilts and textile art displayed on the walls. with new exhibits every few months. A must to see

Thank Ann G
Reviewed 6 November 2015 via mobile

Not for children! Also, I saw a few guys who were on the verge of a meltdown. This is a small, quaint museum truly for the artsy folk. The quilts are magnificent and I applaud this museum for celebrating the craft. The first Friday is...More

Thank laurie c
Reviewed 27 October 2015

Always amazing exhibits full of color and texture and creativity to delight. All quilts are objects of art in my opinion though these in particular are not just your standard quilts, quilts as creative and expressive art. Besides they have a wonderful gift shop not...More

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