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San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles

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Address: 520 S 1st St, San Jose, CA 95113-2806
Phone Number: 14089710323
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Wed - Fri 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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This museum traces the history of quilt making and contains beautiful...

This museum traces the history of quilt making and contains beautiful examples of different quilting styles.

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Ever two months or so the exhibit changes, they also participate in First Fridays where galleries are open late. On most First Fridays there is a small live group performing... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2016
willowezra
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San Jose, California
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Stillwater, Oklahoma
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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I HATE to give this museum a bad review, because it seems to be ran by a passionate, dedicated group of volunteers. However, I'd read online that they had vintage quilts and textiles, and I was shocked at how small it was, and there was just not much to it. It's $8 per person, and there were three small rooms.... More 

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San Jose, California
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89 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a gem for anyone interested in textiles, craft or even fashion. Exhibits change on a regular basis. I wouldn't take young children or an irritable husband but any adult who wants a "different" museum, should swing by.

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Thank Margaret S
Palo Alto, California
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163 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a small museum featuring quilts of various styles and design....from the traditional to the more eclectic.

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Thank Sharon L
Piedmont
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18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A small museum dedicated to the huge world of quilts. There are always two exhabits and some times three. Each gallery has wonderful lighting. The gift shop is fantastic full of amazing hand crafted items. And best of all there is plenty of metered parking in the neighborhood. The museum is easy to reach off 280. Always check that the... More 

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Thank KEAE12141
San Jose, California
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16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016

I love quilts and enjoy seeing well-made ones. This is not the place. These are 'art' rather than well-constructed quilts, and frankly, the 'art' did nothing for me. If you enjoy interpreting art, you might like this, but if you want to see something pretty, don't waste your money.

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Thank M W
San Jose, California
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45 reviews
16 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

Ever two months or so the exhibit changes, they also participate in First Fridays where galleries are open late. On most First Fridays there is a small live group performing either music or spoken word. There is also a small room that sometimes has a little craft area for kids.

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Thank willowezra
San Jose, California
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2016

This ia a small museum with variable quilt shows from antique quilts, to modern fabric ceations. Because it is small, they highlight different colections at different times. You might want to phone ahead to see what their show is when you want to go.

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Thank 884Nancyjo
St. Louis
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81 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2016

Since my wife loves quilts we carved out part of an afternoon to see this museum. Since we were only in San Jose for 3 days we thought it would be a good use of our time. It wasn't. It cost us $32 to visit this "museum" that was literally two rooms. On the day we visited the exhibit was... More 

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Thank I_Notice_Everything
San Jose, CA
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24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2016

I've lived in San Jose for 20 years and never visited this museum until a friend from out of town suggested it. What a treat!! I don't quilt but I sew and do a number of other textile handcrafts. I was blown away by the exhibit we experienced because I can fully appreciate the kind of work that went into... More 

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Thank Sausalito2006
San Jose, California
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32 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

A showcase for beautiful quilts and fabrics - if you love anything to do with fabric or sewing, you'll love this gem!

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