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“Small, but beautiful, surprising quilts”

San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles
Ranked #32 of 140 things to do in San Jose
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Owner description: This museum traces the history of quilt making and contains beautiful examples of different quilting styles.
Reviewed 14 July 2014

This small but fun museum took me by surprise - I loved the quilts. The exhibits are beautiful, and do change. It's one of the lesser known yet worthwhile sites to visit in San Jose.

1  Thank DHook
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Reviewed 29 June 2014

I was expecting an exhibit of traditional pieced quilts but really enjoyed the Quilt National 2013 juried exhibit they had when we were there. If you like quilts that use unique fabrics and techniques and are contemporary and more "art like," then you will enjoy this exhibit.

2  Thank loves_snowflakes
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Reviewed 16 April 2014

This is a very small museum. The quilts on display (which do change) are gorgeous but there is not as many on display as the information leads to believe. The staff are all crafters and many are quilters which makes for fun discussion. It is worth going if you are a quilter but not a regular stop unless the current exhibition is of great interest. The fee is not commiserate with the experience.

Thank Rhonda L
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Reviewed 22 November 2013

We enjoyed an afternoon visit to this quaint little museum. The pouring rain made it even more cozy and the lovely curator was delightful. Many interesting styles and techniques on display, especially the old quilts from the early 1900's. Some of the artwork was a bit too abstract and just too unusual for my taste, but to each his own. Did feel the admission fee was a little steep ($8.00) for the amount of time spent and the number of items on display. But overall, would recommend a visit when in San Jose.

Thank happy4travel
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Reviewed 3 November 2013

Two-thirds of this small museum displayed recent winners of a New York competition in textile arts which were well described and displayed. Photography was allowed for personal use if no flash used. The few displayed quilts were presented for educational purposes such as how to detect differences between authentic antiques and modern copies, or offering possibilities for one large quilt's ragged missing sections.
The gift shop section offered a wide range of textile products including books and prints. The pleasant, helpful person at the entrance engaged us in conversation, and suggested we might visit a San Francisco store offering multiple floors of textile products as well.

Thank 828TJA
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