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Welcome! At San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles, our mission is to promote and celebrate the art, creators, craft and history of quilts and textiles. We are dedicated to showcasing the most cutting edge quilts, fiber art and textiles, while honoring our textile traditions.  The range of works we display is reflected in our annual exhibition calendar. Exhibitions change every 6 - 12 weeks and we hope to see you throughout the year. 

Our current exhibitions reflect risk taking, highlighting relevant social and political issues, through an array of mediums such as fabric collage, embroidery, cut paper, and installation. For upcoming exhibitions visit here.

Our permanent collection is not currently on display but you can check out our new searchable data base here.

 

 
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Frau Fiber

Vs.

The Machines

Frau Fiber →

 

Vantage

 

Point

Maggy Rozycki Hiltner →

The

Art

 

of Labor

Surface Design Association →

Cut

 

It

 

OUt!

 

Explorations in Contemporary
Paper Cutting →

 

 
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San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles (SJMQT) seeks a Bay Area artist to create a public mural on the front exterior of the museum's building. The museum is located in the SoFA neighborhood, downtown San Jose's arts and cultural district at 520 S. First St. A mural will add to the artistic aesthetic of the community while making an inviting space to appreciate public art.

 

 
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CALL FOR QUILTS

We are proud to be joining forces with The Mayor’s office, local City Council Districts, San Jose Police Department, and the Police Foundation to organize a unique gun buy-back program. This program is our way to help reduce guns in our community. Here’s how it works: In exchange for turning in a gun, each individual will receive cash AND a beautiful quilt.

This is where your quilt making skills can help us make a difference in our community. 

 

 
 
"This place is a
dream come true."


 

Classes

The Museum offers classes on everything fiber-related, from the methodologies of quilters to the conservation of fiber-crafts.

Donate

SJMQT relies on the generosity of its many benefactors.  Show us how you support what we're doing.  Please donate today.