10/24 Sunday: 
SoFA Street Fair

There will be a street closure on First Street
during  the  event— please plan accordingly.
SJMQT will also be an open venue, with open hours from 11AM-4PM. Please come stop by!


Japanese Handicraft Festival

Sunday, October 8
11:00AM - 3:00PM
Free Community Open House

Tours, talks, and activities for all ages!

Kimono Dressing Demonstration (11:00 AM
• "The Kimono Reinvented"
Furoshiki Demonstration
• Origami Demonstration
• "Unraveling the Knot/Exploring Japanese Knot Tying"
• Japanese American Museum of San Jose
• Exhibition and behind the scenes tours
• San Jose Taiko performance (3:00 PM)

RSVP now


13th Quilt Nihon

Linear Interventions


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


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Event Calendar

Check out our events –– don't forget first Fridays of each month – admission is free from 7pm to 9pm.

Call for entry

Deadline October 1, 2017

Fiber Art Now Magazine

Excellence in Fibers 2017 will maintain the five categories that were established in EIF 2016. The function emphasis of the five categories puts the focus on the makers’ intentions and can incorporate the vast range of fiber mediums.

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Call for entry

Deadline October 31, 2017

Studio Art Quilt Association

For more info click below

GUNS: Loaded Conversations

From Nancy Bavor– our museum director

Nancy makes a guest appearance on the Crafty Planner podcast where she discusses the ins and outs of the museum and the role of quilting in creative expression.

In Motherhood Moment's "Area Attractions", Nancy answers questions about SJMQT and its role as an often misunderstood and unexpectedly inspiring museum destination.