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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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A new look at Quilts as Art

I took a 2 session class taught by the curator of the museum. Our second session was at the museum... read more

Reviewed January 17, 2017
pmdwarrior
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San Jose, California
Hardly any Quilts to be Seen

We felt we didn't get value for our admission price as there were only a handful of quilts on... read more

Reviewed October 14, 2016
MelbourneKaz
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This museum traces the history of quilt making and contains beautiful examples of different quilting styles.
  • Excellent44%
  • Very good30%
  • Average17%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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520 S 1st St, San Jose, CA 95113-2806
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Reviewed January 17, 2017

I took a 2 session class taught by the curator of the museum. Our second session was at the museum and the quilts in the exhibition (it ended January 15) were fascinating and beautiful. Located in a spot on South first St., (parking on the...More

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Reviewed October 14, 2016

We felt we didn't get value for our admission price as there were only a handful of quilts on display, all of a similar style and by the same maker. It would be a good idea to check what's on display before making the decision...More

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Reviewed July 29, 2016 via mobile

I was expecting a larger "museum" & for $8 admission to look at 1 small room of jazz themed quilts & 6 wedding quilts I was disappointed. They also had a handful of wedding dresses thru the ages displayed. Overall, I'm in awe of the...More

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Reviewed July 16, 2016 via mobile

I HATE to give this museum a bad review, because it seems to be ran by a passionate, dedicated group of volunteers. However, I'd read online that they had vintage quilts and textiles, and I was shocked at how small it was, and there was...More

1  Thank mrsfriz
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Reviewed July 14, 2016

This is a gem for anyone interested in textiles, craft or even fashion. Exhibits change on a regular basis. I wouldn't take young children or an irritable husband but any adult who wants a "different" museum, should swing by.

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Reviewed July 8, 2016

This is a small museum featuring quilts of various styles and design....from the traditional to the more eclectic.

Thank Sharon L
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Reviewed June 25, 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

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Reviewed May 11, 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
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Reviewed March 23, 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

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Reviewed March 16, 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.

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