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San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles

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Small but beautiful

Not the biggest museum, but a has some inspiringly creative works on display!

Reviewed January 15, 2012
ShayR_12
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Mountain View, California
If you like quilts then you will like this museum.

Easy to find. It does not look like a typcial museum from outside - more like a storefront. I... read more

Reviewed October 1, 2011
joyceTL4
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Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania
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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
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Reviewed March 1, 2012

They have interesting exhibits that we love to pop into. We don't even bother to wait for something special. Every time there we've had a fun experience.

1  Thank AnitaMW
Reviewed February 20, 2012

This in a small museum and can be covered easily in a short amount of time but well worth a visit. This was my second visit. The first was to see a display of Hawaiian quilts and clothing. The variety in quilts in this show...More

1  Thank mntgran
Reviewed February 10, 2012

True enjoyment and appreciation of the art is for those who do. Ohers may find it a tad interesting but a bit boring and rush through the exhibits,\.

1  Thank zckzack
Reviewed January 15, 2012

Not the biggest museum, but a has some inspiringly creative works on display!

Thank ShayR_12
Reviewed December 26, 2011

I always go on First Friday (of the month) as it is FREE ADMISSION! Then, I stuff money in their donations box. I want to see this museum THRIVE! The artwork--quilts primarily! Are always IMPRESSIVE!

1  Thank kat2kool
Reviewed November 21, 2011

I visit this small museum regularly. The exhibits change about every 8 weeks and every single time I think, "This is even better than the last exhibit!" The museum director and curator do a wonderful job creating themes and then sourcing quilts and textiles to...More

1  Thank Cali4niaColleen
Reviewed October 1, 2011

Easy to find. It does not look like a typcial museum from outside - more like a storefront. I walked to it from downtown; but it appeared that parking was off the street. No discounts that I could find. After you pay, you receive a...More

Thank joyceTL4
Reviewed March 23, 2011

We stood in awe of the Earthly Paradise and Eden Re-Imagined exhibits. A unique art form that combined silk screening, textiles, and vivid imaginations of the artists. We were pleasantly surprised as we walked into a large room of 5th graders quilting their own projects....More

2  Thank Rhonda123itsme
Reviewed September 23, 2010

This is a small museum, 3 permanent rooms plus one for special exhibits. Most of the exhibits are not quilts per se, but contemporary art using a variety of fabric techniques -- weaving, knitting, printing in addition to quilting. I liked a piece that had...More

Thank harpoon223
Reviewed September 2, 2008

At the time we went, they didn't charge their admission. Good thing, b/c it is not worth the 6 bucks price. there are only about 20 quilts, same theme... all about colours and a collage like effect. Small, whole museum consists of one room of...More

2  Thank scrappying
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