San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles

San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles Celebrating the art, creators, craft, and history of quilts and textiles.
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SJMQT is a 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.

“Can You Take Me Higher” by Madison and Matthew Creech. See this piece and more in our exhibition, Know Your Meme: Stitc...
12/10/2019

“Can You Take Me Higher” by Madison and Matthew Creech. See this piece and more in our exhibition, Know Your Meme: Stitching Vidal Phenomena @SJMQT, showing until January 12, 2020. #sjmqt #artwalksj #downtownsanjose

Samantha Gullekson’s piece titled Poor Pluto— “The loss of Pluto's planetary designation was a significant and memorable...
12/09/2019

Samantha Gullekson’s piece titled Poor Pluto— “The loss of Pluto's planetary designation was a significant and memorable moment in the history of space exploration. Years later, with the release of the remarkable photographs captured by NASA's New Horizons spacecraft, our love of Pluto was rekindled. The memes that circulated showed both an adorable, heart holding Pluto and a devastatingly sad Pluto. I wanted to capture both with my fiber art meme. Planet or not, Pluto will always hold a piece of our hearts.” See Poor Pluto and other meme-centered works at the Know Your Meme exhibition now showing at SJMQT. #sjmqt #downtownsanjose #artwalksj #fiberart #knowyourmeme

Ashley Eyster on her three pieces titled “Mood” in the Know Your Meme exhibition— “Not being ‘in’ on a joke can be frust...
12/09/2019

Ashley Eyster on her three pieces titled “Mood” in the Know Your Meme exhibition— “Not being ‘in’ on a joke can be frustrating. A powerful characteristic of memes is their capacity to evoke visceral ideas or experiences, but in such a way that people can
repurpose them again and again. Anyone can get the joke. The Big Mood meme is, in my experience, symptomatic of the collective endeavor for self-actualization among our
younger generations. We’re pioneering the digital age and struggling to put down our roots in the course. I make art with found objects in order to capture some of that
collective sense of precariousness. I embroider my pieces by hand because, like any meme, I believe that any object I find can also mold itself to an ongoing conversation.” See the exhibition now at SJMQT. #downtownsanjose #artwalksj #sjmqt #fiberart #knowyourmeme

Come out to the ugly sweater party where you can show off your ugly sweater! This is your chance to come out and show yo...
12/09/2019

Come out to the ugly sweater party where you can show off your ugly sweater! This is your chance to come out and show your Christmas spirit. Bring your friends and family and get a good laugh at your ugly sweaters! Join us on Thursday, December 12 at 4-10pm for an early Christmas celebration!

Yarnbomb in St. James Park! January 18, 2020 from 12-4pm. #downtownsanjose #yarnbombing
12/09/2019

Yarnbomb in St. James Park! January 18, 2020 from 12-4pm. #downtownsanjose #yarnbombing

This Friday, 7-10pm, come out to see different galleries, shops, bars, and much more at our First Friday art walk. This ...
12/04/2019

This Friday, 7-10pm, come out to see different galleries, shops, bars, and much more at our First Friday art walk. This event is free, happens monthly (minus January and July) and is located on First Street in Downtown San Jose. This is a great opportunity to experience the art culture in your community! See our new exhibition on memes, or an exhibition showcasing our members‘ art! Our guest musician for the evening is Los Improviders @losimproviders. @ San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles

This piece ‘In motion’ is about reuse, manipulation and transformation. @mellowgoatstudio used handmade and printed felt...
12/03/2019

This piece ‘In motion’ is about reuse, manipulation and transformation. @mellowgoatstudio used handmade and printed felt from a previous project. Currently showing in @sjmqt in our Artist Members Biennial group exhibition, Form and Function. #upcyling #fiberart #reuse #exhibition

Find the perfect gift for a loved one at @sjmqt this Saturday! Support the Museum and local artists by doing some holida...
11/25/2019

Find the perfect gift for a loved one at @sjmqt this Saturday! Support the Museum and local artists by doing some holiday shopping in our store! #sjmqt #downtownsanjose #smallbusinesssaturday

