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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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Exhibits change frequently.

Several interesting & unusual exhibits during the year. Many non-traditional, very innovative, all... read more

Reviewed 3 February 2013
Quinton O
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Los Gatos, California
Great Collection and Exhibits

We recently visited the museum to see their 35 year anniversary exhibit. This was a great exhibit... read more

Reviewed 28 January 2013
rlpugh1
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Martinez, 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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“quilters” (6 reviews)
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520 S 1st St, San Jose, CA 95113-2806
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Reviewed 3 February 2013

Several interesting & unusual exhibits during the year. Many non-traditional, very innovative, all beautiful.

3  Thank Quinton O
Reviewed 28 January 2013

We recently visited the museum to see their 35 year anniversary exhibit. This was a great exhibit of choice pieces of their substantial quilt collection. We have also visited once before for an exhibit of Native American textiles which was great as well. The museum...More

3  Thank rlpugh1
Reviewed 17 January 2013

This museum is a gem. They have a great space, large enough to have many fine examples of quilts. They also exhibit ethnic and art clothing and things textile. The exhibits change and the quality is always there. The gift shop is very nice as...More

2  Thank beadseller
Reviewed 29 December 2012

This small museum in an obscure part of 1st street has some great textiles for you to look over. The staff is pleasant and knowledgeable.

2  Thank CalifTravelerOne
Reviewed 21 November 2012

If you love textiles and quilts, you'll love this museum. We spent a good deal of time looking at each quilt, imagining the women who made them and the incredible skill it takes to make such beauties. The added bonus of clothing from various parts...More

3  Thank Joan K
Reviewed 29 October 2012

Really neat and always lots of art in different medias produced by women. So often women use fabrics. Quilts are a long standing product made by women. Now that have been risen to the level of "art". Which is great. Take your daughters, wives, mothers,...More

3  Thank ReenTS
Reviewed 12 September 2012

I used to volunteer at the SJ Museum of Quilts and Textiles. The exhibits change periodically, and are always displayed appropriately. I spent several months volunteering there until a paid admin assistant could be found, and I felt it was well worth my time. Nice...More

1  Thank ODonal
Reviewed 20 August 2012

We had hoped for something a little more typical, but what we got was the merging of computers and fabrics. This was an exhibition that focused on cutting-edge design and techniques, but it just didn't work for us. It might work for you.

Thank bnwilensky
Reviewed 13 May 2012

Quilt museum is a pretty rare gem! Culture dress, amazing quilts, mind boggling embroidery and needle craft.

1  Thank roamgal63
Reviewed 30 April 2012

There are some amazing quilts and textile artwork here which are definitely worth seeing, especially for people interested in such things. $8 entrance fee is too much, though, for such a small exhibition and there was not enough variation to keep the bored boyfriend from...More

1  Thank Pippsan
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