Visions Museum of Textile Art

Visions Museum of Textile Art VMOTA is an international museum dedicated to increasing the appreciation of textiles as fine art.
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Visions Museum of Textile Art began as Quilt San Diego, a non-profit arts organization founded in 1985 to promote contemporary quilt making as fine art. The organization’s mission was to present the prestigious, international, juried Quilt Visions biennial which was hosted at various museums in the San Diego area. In 2007, volunteers organized a community build and created our permanent location i

n the arts district at Liberty Station in San Diego, California. The mission of Visions Museum of Textile Art is to create an international community of quilt and textile artists, collectors and the public through exhibitions, education, and engaging programs that increase the appreciation of quilts, textiles and fiber as fine art. VMOTA now features 20 exhibitions per year including Online Exhibits, Member Challenges, and our biennials; Quilt Visions and Interpretations biennials. The museum also presents lectures and workshops by noted quilt and textile artists. Admission to the Visions Museum of Textile art is free and open to the public.

Do you love America's National Parks... depicted in art quilts?!VMOTA is thrilled to welcome Lisa Flowers Ross to the mu...
09/13/2023

Do you love America's National Parks... depicted in art quilts?!

VMOTA is thrilled to welcome Lisa Flowers Ross to the museum. Alongside her upcoming exhibition "Field Studies", Lisa will be hosting a 2-day workshop.

Lisa is an internationally recognized artist known for distilling the essence of thoughts, objects, and nature through abstraction, focusing on basic shapes, lines, and color.

In this two-day workshop, you will create an abstract design using one of your own photos as inspiration. Spots are limited, learn more here! https://vmota.org/classes/


All works by Lisa Flowers Ross, from the series “Field Studies: Interpreting the West”.

LeAnn Hileman won the Miriam Machell Award for Beauty for Ohio Barn in Early Morning Light.
12/30/2022

LeAnn Hileman won the Miriam Machell Award for Beauty for Ohio Barn in Early Morning Light.

Luba Dmytryk whose family is from Ukraine won a QV2022 award for Vyshyvka #6 for Embodying International Identity.
12/29/2022

Luba Dmytryk whose family is from Ukraine won a QV2022 award for Vyshyvka #6 for Embodying International Identity.

Holly Cole’s piece A Beating of Wings won a QV 2022 award for The Use of High Contrast.
12/28/2022

Holly Cole’s piece A Beating of Wings won a QV 2022 award for The Use of High Contrast.

Zara Zannettino from Australia won the Unique Voice award for her piece Absurd Birds. Quilt Visions 2022.
12/27/2022

Zara Zannettino from Australia won the Unique Voice award for her piece Absurd Birds. Quilt Visions 2022.

Selected by the Board of Directors and Visions Giving Circle for Quilt Visions 2022 Best in Show. Niraja Lorenz’s Cosmic...
12/26/2022

Selected by the Board of Directors and Visions Giving Circle for Quilt Visions 2022 Best in Show. Niraja Lorenz’s Cosmic Winds.

Brighten up your Christmas Day with Katie Pasquini Masopust’s award winner, Rejilla Caliente!, from Quilt Visions 2022.
12/25/2022

Brighten up your Christmas Day with Katie Pasquini Masopust’s award winner, Rejilla Caliente!, from Quilt Visions 2022.

Another award winner from Quilt Visions. Finding Neverland by Jan Soules. The SAQA Award.
12/24/2022

Another award winner from Quilt Visions. Finding Neverland by Jan Soules. The SAQA Award.

Our biennial Quilt Visions 2022 is closing soon. Irene Roderick's piece Markings in Black and Red won the prestigious Qu...
12/24/2022

Our biennial Quilt Visions 2022 is closing soon. Irene Roderick's piece Markings in Black and Red won the prestigious Quilts Japan award.

COME ONE COME ALL!Time to enter up to 3 pieces of your 2D or 3D textile artwork into our Interpretations 2023 biennial.
12/22/2022

COME ONE COME ALL!
Time to enter up to 3 pieces of your 2D or 3D textile artwork into our Interpretations 2023 biennial.

Come to the Inamori Pavilion at the Japanese Friendship Garden in Balboa Park to see Kimono Reimagined. The exhibition i...
12/10/2022

Come to the Inamori Pavilion at the Japanese Friendship Garden in Balboa Park to see Kimono Reimagined. The exhibition is comprised of garments that are a product of a collaboration between Mesa College Fashion Design students and some of VMOTA's quilters and stitchers. The results are fascinating, breath taking, and fun. You won't want to miss this incredible display of creativity.