Our Board Game Night features different kinds of games from our childhood, as well as popular games that we play now! Ra...
11/12/2019

Our Board Game Night features different kinds of games from our childhood, as well as popular games that we play now! Ranging from competitive games, family friendly games, to so many more— at this Art After Dark event, you’ll build bonds with your friends, family, and community! Join us this Thursday night, November 14, from 4-10pm. #sjmqt #downtownsanjose #artwalksj #boardgames

Don’t miss Fall Community Day today at @sjmqt! A free event from 11am-3pm, where you can make your own buttons, sew smal...
11/10/2019

Don’t miss Fall Community Day today at @sjmqt! A free event from 11am-3pm,
where you can make your own buttons, sew small objects with artist Amy Brown (@artwormsbrown, artwormsbrown.com), and make unicorn and pumpkin pipecleaner crafts with artist Winnie Storey (@skinniwini, skinniwini.com)! Also be sure to check out our newest exhibitions with the whole family! #sjmqt @ San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles

You know your museum is special when it features a @nickofferman pillow (by Jessica Milligan) AND cross-stitch @nickkrol...
11/06/2019

You know your museum is special when it features a @nickofferman pillow (by Jessica Milligan) AND cross-stitch @nickkroll (by Jennifer Joanning)! #sjmqt #textileart #fiberart #knowyourmeme @ San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles

This Sunday at our Fall Community day, artist Winnie Storey (@skinniwini) will be teaching attendees how to make tiny pi...
11/06/2019

This Sunday at our Fall Community day, artist Winnie Storey (@skinniwini) will be teaching attendees how to make tiny pipe cleaner unicorns and pumpkins! Stop by with your family for this fun activity and much more! 11/10 11am–3pm at @sjmqt! @ San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles

SJMQT is thrilled to have Jonathan Shannon's Amigos Muertos quilt in our Permanent Collection— selected as one of the 10...
11/01/2019

SJMQT is thrilled to have Jonathan Shannon's Amigos Muertos quilt in our Permanent Collection— selected as one of the 100 best Quilts of the 20th Century. #diadelosmuertos #sjmqt #quiltsofinstagram

Due to high demand we are offering a second Kantha Style, Collage, Mini-Quilt Workshop with Tricia Royal @bitsandbobbins...
10/30/2019

Due to high demand we are offering a second Kantha Style, Collage, Mini-Quilt Workshop with Tricia Royal @bitsandbobbins! It will be on Saturday, November 16, 11:30am-2pm. $15 Members, $25 Non-Members. Register now at tiny.cc/kantha2 or click the link in our bio.

3 new exhibitions opening tonight! Including Stories of West Africa with Hollis Chatelain! Come by and say hello!
10/20/2019

3 new exhibitions opening tonight! Including Stories of West Africa with Hollis Chatelain! Come by and say hello!

See our new exhibition, Know Your Meme: Stitching Viral Phenomena. The exhibition explores the concept of the meme as a ...
10/19/2019

See our new exhibition, Know Your Meme: Stitching Viral Phenomena. The exhibition explores the concept of the meme as a poignant method to summarize, understand, critique and share thoughts on important societal issues. In true meme fashion, the artwork selection will be driven by the power of the people, curated by the online community, and will encourage the general public to participate in the exhibition process. All artworks must depict, relate to or reference a meme through a textile method such as quilting, embroidery, cross- stitching, knitting and crocheting, weaving, basketry, etc. #sjmqt #knowyourmeme #downtownsanjose

Meg Cox has used her expertise as a financial journalist (including 17 years as a staff writer for the Wall Street Journ...
10/16/2019

Meg Cox has used her expertise as a financial journalist (including 17 years as a staff writer for the Wall Street Journal) to research the biggest names in quilting and uncover their secrets to success. She'll talk about lessons learned by icons from Eleanor Burns to Tula Pink, as well as the strategies of people who found fortune but not fame in quilting (you won't know their names). Her lecture will inspire you whether or not you want to make a profit from your passion. Sunday, October 27, 3-5pm. $15 for members, $25 for non-members. Register at tiny.cc/megcoxsjmqt @ San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles

***Non-member guests of Artist Benefit members are more than welcome at no cost! Please be sure to RSVP for EACH attende...
10/16/2019

***Non-member guests of Artist Benefit members are more than welcome at no cost! Please be sure to RSVP for EACH attendee!***

Reserve your Friday night for DATE night!
Speed Dating that is— with other artists. Come to this meet and greet and mingle with other Bay area artists. Bring business cards and pictures of your art and find creative friends, collaborators and your future artistic community! SJMQT Artist in Residence, Tricia Royal (@bitsandbobbins), will also be doing a demonstration on her printing process!

