Laura Wasilowski, Via Chair Mail, 1997 The Marbaum Collection, SJMQT

Laura Wasilowski, Via Chair Mail, 1997
The Marbaum Collection, SJMQT

Keep artists in our community!



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 and fiber art, while honoring our textile traditions.

The range of works we display is reflected in our annual exhibition calendar, which change every 6 - 12 weeks. We hope to see you throughout the year!

See our current exhibitions.




In association with
Studio Art Quilt Associates



Kristen Martincic

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Denise Labadie


The Marbaum Collection

Variations in Techniques



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Know Your Meme and San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles (SJMQT) are pleased to present the call for art, Know Your Meme: Stitching Viral Phenomena.  The exhibition, which will be on view at SJMQT from October 20, 2019 - January 12, 2020, explores the concept of the meme as a poignant method to summarize, understand, and critique important societal issues and current events. In true meme fashion, the artwork selection will be driven by the power of the people and curated by the online community. All artworks must depict, relate to, or reference a meme through a textile method such as quilting, embroidery, cross- stitching, knitting and crocheting, weaving, basketry, etc.

Form and Function:
Fiber Arts for the 21st Century Artist Member’s Exhibition at
San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles

The San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles is pleased to announce the Second Artist Member’s Exhibition in the museum’s Porcella Gallery. Creatives who are current Artist Members may apply to exhibit one work in the exhibition Form and Function: Fiber Arts for the 21st Century.

In this exhibit, SJMQT seeks works in both traditional and new media that emphasize art over craft with bold use of artistic elements—line, space, shape, form, texture, and color to tell an individual story. The work should focus on fiber as media through unique or novel approaches in technique, material, or subject matter. 




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