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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
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
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
+1 408-971-0323
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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!

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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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