Friday, October 25, 7-9pm, FREE FOR ARTIST BENEFIT MEMBERS, RSVP REQUIRED. Rsvp @ tiny.cc/artspeeddating, link also in bio.

Make sure to sign up for our upcoming artist meet and greet @sjmqt! The event is FREE and you will also be able to see a...
10/15/2019

Make sure to sign up for our upcoming artist meet and greet @sjmqt! The event is FREE and you will also be able to see a demonstration by our new Artist in Residence, Tricia Royal! The event is on Friday, October 25, 7-9pm. RSVP now at tiny.cc/artspeeddating

A post from AIR Tricia Royal:
"where i left things in my Maker Space studio at @sjmqt yesterday — i spent most of open studio making monoprints on the pages of old quilt pattern books from the 70s and 80s, that were generously donated to the museum. i’ll later cut up those prints and use them in collages like the ones on the left (my progress from the day before yesterday. i think of my printing on the book pages as a sort of collaboration...the public contributes a piece to the museum, and i react to it and use it in my work. i plan to use other materials donated to the museum (yarn, fabric, etc.) in some of the pieces i make during my residency."

Opera San Jose‘s joint Little Red Riding Hood event with SJMQT and MACLA / Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana...
10/15/2019

Opera San Jose‘s joint Little Red Riding Hood event with SJMQT and MACLA / Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana was a big hit! Kids were even able to talk with the Opera San Jose artists after the show! Such a treat! Thanks so much to all who attended!

TOMORROW NIGHT🌙 See SJMQT after hours!✨Thursday, October 104pm - 10pm SJMQT is now joining MACLA and ICA for Art After D...
10/09/2019

TOMORROW NIGHT
🌙 See SJMQT after hours!✨
Thursday, October 10
4pm - 10pm

SJMQT is now joining MACLA and ICA for Art After Dark, the museum after-hours hangout! Enjoy the Museum's exhibitions, and participate in our #WeCreate408 activity, creating Guatemalan worry dolls!

#Repost @bitsandbobbins・・・a slice of the biggest piece I have hanging in the hallway leading to the Maker Space studio a...
10/09/2019

#Repost @bitsandbobbins
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a slice of the biggest piece I have hanging in the hallway leading to the Maker Space studio at @sjmqt San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles: a 80” square quilt I’m calling “Coins”. it features #handpainted spray/splatter print fabric...a process i started getting into last year and this year, and really love to make...it has a watercolor-like appearance, is experiential in concept and the resulting fabric feels really organic and of the moment.
#fiberart #fiberartist #screenprinting #artistinresidence #artresidency #sanjosemuseumofquiltsandtextiles
#quilt #quilting #modernquilt #modernquilting #artquilt #artquilting #surfacedesign #surfacedesigner

Reserve your Friday night for DATE night!Speed Dating that is— with other artists. Come to this meet and greet and mingl...
10/09/2019

Reserve your Friday night for DATE night!
Speed Dating that is— with other artists. Come to this meet and greet and mingle with other Bay area artists. Bring business cards and pictures of your art and find creative friends, collaborators and your future artistic community! SJMQT Artist in Residence, Tricia Royal (@bitsandbobbins), will also be doing a demonstration on her printing process!

Friday, October 25, 7-9pm, FREE FOR ARTIST BENEFIT MEMBERS, RSVP REQUIRED. Rsvp @ tiny.cc/artspeeddating.

Not an Artist Benefit Member? Go to sjquiltmuseum.org/membership, become a member at any level and tack on the Artist Benefit for $20.

