San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles

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

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.

San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles
06/05/2019

San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles

We are currently in the middle of installing Denise Labadie’s new exhibition– Stone Portraits and Sacred Stonescapes...
06/04/2019

We are currently in the middle of installing Denise Labadie’s new exhibition– Stone Portraits and Sacred Stonescapes. Here is a sneak preview of the process! Make sure to come to the show’s Opening Reception on June 9, 3-5pm! See the grand scale of Labadie’s quilts in person! #sjmqt #quilts #fiberart #quilting #quiltsofinstagram #downtownsanjose @ San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles

Looking for something fun to do during #summer vacation? Bring your family or friends out to the #MakeMusicDay celebrati...
06/03/2019

Looking for something fun to do during #summer vacation? Bring your family or friends out to the #MakeMusicDay celebration at SJMQT! All musicians, regardless of ability, are invited to come out and join the music making on June 21st! #MakeMusicDay will feature thousands of concerts in cities around the globe! Join SJMQT on June 21st from 12-4pm and make music with us! Performers include @aleciahaselton, Time Will Decide, and CVNS! @ San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles

Previous SJMQT Artists in Residence Anne Beck and Michelle Wilson need help funding the final phase of The Rhinoceros Pr...
05/29/2019
The Rhinoceros Project

Previous SJMQT Artists in Residence Anne Beck and Michelle Wilson need help funding the final phase of The Rhinoceros Project!

For two years, the Rhinoceros Project (Anne Beck and Michelle Wilson) traveled to sixteen different communities to offer participatory sewing circles in order to embroider a life-size watermark of Albrecht Durer’s “Rhinoceros.” Nearly six hundred people, of all ages and walks of life, contributed stitches.

Now complete, we are asking for your help to raise funds to create the finale of the project: a life-size watermark of Durer’s “Rhinoceros” in handmade paper using the embroidery.

By investing in this project, you are supporting a project initiated and run by women artists; and their continued ability to make art. You are also supporting every person who contributed stitches to the project, giving them a chance to see their work completed.

We couldn't do this project without your support. Our sincere thanks goes out to all of you who are a part of the Rhinoceros Project.

With Fractured Atlas as our fiscal sponsor - donations are also tax deductible (less the value of our rewards - which are pretty awesome!)

We ask to please consider donating to make this happen, and to share this post widely!

Thank you thank you thank you!

https://fundraising.fracturedatlas.org/the-rhinoceros-project/campaigns/2590?fbclid=IwAR3iIX85cRtv-TNxOzaSchLoUkG8yG5iHXtNwnQjWy442UX7Ooxqn7UcuiM

Bring the family to SJMQT for a free community day on Sunday, June 2 (11-3pm)! Join us and explore all things water at t...
05/28/2019

Bring the family to SJMQT for a free community day on Sunday, June 2 (11-3pm)! Join us and explore all things water at the Museum, including our current exhibition H2Oh! Witness the water wonder of magician Kathy Machado (two shows at 12:00 and 2pm)! Experience the calming sensations of sound baths with Jessica Neideffer (on-going thruout the day). Make your own musical masterpiece with a water xylophone! Sew soft sculpture sea creatures with our very own artist-in-residence, Alexander Hernandez. Listen to water themed poetry by Third Thursday (readings from 11-11:45 & 1-1:45pm)! #sjmqt #freeevent #downtownsanjose #bayareaparents #communityday @ San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles

Is creating a soft sculpture sea creature on your to-do list? Head on down to the museum for Community Day, on Sunday, J...
05/24/2019

Is creating a soft sculpture sea creature on your to-do list? Head on down to the museum for Community Day, on Sunday, June 2nd, from 11am-3pm and make a little buddy for yourself or a friend, with help from our very own artist in residence, Alex Hernandez (http://www.Hernalex.com)! Check out more info here: https://www.facebook.com/events/331817170843306/

05/14/2019

There’s still time to sign up for our upcoming Soft Sculpture Workshop
with Artist in Residence Alexander Hernandez!

Alex is a textile artist whose work explores gender expectations, immigration and cultural assimilation through patchwork, quilting, applique and soft sculpture.

In this workshop Alex will instruct people in creating soft sculptures and patches that reflect their own identities and how they want to be portrayed in the world. Attendees are encouraged to bring clothing and other textiles they would like to deconstruct to created one of a kind pieces. You may also bring garments to embellish with appliques or patches! $15 Members, $25 for Non-members.

