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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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Inspiring!

Although the museum only has a small collection of quilts and exhibits on display, it was enough to... read more

Reviewed 24 October 2015
Chewy B
Quilting and sewing both featured

This is a modest museum with two large display areas. When we went, there was a show on upcycled... read more

Reviewed 23 August 2015
Rosemarina
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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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520 S 1st St, San Jose, CA 95113-2806
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Reviewed 24 October 2015

Although the museum only has a small collection of quilts and exhibits on display, it was enough to inspire me to pick up sewing again. There were so many types of quilts on display, they were fun and colorful, and reminded me that quilting should...More

Thank Chewy B
Reviewed 23 August 2015

This is a modest museum with two large display areas. When we went, there was a show on upcycled clothing that was very creative, and another exhibit on unusual quilts that was very interesting. The gift shop had some nice items, and there are apparently...More

Thank Rosemarina
Reviewed 5 August 2015

I expected this place to be larger. There were two exhibits to look at, which took only a half hour to tour. The things we saw were interesting, but not exactly what I was hoping for. If you are wanting to see various quilt designs...More

2  Thank Kim L
Reviewed 10 July 2015

I appreciated the small collection because I've done some needlework and therefore appreciate the tremendous amount of effort and creativity that went into each item on display. My husband, who has never done needlework, was uninterested in the collection. Check out the interesting display in...More

Thank Cynthia F
Reviewed 8 July 2015

This museum has different temporary exhibits throughout the year in addition to th permanent display. We were fortunate to be able to see an exhibit of Amish quilts that was amazing !

Thank Jazz-Molly
Reviewed 15 June 2015

I made a couple of simple quilts and can appreciate the time and effort that goes into making a piece of art like the ones that are displayed at the museum.

Thank anka30
Reviewed 25 May 2015

If interested in quilts and/or textiles, this is worth a visit. it's my second trip in 20 years, but I well remember that first trip and this one was just as memorable. California has amazing textile artists. Who would think of using glass as the...More

1  Thank Sharon S
Reviewed 10 May 2015

I had always wanted to see this museum. The 3 'temporary' exhibits were outstanding. I was surprised that there wasn't more. I always thought it would have more quilts besides the special exhibits, so that was disappointing. The staff was lovely and knowledgable.

Thank Dee2580
Reviewed 20 April 2015

By all means go! For example, once when I visited, the exhibit featured Redwork, which is a favorite, so I really enjoyed it. I like antique quilts, less so the modern versions. If this matters to you, check what exhibit is displayed before you visit....More

Thank lostinthepast
Reviewed 6 March 2015

I visited San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles during First Fridays. First Fridays is held the First Friday of each month and is a a self-guided evening tour through galleries and museums. Instead of the $8.00 admission, one is allowed to make a voluntary...More

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