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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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my favorite museum in San Jose!

I always go on First Friday (of the month) as it is FREE ADMISSION! Then, I stuff money in their... read more

Reviewed 26 December 2011
kat2kool
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Bay Area, CA
Fabulous textile arts museum

I visit this small museum regularly. The exhibits change about every 8 weeks and every single time... read more

Reviewed 21 November 2011
Cali4niaColleen
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San Jose, California
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This museum traces the history of quilt making and contains beautiful examples of different quilting styles.
  • Excellent42%
  • Very good30%
  • Average18%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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“gift shop” (5 reviews)
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Hours Today: 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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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 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!

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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