Final Artist Holiday Pop-Up! Please join us this Sunday, December 11 from 12-4pm, as we host our final artisan shopping ...
12/09/2022

Final Artist Holiday Pop-Up! Please join us this Sunday, December 11 from 12-4pm, as we host our final artisan shopping event featuring artists, Doshi, Alice Courteau, Aida Flores and Amy Threefoot Valeiras. This vibrant shopping opportunity happens in our museum galleries. So come on down, see some art, talk with the artists and finish up your holiday shopping at VMOTA!

Holiday Pop Up Shop  #2 featuring Helen Ashdown, Doria Goocher and Cathy Rozzelle! Join us Sunday December 4 from 12-4pm...
12/02/2022

Holiday Pop Up Shop #2 featuring Helen Ashdown, Doria Goocher and Cathy Rozzelle! Join us Sunday December 4 from 12-4pm and shop the beautiful works of these VMOTA museum store artisans. They will set up in the museum galleries where you will be able to see the current exhibitions and shop for some wonderful holiday gifts.

New exhibition! Helen Geglio: Cloaked in Wisdom. Come and hear Helen talk about her Wisdom Cloaks on Saturday Nov.12 at ...
11/10/2022

New exhibition! Helen Geglio: Cloaked in Wisdom. Come and hear Helen talk about her Wisdom Cloaks on Saturday Nov.12 at 2:00 in the VMOTA Valya Gallery. If you miss the talk, Cloaks of Wisdom will be on view through December 30.

ART ED in the house! Or rather LIVE, in the museum. VMOTA volunteers make this very important art education experience f...
10/28/2022

ART ED in the house! Or rather LIVE, in the museum. VMOTA volunteers make this very important art education experience for local school children. Without our volunteers time and expertise, this program wouldn't exist.

Pictures from last night's opening reception for Quilt Visions 2022!  There were speeches and awards. It was a grand eve...
10/16/2022

Pictures from last night's opening reception for Quilt Visions 2022! There were speeches and awards. It was a grand evening!

In recognition of our 15th year, members and donors have responded to calls for our 6" Member Challenge squares and thes...
10/05/2022

In recognition of our 15th year, members and donors have responded to calls for our 6" Member Challenge squares and these Delightful Donor flowers that we have used to create a celebratory bouquet in our hall cases. Won't you come by and see them in person?

Only a few spots left! Sign up now for this dynamic class with LeAnn Hileman and learn some art techniques including wor...
09/30/2022

Only a few spots left! Sign up now for this dynamic class with LeAnn Hileman and learn some art techniques including working from a photo and take your quilting to the next level.

Mark your calendars! Wednesday Sept. 28 is Paula Nadelstern Pin-back Day! We will be pinning back Paula's quilts for one...
09/22/2022

Mark your calendars! Wednesday Sept. 28 is Paula Nadelstern Pin-back Day! We will be pinning back Paula's quilts for one day only to reveal the unique and beautiful appliqued and embellished hand that is on the back of each one of her quilts. This event is not to be missed! Bonus, we will have Paula in attendance via zoom in the gallery so pop in and say hello to her while you visit the museum and see these beautiful works of art.

06/21/2022
Come to Visions Museum of Textile Art and hear from some of the California Fibers artists. They will be with us to chat ...
06/21/2022

Come to Visions Museum of Textile Art and hear from some of the California Fibers artists. They will be with us to chat about their work on SATURDAY, JUNE 25, 11-2pm. Be there or be square!

06/04/2022
Coming soon! Teresa Duryea Wong will be giving a zoom lecture titled "Hello Modern Art, Meet Antique Quilts" on May 31st...
05/11/2022

Coming soon! Teresa Duryea Wong will be giving a zoom lecture titled "Hello Modern Art, Meet Antique Quilts" on May 31st 2022 at 11am pst. $10 for members, $15 for non members.

Now open! California Fibers: Inside Out and Diane Melms: Thinking Outside the Block are both up and ready for viewing. C...
04/18/2022

Now open! California Fibers: Inside Out and Diane Melms: Thinking Outside the Block are both up and ready for viewing. Come and see these two wonderful exhibits.

Out of an abundance of caution, Visions Art Museum is closed through Tuesday, January 18, and will reopen on Wednesday, ...
01/11/2022

Out of an abundance of caution, Visions Art Museum is closed through Tuesday, January 18, and will reopen on Wednesday, January 19.

Please enjoy our new exhibitions online starting on Saturday, January 15 at 10 am.

www.visionsartmuseum.org

We will be closed January 5th - 8th for the installation of new exhibitions. New Exhibitions What the Heart Feels Click here to view

December 1 is World AIDS Day. Today we support those living with HIV and honor those who have died from AIDS-related ill...
12/01/2021

December 1 is World AIDS Day. Today we support those living with HIV and honor those who have died from AIDS-related illness.

