San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles

San Jose, United States


  • 520 South First street
  • San Jose
  • California
  • 95113
  • United States

Opening times

Wednesday through Friday from 11 AM to 4 PM, Saturday and Sunday from 11 AM to 3 PM, Closed Monday and Tuesday

Travel Information

Tube / Metro: Close to Diridon Station
Bus: Close to the 23, 25, and 68
Train: Accessible from Cal-Train


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Our Mission

The mission of the San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles is to promote and celebrate the art, creators, craft, and history of quilts and textiles.

The Museum is the nexus for fiber artists, art lovers, collectors, quilters, and crafters who share a passion for fiber art and a deep commitment to its preservation and evolution.

The Museum is known for its:

  • Warm welcoming atmosphere where powerful compelling exhibitions explore the stories and artistry of traditional and new fiber art and artists;

  • Intriguing collaborations with traditional and innovative partners;

  • Fun creative participatory activities that bring out the artist in all of us; and

  • First-class visitor experiences that bring people to the museum time and time again.

Our founders established the Museum nearly 40 years ago through vision and heroic volunteer efforts. Today, new generations of volunteers, artists, quilters, crafters and patrons partner with staff and board to imagine and ensure the Museum’s present and future.