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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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A Jewelbox of a Museum - so special and unique!

I have visited this museum twice and was so impressed with the exhibits both times. If I lived in... read more

Reviewed 4 August 2017
Boulder, Colorado
Space could have been utilized better - missed potential

That which is on display is worth seeing, however, emphasis is on large works of modern design... read more

Reviewed 15 July 2017
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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
+1 408-971-0323
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Reviewed 4 August 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

Thank LuanaRubin
Reviewed 15 July 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

Thank emanuelama2014
Reviewed 23 May 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
Reviewed 18 January 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

2  Thank pmdwarrior
Reviewed 15 October 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
Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

I was expecting a larger "museum" & for $8 admission to look at 1 small room of jazz themed quilts & 6 wedding quilts I was disappointed. They also had a handful of wedding dresses thru the ages displayed. Overall, I'm in awe of the...More

1  Thank Goodamico1
Reviewed 17 July 2016 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...More

1  Thank mrsfriz
Reviewed 15 July 2016

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.

Thank Margaret S
Reviewed 9 July 2016

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

Thank Sharon L
Reviewed 26 June 2016

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...More

Thank KEAE12141
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