The AIDS Memorial Quilt was first displayed in 1987 on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. with 1,920 panels memorializing those lost to AIDS—those who creator Cleve Jones feared would be neglected by history.

Today, the Quilt consists of nearly 50,000 panels dedicated to over 105,000 individuals. It is considered the largest community arts projects in history, and it continues to grow. The panels are as unique as the individuals they represent, and together create a beautiful and tragic tapestry.

Quilting is an art form that is both personal and communal, intimate and cooperative. At Visions Art Museum, we celebrate textile art and its ability to create communities and illustrate diverse experiences.

Image Courtesy of the National AIDS Memorial / NAMES Project

Tour Tuesday: Hocus Focus by Kathleen KastlesKathleen’s quilts reflect many interests, including people and nature, as w...
10/26/2021

Tour Tuesday: Hocus Focus by Kathleen Kastles

Kathleen’s quilts reflect many interests, including people and nature, as well as color, line, and the tactile nature of fibers. Her work today is representational, but with clear inspiration from Abstract Expressionism.

All artwork images are by the artist.

To see more of this exhibition, go to visionsartmuseum.org/kastles.

Thank you to the Chinese Cultural Center at San Diego State University for celebrating the Moon Festival with us! Be sur...
10/06/2021

Thank you to the Chinese Cultural Center at San Diego State University for celebrating the Moon Festival with us! Be sure to stop by and see the traditional Chinese robes on display in our galleries.

Financial support is provided by the City of San Diego.

Tour Tuesdays: Treasures from the Permanent CollectionSince 2007, Visions Art Museum has been growing its permanent coll...
10/05/2021

Tour Tuesdays: Treasures from the Permanent Collection

Since 2007, Visions Art Museum has been growing its permanent collection of two- and three-dimensional textile, fiber, and quilt fine art. Like the museum’s exhibitions, the collection centers primarily on contemporary art quilting since the 1970s. Artworks in the collection include pieces from dozens of artists working with a wide variety of textiles, media, tools, and techniques. The works on display here provide a glimpse on to the wide variety of styles used in contemporary art quilting. They all follow the basic definition of an art quilt: two layers of fabric that are stitched together. That is where the similarities begin and end! Each work is a unique expression of the artist’s vision and creativity in conversation with the sweep of fine art over time.

To view this exhibition, go to visionsartmuseum.org/treasures-from-the-permanent-collection.

Detail Credit (left to right): Early Spring, East Hill by Nelda Warkentin, Urban Cathedral by Hope Wilmarth, Demeter by Joyce Keron, Madonna and Chick by Nancy Halpern

Tour Tuesday: Shifting Tidesfeaturing the artwork of members of the Studio Art Quilt Associates, Inc. (SAQA)January 16 –...
09/28/2021

Tour Tuesday: Shifting Tides
featuring the artwork of members of the Studio Art Quilt Associates, Inc. (SAQA)
January 16 – April 4, 2021

Shifting Tides: Convergence in Cloth features the artwork of members of the Studio Art Quilt Associates, Inc. (SAQA). SAQA was founded in 1989 as a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote the art quilt through education, exhibitions, professional development, documentation, and publications.

To see more of this exhibition, go to visionsartmuseum.org/shifting-tides.

Image Credit (from left to right: Wave 15 (red) by Ann Johnston (Juror), Diatom 8 by Carla Stehr, Copper River Flats by Nan Thompson, Pacific Garbage Patch(work) by B. Lynn Tubbe.

Museum Store Monday: Cuff Bracelet (CMM35)One-of-a-kind fiber art on a sterling silver coated cuff bracelet.Australia-ba...
09/27/2021

Museum Store Monday: Cuff Bracelet (CMM35)

One-of-a-kind fiber art on a sterling silver coated cuff bracelet.
Australia-based artist, Michelle Mischkulnig, creates her wearable fiber art by free-motion embroidery on hand-dyed silks with a wealth of embellishments across the colorful surface.
Gently bend to fit. Clean with a silver polishing cloth.

You can find this piece and more at our store in person or online!
Visit visionsartmuseum.org/shop for more details.

Financial support is provided by the City of San Diego.

Throwback Thursday: Raw and Reassembled by Paula KovarikJuly 17 to October 3, 2021In Raw and Reassembled, Paula Kovarik ...
09/23/2021

Throwback Thursday: Raw and Reassembled by Paula Kovarik
July 17 to October 3, 2021

In Raw and Reassembled, Paula Kovarik reflects on isolation and the tensions inherent in any creative process. For many artists, she observes, isolation can afford much needed time to think and experiment. The isolation of the COVID19 pandemic, however, challenged her on many levels.

