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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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Disappointing

I love quilts and enjoy seeing well-made ones. This is not the place. These are 'art' rather than... read more

Reviewed 11 May 2016
M W
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San Jose, California
Art Gallery

Ever two months or so the exhibit changes, they also participate in First Fridays where galleries... read more

Reviewed 24 March 2016
willowezra
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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 good31%
  • Average18%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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520 S 1st St, San Jose, CA 95113-2806
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Reviewed 11 May 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,...More

Thank M W
Reviewed 24 March 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...More

Thank willowezra
Reviewed 17 March 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.

Thank 884Nancyjo
Reviewed 25 February 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...More

Thank I_Notice_Everything
Reviewed 11 February 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...More

Thank Sausalito2006
Reviewed 15 December 2015

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

Thank JamillaCamel
Reviewed 15 December 2015

enjoy walking the quilts and textile art displayed on the walls. with new exhibits every few months. A must to see

Thank Ann G
Reviewed 7 November 2015 via mobile

Not for children! Also, I saw a few guys who were on the verge of a meltdown. This is a small, quaint museum truly for the artsy folk. The quilts are magnificent and I applaud this museum for celebrating the craft. The first Friday is...More

Thank laurie c
Reviewed 28 October 2015

Always amazing exhibits full of color and texture and creativity to delight. All quilts are objects of art in my opinion though these in particular are not just your standard quilts, quilts as creative and expressive art. Besides they have a wonderful gift shop not...More

1  Thank ProudCalifNative
Reviewed 25 October 2015

Although the museum only has a small collection of quilts and exhibits on display, it was enough to inspire me to pick up sewing again. There were so many types of quilts on display, they were fun and colorful, and reminded me that quilting should...More

Thank Chewy B
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