Come see us at STITCHES West 2018!

At the Santa Clara Convention Center February 23, 24, 25.

Watermarks: A Magical Handmade Paper Technique

Fiber/Handmade paper watermark workshop with Artists in Residence

Saturday, March 10

11:30AM - 1:30PM


From Sabine Reckewell's Linear Interventions, SJMQT 2017.

From Sabine Reckewell's Linear Interventions, SJMQT 2017.

"This place is a
dream come true."


A Geographical Journey

The Paul J. Smith Textile Collection →

Without A Net

Susan Else →



A Cambodian Journey

Stories Told by Textiles and Costumes of the Cambodian Cultural Dance Troupe →

Talismanic Tresses

Vien Le Wood →



Call for Artists

Silicon Valley Creates & SJMQT

deadline February 25, 2018

Silicon Valley Creates (SV Creates) and the San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles is seeking proposals for a new project based, Artist-in- Residence program at Santa Clara’s Valley Medical Center’s (VMC) Women & Children’s hospital wing. This newly renovated facility dedicated to pediatric, newborn and women's health is seeking a resident artist to develop a project that takes inspiration from the stories of patients, staff and visitors at the new Women & Children's Center at VMC, our county's 'safety net' hospital.

The project will be complete when the final artwork is installed in the hospital, allowing for continued public access.



Call for Artists

The Art of Labor: juried members exhibition 2018

deadline April 6, 2018


Members of the Surface Design Association are invited to submit work for the 2018 International Juried Members exhibition, The Art of Labor. The exhibition will be held in partnership with the San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles (SJMQT) in San Jose, CA, July 22, 2018 – October 14, 2018. The exhibition includes awards. Entries may be submitted online January 8, 2018 – April 6, 2018.



Purchase the Without A Net: Susan Else Exhibition Catalog

This exhibition catalog documents Without A Net: Susan Else, and includes quality color images of Susan Else's artworks. 

Contact louise@sjquiltmuseum.org to make an order. 


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


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