To view this exhibition, visit visionsartmuseum.org/raw-and-reassembled.

All artwork was created by the artist.

Tour Tuesdays: Treasures from the Permanent CollectionSince 2007, Visions Art Museum has been growing its permanent coll...
09/21/2021

Tour Tuesdays: Treasures from the Permanent Collection

Since 2007, Visions Art Museum has been growing its permanent collection of two- and three-dimensional textile, fiber, and quilt fine art. Like the museum’s exhibitions, the collection centers primarily on contemporary art quilting since the 1970s. Artworks in the collection include pieces from dozens of artists working with a wide variety of textiles, media, tools, and techniques. The works on display here provide a glimpse on to the wide variety of styles used in contemporary art quilting. They all follow the basic definition of an art quilt: two layers of fabric that are stitched together. That is where the similarities begin and end! Each work is a unique expression of the artist’s vision and creativity in conversation with the sweep of fine art over time.

To view this exhibition, go to visionsartmuseum.org/treasures-from-the-permanent-collection.

Detail Credit (left to right): Urban Cathedral by Hope Wilmarth, Demeter by Joyce Keron, Madonna and Chick by Nancy Halpern, East Hill by Nelda Warkentin, Early Spring East Hill by Nelda Warkentin.

Museum Store Monday: Red Hat Basket (CAC13) Coiled fabric basket and Pomegranate Stand Basket (CAC16) by local artist, A...
09/20/2021

Museum Store Monday: Red Hat Basket (CAC13) Coiled fabric basket and Pomegranate Stand Basket (CAC16) by local artist, Alice Courteau.

Charm and sculptural coil embellishment with stand.

For more of these beautiful pieces, visit visionsartmuseum.org/shop.

Vision Shoutout: San Diego textile artist Gloria Hazel weaves the joy of creation into her workGloria Hazel has been fea...
09/17/2021

Vision Shoutout: San Diego textile artist Gloria Hazel weaves the joy of creation into her work

Gloria Hazel has been featured in the Union Tribune! Congratulations!
To view her article visit our website at visionsartmuseum.org/in-the-news.

Financial support is provided by the City of San Diego.

Ann MortonMissed our Meet the Artist event with Ann Morton? Check out the recording on our YouTube channel: https://yout...
09/17/2021

Ann Morton

Missed our Meet the Artist event with Ann Morton? Check out the recording on our YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/vQDJraQfYj8

Financial support is provided by the City of San Diego.

Throwback Thursdays: Shifting Tides featuring the artwork of members of the Studio Art Quilt Associates, Inc. (SAQA)Janu...
09/16/2021

Throwback Thursdays: Shifting Tides
featuring the artwork of members of the Studio Art Quilt Associates, Inc. (SAQA)
January 16 – April 4, 2021

Shifting Tides: Convergence in Cloth focuses on the current state of the Pacific Ocean ecosystem, its marvelous natural diversity, and the human activities that both sustain and threaten oceanic life. Whether one lives on the ocean or in the interior, the Pacific touches many lives and economies.

To see this exhibition, go to https://visionsartmuseum.org/shifting-tides/

Detail credit (left to right): Help Me! by Diana Bartelings, The Burning Sea by Phyllis CullenSurging, Tides Of Consequences by Clare Attwell.

Hummingbird Notecard Set Class with Ann ScottSunday, October 3, 2021 2pm PTIn-Person at Visions Art Museum$35 Members, $...
09/15/2021

Hummingbird Notecard Set Class with Ann Scott

Sunday, October 3, 2021 2pm PT
In-Person at Visions Art Museum
$35 Members, $50 Non-Members
+ $8 Kit Fee, payable to the artist.

Join us for an afternoon class with artist Ann Scott who will be teaching us how to make Hummingbird Notecard Sets.

Financial support is provided by the City of San Diego.

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2825 Dewey Road Ste 100
San Diego, CA
92106

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Wednesday 10am - 2pm
Thursday 10am - 2pm
Friday 10am - 4pm
Saturday 10am - 4pm

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Visions Art Museum is a not-for-profit international arts organization dedicated to the promotion and appreciation of the quilt as art. The organization will achieve its purpose by establishing a worldwide network of dedicated members, advisers, associates, and affiliates that will — ▪ Organize and stage exhibitions of outstanding quilts in museum quality settings. ▪ Present workshops, lectures, contemporary quilt registry, and related activities to its members, world arts community, and general public. ▪ Promote presentations and discussions of the quilt as art in leading international art, quilting, and general circulation media. ▪ Encourage and promote quilting of the highest aesthetic and artistic quality.

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