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San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles

Closed Now: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Nice little museum

This is a nice but small museum with many exhibits having to do with quilting, shibori, and... read more

Reviewed January 24, 2019
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Interesting - if you enjoy art, textiles, quilts

This was an interesting visit. The museum is not large but it was enjoyable on a warm Saturday... read more

Reviewed July 14, 2018
Dalen K
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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 February 13, 2019 via mobile

I was hoping this would be a hidden gem but found it was not what I was hoping for. I like tradition things and this was more abstract. Just not my cup of tea. Staff was very friendly.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Boys4us
Reviewed January 24, 2019 via mobile

This is a nice but small museum with many exhibits having to do with quilting, shibori, and weaving. Easily doable in an hour, but worth the cost of admission.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank X5074PMhannah
Reviewed December 29, 2018 via mobile

Do not waste your time or money. While looking for something to take my mom to do while visiting for Christmas I stumbled upon this "museum" with decent reviews. My mom is an avid quilter so I thought it would be fun to learn some...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Kara F
Reviewed August 24, 2018

If we could give half-stars, I would have given this place three and a half. Like the previous reviewer, I was not thrilled to discover that there are actually no quilts on display at the moment. The facility is not large, and they seem to...More

Date of experience: August 2018
3  Thank gaoconn
Reviewed July 25, 2018 via mobile

This museum has a world famous collection of American and Californian quilts. But they aren’t on show and haven’t been for over a year. What is on view this week is cutting paper pieces, a feeble Installation by Frau Fiber (that attempts to preach the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank theopenboat
Reviewed July 18, 2018

We were visiting San Jose and decided to tour the museum. We were overwhelmed by the emotional quilts displayed for the Guns: Loaded Conversations exhibit. The quilts were truly works of art. It's impossible to visit this museum and not gain a greater appreciation for...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed July 14, 2018 via mobile

This was an interesting visit. The museum is not large but it was enjoyable on a warm Saturday afternoon. Beware - they close at 3pm in Saturday’s. We saw the Gun Violence and Social Justice exhibit. There were maybe 10 other people there with us...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Dalen K
Reviewed June 3, 2018

The museum offers a variety of textile related exhibits that are usually of good quality, although lately they seem to have drifted away from their focus on quilts.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank BClover84
Reviewed May 26, 2018

I've been wanting to come to the San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles for a couple of years, so was glad to finally cross it off my bucket list! It's a small museum that packs a lot of punch!! The exhibits are wonderful! My...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank LisaandRod93013
Reviewed March 25, 2018 via mobile

My wife is an avid quilter and I thought this would be a great place for us to stop by. It was small and took very little time to go around. On of the exhibits which was circus types of displays all covered with quilts...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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