@SJMQT’s #WeCreate408 date is coming up this Thursday, October 10! Stop by the museum during our regular hours or for Ar...
10/08/2019

@SJMQT’s #WeCreate408 date is coming up this Thursday, October 10! Stop by the museum during our regular hours or for Art After Dark, and make a Guatemalan Worry Doll with us! We’ll be open 11am-10pm! Share your creative genius throughout the month of October! #sjmqt @ San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles

Join us for a family friendly operatic performance of Little Red Riding Hood, presented by Opera San Jose in partnership...
10/07/2019

Join us for a family friendly operatic performance of Little Red Riding Hood, presented by Opera San Jose in partnership with MACLA and San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles!

When: Sunday, October 13, 2019, 11-12:30pm
Where: MACLA, 510 S 1st St, San Jose, CA 95113

$5 suggested donation

Happy October and the start of a full month of creativity with #WeCreate408! Next Thursday, come celebrate with us at Ar...
10/01/2019

Happy October and the start of a full month of creativity with #WeCreate408! Next Thursday, come celebrate with us at Art After Dark, an after hours museum hang out, as we create our own Guatemalan Worry Dolls! According to legend, Guatemalan children tell their worries to Worry Dolls, placing them under their pillow when they go to bed at night. By morning the dolls have gifted them with the wisdom and knowledge to eliminate their worries. Join us on 10/10, 4pm-10pm for this fun DIY! #artwalksj #artafterdark #downtownsanjose #sofamarket @ San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles

San Jose challenges you to be creative, every day, throughout the month of October! Share your creative genius! Join WeC...
09/30/2019

San Jose challenges you to be creative, every day, throughout the month of October! Share your creative genius! Join WeCreate408, a virtual challenge to inspire creativity and celebrate San José. Register today at wecreate408.org – it’s free! #wecreate408

THIS SATURDAY: FREE COMMUNITY DAY! 11-3pm, Join us at SJMQT for live weaving demos (to compliment our Guatemalan clothin...
09/17/2019

THIS SATURDAY: FREE COMMUNITY DAY! 11-3pm, Join us at SJMQT for live weaving demos (to compliment our Guatemalan clothing show Mayan Traje: From Tradition to Transition); weaving crafts for kids; a protest sewing bee with Fabrica; the opportunity to participate in the community embroidery craft project; and much more! #sjmqt #downtownsanjose #sjartwalk #sanjosefamily @ San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles

National Sewing Month is off to a great start! Here are some pictures from our Basic B* Sewing Workshop this past weeken...
09/16/2019

National Sewing Month is off to a great start! Here are some pictures from our Basic B* Sewing Workshop this past weekend! Attendees learned all the ins and outs of clothing care and mending! @ San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles

Have that favorite piece of clothing you’ve been dying to mend? Want to sew on some buttons that have fallen off? Regist...
09/10/2019

Have that favorite piece of clothing you’ve been dying to mend? Want to sew on some buttons that have fallen off? Register for our Basic B* Workshop and learn some fundamental hand-sewing skills! Saturday, September 14, 11:30-1:30pm. $15 members, $25 non-members. Register now at www.tiny.cc/basicb

#sjmqt #artwalksj #sanjoseworkshop #mending #sewing

Be sure to swing by San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles during South First Fridays this Friday, September 6th! We're ce...
09/05/2019

Be sure to swing by San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles during South First Fridays this Friday, September 6th! We're celebrating a grand re-opening of our gift shop (first 10 customers receive this free silkscreened poster!) There's a big ol spool of thread on the window, perfect for a photo op! and we've launched our Stitch Your Selfie Community Craft Project in the lobby! The fun starts at 7pm.