Register at tiny.cc/softsculpture (link also in bio)! Hurry as space is limited! #sjmqt #artistinresidence #softsculpture #fiberart #workshop

SJMQT would like to invite K-12, college and university educators to visit the museum for free through June 30, 2019. Br...
05/06/2019

SJMQT would like to invite K-12, college and university educators to visit the museum for free through June 30, 2019. Bring your educator ID or business card and present it at the front desk for free admission. Find out what we're all about and learn about our school tour program for students. Visiting educators will receive a 10% museum store discount and a 10% school tour discount coupon when they check in at the front desk. To learn about our tour program visit sjquiltmuseum.org/tours #bayareateachers, #santaclaraunifiedschooldistrict, #sjsu, #santaclarauniversity, #sanjoseelementary, #santaclaracountyofficeofeducation, #sjmqtmuseumtours, #hands-onactivities, #teacherdiscounts, #freeadmission #sjmqt

@barelyfunktional will be performing at SJMQT this First Friday! Barely Funktional is a South Bay hiphop + R&B fusion ba...
05/02/2019

@barelyfunktional will be performing at SJMQT this First Friday! Barely Funktional is a South Bay hiphop + R&B fusion band that loves to take listeners on a sonic adventure. “Our goal as a band is to appeal to people from all different backgrounds, musically and culturally, and bring them together to share the joy of music!” #southfirstfridays #downtownsanjose #sjmqt

Meet us at Board Match San Francisco and learn about joining the  San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles'  Board of Direct...
05/02/2019
Board Match San Francisco | May 8th | Board Match

Meet us at Board Match San Francisco and learn about joining the San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles' Board of Directors with other smart, creative people. As a Director you can help direct the future of our Museum and be part of the Silicon Valley arts scene.
Wednesday May 8 5:30-8:30 at the Hilton Hotel Union Square San Francisco. Be sure to use FREE REGISTRATION to get into this amazing event.

http://theboardmatch.net/events-page/san-francisco/

In San Francisco this spring, May 8, 2019.

Get inspired and informed this Sunday! Join Linda Gass, Artist for "Can Art Change Our Water Consciousness?" on May 5th ...
05/01/2019

Get inspired and informed this Sunday! Join Linda Gass, Artist for "Can Art Change Our Water Consciousness?" on May 5th from 3:00 - 5:00pm

Linda Gass (Linda Gass, Artist) believes in the power of art to affect people and motivate change. Gass’s artwork is inspired by the connections between humans and water, and the land that sustains them. RSVP for this free event: http://tinyurl.com/lindagasswater

This lecture is made possible by a grant from the Knight Foundation/Speak Up! San Jose. #SpeakUpSJ Knight Foundation

Image Credit: Portrait of the artist/speaker with one of her land art installations in the Black Rock Desert, NV

This pom-pom Yoda is everything! Come craft with us and celebrate May the Fourth Be With You Star Wars Day! Darth Vader ...
04/29/2019

This pom-pom Yoda is everything! Come craft with us and celebrate May the Fourth Be With You Star Wars Day! Darth Vader snowflakes! Stormtrooper photo op! Dress as your favorite Star Wars character! Saturday, May 4th, 11-3pm (Stormtrooper 11am-2pm) Learn more at: https://www.sjquiltmuseum.org/press-release

Go on a hike with local brewers & SJMQT, Saturday May 11, 10-12:30pm! SJMQT has partnered with Beers Made By Walking, a ...
04/24/2019

Go on a hike with local brewers & SJMQT, Saturday May 11, 10-12:30pm! SJMQT has partnered with Beers Made By Walking, a program that invites brewers to go on nature hikes and make new “place-based beers” inspired by the plants from the trail. Join us, and three San Jose craft breweries as we walk along the trail of the South Bay Salt Pond Restoration Project at the Don Edwards SF Bay National Wildlife Refuge. Led by Dave Helsing, the Restoration Project’s executive project manager, you will learn about the largest tidal wetland restoration project on the West Coast and about the native and invasive plants that inhabit the area. Uproar Brewing, Camino Brewing and Clandestine Brewing will then head back to their breweries and create a beer inspired by this walk, which will be released later in the summer. Visit tiny.cc/beerhikesj to RSVP. @ San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles

SJMQT Artist Residency applications for 2020 are open! Visit sjquiltmuseum.org/artist-residency for more information.
04/16/2019

SJMQT Artist Residency applications for 2020 are open! Visit sjquiltmuseum.org/artist-residency for more information.

