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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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Extremely Expensive Tickets to See Two Rooms

Since my wife loves quilts we carved out part of an afternoon to see this museum. Since we were... read more

Reviewed February 25, 2016
I_Notice_Everything
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St. Louis
The handwork in these textiles is mind boggling!

I've lived in San Jose for 20 years and never visited this museum until a friend from out of town... read more

Reviewed February 10, 2016
Sausalito2006
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San Jose, CA
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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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+1 408-971-0323
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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

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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

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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!

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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
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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
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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

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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
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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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Reviewed August 5, 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
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Reviewed July 10, 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
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