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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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For textile lovers

The museum offers a variety of textile related exhibits that are usually of good quality, although... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
BClover84
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Menlo Park, California
Fabulous Exhibits and Quilts to See!!

I've been wanting to come to the San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles for a couple of years, so was... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
LisaandRod93013
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San Ramon, 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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520 S 1st St, San Jose, CA 95113-2806
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

Thank BClover84
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank LisaandRod93013
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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

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Reviewed January 26, 2018

Not a large museum, but mind bogeling. Loved the colors, textures, displays and how the colors of the walls compliment the beautiful quilts. Mostly modern, some traditional, all exceptional displays of workmanship, creativity and beauty. Must see when you are in San Jose.

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Reviewed November 12, 2017 via mobile

The museum is tiny. The exhibit on display was minimal and not very interesting. Glad we only paid $8. Make sure you explore exactly what is on display before you go. It changes often so maybe there will be something more interesting and substantial for...More

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Reviewed August 3, 2017

I have visited this museum twice and was so impressed with the exhibits both times. If I lived in the area I would be a member and visit every time there was a new exhibit! Lots of great dining in the area, easy to visit....More

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Reviewed July 15, 2017

That which is on display is worth seeing, however, emphasis is on large works of modern design. Better use of the intramural space could have been made by use of display boards for a variety of smaller works. During my visit there were no historic...More

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Reviewed May 22, 2017

Quilting and textiles aren't well appreciated by everyone....but for those of you that do, this is a GREAT place. In fact, the museum gets a 4 rating from me based on other places I've seen. But I actually rated this a 3 as a "general"...More

Thank Kari D
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Reviewed January 17, 2017

I took a 2 session class taught by the curator of the museum. Our second session was at the museum and the quilts in the exhibition (it ended January 15) were fascinating and beautiful. Located in a spot on South first St., (parking on the...More

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Reviewed October 14, 2016

We felt we didn't get value for our admission price as there were only a handful of quilts on display, all of a similar style and by the same maker. It would be a good idea to check what's on display before making the decision...More

2  Thank MelbourneKaz
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