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San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles

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Ever two months or so the exhibit changes, they also participate in First Fridays where galleries... read more

Reviewed March 23, 2016
San Jose, California
Small, but good

This ia a small museum with variable quilt shows from antique quilts, to modern fabric ceations... read more

Reviewed March 16, 2016
San Jose, California
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This museum traces the history of quilt making and contains beautiful examples of different quilting styles.
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520 S 1st St, San Jose, CA 95113-2806
+1 408-971-0323
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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

Thank willowezra
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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Reviewed February 25, 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 February 10, 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 December 15, 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 December 15, 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 November 6, 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 October 27, 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

1  Thank ProudCalifNative
Reviewed October 24, 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 August 23, 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
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