Artists in Residence Program

The San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles' Artist in Residence program began in October 2016 with an incredible response from the local community, Museum Members, and Visitors.  We host an artist or collaborative group every three months. Artists have an onsite open studio during their three month residency in our newly renovated Maker Space. Our AIR program also provides exhibition space for each artist in our Maker Space Gallery.

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APRIL - jUNE 2018

Liz Harvey explores themes of loss, displacement, and migration as experienced by people, plant life, and animals. She combines embroidery and performance as a vehicle to address these topics.

Liz Harvey, "The Lost Ones"




Join us for performances & events:

  • Free Friday, May 4, 2018 - Lauren Godla, performer, 7 PM to 9:30PM (main galleries)
  • Free Friday, June 1, 2018 - Lauren Baines, performer, 6:30 PM  performance starts at the Guadalupe River, walk leading to SJMQT, performance throughout the evening in main galleries until 9:30 PM
  • Sunday, April 29, 2018, 11:30 AM to 2:30 PM - Stitch Circle with Liz Harvey- This is a participatory stitching activity. Visitors will be able to stitch, endangered plants onto the dress from “the lost ones” (museum admission applies).


Maker Space Open Studio: Wednesday, Thursday 11 AM to 3:30 PM & Sunday 11 AM to 2:30 PM & April 27, 28 & May 19. Studio closed April 18-20, 25, 26 & May 17.


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Alise Anderson is a multidisciplinary artist. She incorporates her background in dance and video into her fiber works. She uses humor in her fiber sculpture/performance work in order to address uncomfortable topics and situations




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margaret timbrell

october - december 2018

Margaret Timbrell uses humor in her embroidery works to examine the way language is used today through technology. The San Francisco based artist adapts phone texts that have been altered incorrectly through the use of auto correct. Her work poses questions regarding the quality of language and how we communicate/miscommunicate with one another.