#Repost Artist In Residence @amberimrie’s current project in the Maker Space!・・・The wave has started to form! #wip #arti...
09/05/2019

#Repost Artist In Residence @amberimrie’s current project in the Maker Space!
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The wave has started to form! #wip #artistinresidence #sjmqt @sjmqt #sculpture #threads #contemporaryartist #floating #waves #wip #conceptualcraft #letterstomytsunami

September is National Sewing Month! Are your sewing skills up to par? Learn how to do all the basics at our Basic B* Sew...
09/04/2019

September is National Sewing Month! Are your sewing skills up to par? Learn how to do all the basics at our Basic B* Sewing Workshop! Our workshop will go over some fundamental hand-sewing skills to help you learn how to fix and mend your clothing. Saturday, September 14, 11:30-1:30pm. Register at tiny.cc/basicb. #sjmqt #artwalksj #sanjoseworkshops #downtownsanjose

Come join us from 4-7pm on September 7th to watch the film Abrazos! Abrazos tells the story of U.S. children from mixed ...
08/26/2019

Come join us from 4-7pm on September 7th to watch the film Abrazos! Abrazos tells the story of U.S. children from mixed immigration-status families who travel to Guatemala to meet their grandparents and other relatives for the first time. This event is $10 for members and $15 for non-members. Register at tiny.cc/abrazos #sjmqt #artwalksj #downtownsanjose #sanjosefilm

08/20/2019

If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to work at a museum and create exhibitions, apply now to be a fall intern at SJMQT! Learn about installation, design, and more! To apply, please visit sjquiltmuseum.org/jobs

#sjmqt #sanjoseinternship #artinternship #museuminternship

Another exciting new change at @sjmqt! Be sure to stop by this week and check out our new look, as well as see our curre...
08/19/2019

Another exciting new change at @sjmqt! Be sure to stop by this week and check out our new look, as well as see our current exhibitions! #sjmqt

In collaboration with the San Francisco School of Needlework and Design @sfsnad, we invite you to join us for a FREE, dr...
08/19/2019

In collaboration with the San Francisco School of Needlework and Design @sfsnad, we invite you to join us for a FREE, drop-in style class on Saturday, September 7 from 12-2pm to create and take home needlework art related to borders! Designs will be available, but participants are free to create their own. This event will take place in our Makerspace, and hoops, fabric, needles, and thread will be provided. #sjmqt #downtownsanjose

For September First Friday, @sjmqt invites you to attend the opening reception of Gems from Our Past and the Grand Re-Op...
08/19/2019

For September First Friday, @sjmqt invites you to attend the opening reception of Gems from Our Past and the Grand Re-Opening of our museum giftshop! Enjoy the beautiful artwork, curated by Collections Manager Ashley Elieff, and head to the museum store for its grand re-opening to get an early start on holiday shopping. September 6, 7-10pm. #artwalksj #downtownsanjose #sjmqt @ San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles

Want to learn how to sew buttons and fastenings? Or some easy mending tricks for that hole in your favorite clothing ite...
08/19/2019

Want to learn how to sew buttons and fastenings? Or some easy mending tricks for that hole in your favorite clothing item? Our Basic B* workshop will go over some fundamental hand-sewing skills to help you learn how to fix and mend your clothing. Saturday, September 14, 11:30-1:30pm. Register at tiny.cc/basicb

$15 Members
$25 Non-members @ San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles

In Part 2 of the Element Series, @bethechangeyoga will emphasize the element Fire 🔥 Flow with @omnipotentstudio as she l...
08/13/2019

In Part 2 of the Element Series, @bethechangeyoga will emphasize the element Fire 🔥 Flow with @omnipotentstudio as she leads us through yoga amongst the beautiful exhibit “The Privilege to Breathe” by @adiamillett. The class will end with a Breath of Fire Meditation. Then attendees will have access to view the rest of the museum.
“The Privilege to Breathe” is a series of abstracted textile pieces based on a few questions Adia began to ask herself “Can privileges be universal? What are the privileges that inform who we are? And what is our role in creating changes?”
Donation based event. #sjmqt
#bethechange #accesswellness #yogaforall #sanjose

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520 S 1st St
San Jose, CA
95113

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Wednesday 11:00 - 16:00
Thursday 11:00 - 16:00
Friday 11:00 - 16:00
Saturday 14:30 - 15:00
Saturday 11:00 - 14:00
Sunday 14:30 - 15:00
Sunday 11:00 - 14:00

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