Linda Gass (@lindagassart) believes in the power of art to affect people and motivate change. Gass’s artwork is inspir...
03/25/2019

Linda Gass (@lindagassart) believes in the power of art to affect people and motivate change. Gass’s artwork is inspired by the connections between humans and water, and the land that sustains them. Her presentation will take guests on a photographic journey to the places that inform her work, from the wilderness areas of California to significant water interventions in the American West, along with images of her artwork made in response to her experiences and research. She will also include artworks created by the artists in the Museum’s current exhibition, H2Oh! that Gass juried for Studio Art Quilt Associates. More than just a lecture, the program will follow a salon style discussion, where audience members will have the opportunity to experience a new appreciation and awareness for water resources and develop their own answers to the question of “Can Art Change Our Water Consciousness?”

This lecture is made possible by a grant from the Knight Foundation/Speak Up! San Jose

Sunday, May 5, 3-5pm

**The event is free but reservations are requested. Seating is limited. RSVP now at tinyurl.com/lindagasswater

Meet our newest Artist in Residence for Spring 2019! Alexander Hernandez is a San Francisco based artist who explores ge...
03/25/2019

Meet our newest Artist in Residence for Spring 2019! Alexander Hernandez is a San Francisco based artist who explores gender, immigration, and cultural assimilation. As a self-identified Queer Artist coming from an immigrant background, Hernandez references those experiences through his work using needlework, DIY craft, and traditional techniques. His first Open Studio at SJMQT will be on April 5th, along with the First Friday evening 7-9:30. Be sure to stop by! #sjmqt #artistinresidence #alexanderhernandez #contemporarycraft #fiberart #patchwork #quilting #mexicanart #queerart #lgbtart @ San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles

The North American Reciprocal Museum Association
03/20/2019

The North American Reciprocal Museum Association

Evanescence: Judith Content
On view through April 14, 2019
San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles
San Jose, California
www.sjquiltmuseum.org

Palo Alto based artist, Judith Content, explores the essence of image, memory or a moment in time through the process of hand dying and stitched silk. Through discharge dyeing and shibori dyeing techniques, Content's work references the natural landscape with painterly movement and depth.

Credit:
Judith Content
Under Current, 2017
Hand dyed silk
Pieced and quilted

Brigitte Amarger reuses traditional elements and innovates them in her own way— female headdresses from Brittany, Fran...
03/05/2019

Brigitte Amarger reuses traditional elements and innovates them in her own way— female headdresses from Brittany, France; made of discarded X-Rays through machine embroidery, laser cutting, and sewing. See more works from ITAB IV at SJMQT. #sjmqt #museum #siliconvalley #sanjoseart #fiberart #techart #headdress @ San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles

Here are some students working on an activity in the Maker Space during their Museum visit last week! Educators, we are ...
03/05/2019

Here are some students working on an activity in the Maker Space during their Museum visit last week! Educators, we are excited to see more of your students walk through our museum doors– one of a kind exhibitions and hands on projects await! Book a school tour at sjquiltmuseum.org/tours #schooltours #santaclaracountyteachers #sfbayarea #siliconvalley #artactivities #bayareaeducators #museumtrips #sofadistrict #docenttours @ San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles

Lisa Solomon’s Embroidered Drawing Workshop is now full, but you can still join us for the March 24 11:30-1:30pm Fabri...
03/04/2019

Lisa Solomon’s Embroidered Drawing Workshop is now full, but you can still join us for the March 24 11:30-1:30pm Fabric Printing Workshop!

Create simple geometric based stamps and blocks to print into fabric using foam, erasers, and yarn on woodblocks. You’ll also learn how to measure and repeat a pattern for yardage, as well as how to ink your blocks for consistent results.

To reserve your spot, visit sjquiltmusuem.org/events

#sjmqt #lisasolomon #artistinresidence #workshop #sanjoseart #fabricprinting #diy

Book a tour with SJMQT!The Museum provides many opportunities for non-school audiences. While many of our exhibitions of...
02/26/2019

Book a tour with SJMQT!

The Museum provides many opportunities for non-school audiences. While many of our exhibitions offer an interactive component, groups are offered the opportunity for a hands on activity during their scheduled tour.

Our Museum tours also offer a chance to explore the creative work of textile artists here in Silicon Valley and beyond!

Visit sjquiltmuseum.org/tours to find more information or book today.

#textilemuseum #ymca #museumtours #sfbayarea #sanjose #siliconvalley #grouptours #thingstodo #visitamuseum #makerspacestudio #workshops #activities #seniordiscount

There are only a few spots left for Artist in Residence @lisasolomon’s Embroidery Drawing Workshop (Saturday, March 9 ...
02/12/2019

There are only a few spots left for Artist in Residence @lisasolomon’s Embroidery Drawing Workshop (Saturday, March 9 11:30-1:30pm)! Turn your precious photographs into a special keepsake! Register now at sjquiltmuseum.org/events #sjmqt #lisasolomon #artistinresidence #workshop #sanjoseart

Sander van de Bor is an engineer who has added Art to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) to create STEAM. ...
01/23/2019

Sander van de Bor is an engineer who has added Art to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) to create STEAM. Through his classes, he has been teaching makers of all ages how to make his LED wearables. For our February 10th Free Community Day (11am-3pm), Sander will be bringing in different kinds of electronics used in textiles today, and show how these can be applied to different projects. Make sure to stop by and see his demonstration! #stem #steam #techart #sjmqt #ledlights #downtownsanjose #textiles @ San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles

Code for San José (@codeforsanjose) will be having a table at our upcoming Community Day on February 10! Code for San J...
01/23/2019

Code for San José (@codeforsanjose) will be having a table at our upcoming Community Day on February 10! Code for San José is a group of volunteer developers, designers, researchers and community organizers who build civic apps, data visualizations, and media projects.
They create a space for San Jose’s civic tech community to meet, experiment and collaborate on all kinds of projects through their twice-monthly civic hack nights. #code #technology #siliconvalleytech #hackforgood #codeforsanjose #hacknights

Quilt ID Day is on Saturday, March 16 at SJMQT. Learn more about your quilt’s history! Staff and trained volunteers ex...
01/16/2019

Quilt ID Day is on Saturday, March 16 at SJMQT. Learn more about your quilt’s history! Staff and trained volunteers examine quilts and offer information about styles, patterns, fabrics and estimated age. An information form and documentation label will be provided for each quilt. Advanced registration is required. Reserve your spot now at sjquiltmuseum.org! #sjmqt #quilt #quiltid #quilthistory

Join us for a talk on Saturday, February 2, 2019 3:30-4:30pm at SJMQT to learn the basics of tax reporting and processes...
01/15/2019

Join us for a talk on Saturday, February 2, 2019 3:30-4:30pm at SJMQT to learn the basics of tax reporting and processes to consider as you work through the business side of your art. Lee Ann Payne, Deputy Director of the San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art (@sanjoseica), will lead the discussion. This talk is free to Artist Members of both SJMQT and ICA ($10 for regular members, $15 for non-members)! Register ASAP at sjquiltmuseum.org/events as seating is limited. #downtownsanjose #sjmqt #artist #taxesforartists

SJMQT's first workshop of the year is on February 23, 11:30am-1:30pm! Learn the basic technique of Sashiko stitching, a ...
01/14/2019

SJMQT's first workshop of the year is on February 23, 11:30am-1:30pm! Learn the basic technique of Sashiko stitching, a traditional Japanese embroidery technique with our Artist in Residence, Lisa Solomon (@lisasolomon). Sashiko is an easy running stitch that allows you to move quickly through a project. In Japanese tradition, Sashiko is used not only as a decorative stitch but also to perform Boro, the act of mending and patching. Join us for this fun workshop and bring a pair of jeans, shirt or sweater that needs repair! Register at sjquiltmusuem.org/events

Educators, we are excited to see more of your students walk through our museum doors– one of a kind exhibitions and ha...
01/12/2019

Educators, we are excited to see more of your students walk through our museum doors– one of a kind exhibitions and hands on activities await! Book a school tour at sjquiltmuseum.org/tours #schooltours #santaclaracountyteachers #sfbayarea #siliconvalley #artactivities #bayareaeducators #museumtrips #sofadistrict #docenttours @ San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles

Book a tour at the San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles. We offer docent-guided tours of our museum exhibitions for K-12...
01/11/2019

Book a tour at the San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles. We offer docent-guided tours of our museum exhibitions for K-12 and adult groups. Visit our website to schedule your tour today.

https://www.sjquiltmuseum.org/tours

01/09/2019

The Chroma Chronicles is a participatory project by our Artist in Residence, Lisa Solomon (@lisasolomon). Through this project, Lisa will be collecting stories and memories that relate to color. It can be anything from a very significant, formative memory, to something simple where the color is prominent in your mind. Quilts will be made from these stories and colors. Visit SJMQT and share your story! You can also visit the blog, thechromachronicles.tumblr.com and see Lisa document the process. #sjmqt #artistinresidence #thechromachronicles #quiltstories #tw

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