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.

A reminder that this Sunday, February 23rd is our 25 Million Stitches (@25millionstitches) Sewing Circle; from 12-2:30pm...
02/19/2020

A reminder that this Sunday, February 23rd is our 25 Million Stitches (@25millionstitches) Sewing Circle; from 12-2:30pm!
Join artist Jennifer Sohn to participate in 25 Million Stitches: One Stitch for Each Refugee, a community-wide art project that is raising awareness of the more than 25 million refugees living world-wide. We are asking volunteers to contribute a single hand stitch on a long muslin panel, with each stitch representing one refugee. The completed panels will come together in a grand tapestry to be exhibited at the Verge Center for the Arts in Sacramento, California from June to August of 2020. Stitching the panels is a uniquely meaningful way to express individual creativity to make a collective impact. More information on 25 Million Stitches here: https://www.25millionstitches.com/
The event is free. All ages and skill levels welcome. #sjmqt #downtownsanjose #25millionstitches @ San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles

#Repost @artwalksj・・・First Friday @ArtWalkSJ February 7th 7pm at@SJMQT / San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles520 S. 1st ...
02/05/2020

#Repost @artwalksj
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First Friday @ArtWalkSJ February 7th 7pm at
@SJMQT / San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles
520 S. 1st St.

Inside Out: Seeing Through Clothing

Clothing acts as both a boundary and bridge between the body and the world. At once utilitarian and deeply expressive, clothing offers protection from external conditions while extending our inner selves—our identities, desires and beliefs—to the surface of our bodies and beyond. This dynamic relationship between inside and outside will be explored in Inside Out: Seeing Through Clothing, featuring the work of 11 artists who investigate the boundary that clothing creates between the self and world. Working in the fields of sculpture, photography, installation and textile art, these artists consider themes of transparency, openness, interiority and visibility to create objects that invite us in while reaching out. Their works reimagine clothing as a radical and poetic form, capable of revealing hidden—and often uncomfortable—truths while dissolving boundaries between interior and exterior worlds.

Artists include Reiko Fujii, Claudia Casarino, Charlotte Kruk, Robin Lasser & Adrienne Pao, Victoria May, Kate Mitchell, Laura Raboff, Beverly Rayner, Rose Sellery, and Jean Shin.
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#firstfriday #artwalk #sofadistrict #dtsj #textiles

Quilt ID Day is on Saturday, March 21, 2020, 11am-3pm at SJMQT. Learn more about your quilt’s history! Staff and trained...
02/04/2020

Quilt ID Day is on Saturday, March 21, 2020, 11am-3pm 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.

Separate appointments are required for each quilt.
Limit of 3 quilts per person.

ADVANCED REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.

Reserve your spot now at
https://bit.ly/2tso5s0
#sjmqt #quilt #quiltid #quilthistory

Learn how to make a folded textiles card holder or wallet with no sewing involved!  Our Artist in Resident, Mung Lar Lam...
02/04/2020

Learn how to make a folded textiles card holder or wallet with no sewing involved! Our Artist in Resident, Mung Lar Lam, will lead this ironing workshop in the Maker Space on Saturday, March 14, 2020, 11:30 am - 2pm. All materials will be provided but if you wish for a more personal touch, you may bring your own combination of fabrics or materials (no smaller than 15”x15”). Reusing and up-cycling old garments and linens can be personal as well as environmentally responsible. You will need two fabrics per design. Sign up now and leave with a unique item that you will treasure and carry close to you. Great for anyone over the age of 12.

$15.00 - Members
$25.00 - Non-members

Register now at https://bit.ly/2Urran9

It’s all in the details.See this piece and more in Shirley Cunningham and Marianne Lettieri’s (@mariannelettieri) exhibi...
01/29/2020

It’s all in the details.
See this piece and more in Shirley Cunningham and Marianne Lettieri’s (@mariannelettieri) exhibition Never Ending Thread, on view until April 12. #sjmqt #fiberart #artwalksj

Reiko Fujii (@glasskimono), My Daughter’s Glass Kimono, 2009Reiko Fujii created a glass kimono that represents the dual ...
01/29/2020

Reiko Fujii (@glasskimono), My Daughter’s Glass Kimono, 2009
Reiko Fujii created a glass kimono that represents the dual ancestry of her daughter, Melissa. This work combines images of the artist’s relatives from Japan, as well as the familial images of her husband, whose family emigrated from Czechoslovakia. According to the artist, the continuity of the past, present and future is symbolized in this work, which includes images of her daughter’s Japanese and Czechoslovakian ancestors. See this piece, its companion piece Glass Ancestral Kimono III, and more in the exhibition Inside Out: Seeing Through Clothing at @SJMQT, on view until April 12. #sjmqt #fiberart #artwalksj

01/22/2020

You know you want one of these groundhog pop-ups!👀 Come to @SJMQT’s Free Winter Community Day: #SeeArtMakeArt on Saturday, February 1, 11am-3pm and bring your family for fun crafts and new art exhibitions! #sjmqt #downtownsanjose

In this piece titled Accretion, artist Beverly Rayner considers the relentless accumulation of THINGS over time in the e...
01/14/2020

In this piece titled Accretion, artist Beverly Rayner considers the relentless accumulation of THINGS over time in the exaggerated form of an ordinary object, a housecoat. The work is covered with the residual ephemera carefully saved by one woman, her mother, and her grandmother. Hundreds of greeting cards cover the bulk of this piece, accented with bills, receipts, notes, documents, and other assorted ephemera.

Accretion illustrates the burden of psychological entanglements with THINGS. After decades of amassing stuff, our accumulations can take on life of their own, merging into an occupying force.

See Accretion and more this Sunday, January 19 at the Opening Reception if Inside Out: Seeing Through Clothing. Members Reception, 3-4pm; Public Reception 4-6pm. #sjmqt #fiberart #artwalksj #downtownsanjose @ San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles

THIS SUNDAY: The opening of the Inside Out: Seeing Through Clothing @ San Jose Museum of Quilts & TextilesClothing acts ...
01/14/2020

THIS SUNDAY: The opening of the Inside Out: Seeing Through Clothing @ San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles

Clothing acts as both a boundary and bridge between the body and the world. At once utilitarian and deeply expressive, clothing offers protection from external conditions while extending our inner selves—our identities, desires and beliefs—to the surface of our bodies and beyond. This dynamic relationship between inside and outside will be explored in Inside Out: Seeing Through Clothing, featuring the work of 11 artists who investigate the boundary that clothing creates between the self and world. Working in the fields of sculpture, photography, installation and textile art, these artists consider themes of transparency, openness, interiority and visibility to create objects that invite us in while reaching out. Their works reimagine clothing as a radical and poetic form, capable of revealing hidden—and often uncomfortable—truths while dissolving boundaries between interior and exterior worlds.

Artists include Reiko Fujii, Claudia Casarino, Charlotte Kruk, Robin Lasser & Adrienne Pao, Victoria May, Kate Mitchell, Laura Raboff, Beverly Rayner, Rose Sellery, and Jean Shin.

See these works and more at the Opening Reception, Sunday January 19, San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles.
3-4pm Members Reception
4-6pm Public Reception

You are invited to visit an imaginary space of timeless reverie. With poetic imagery and an excess of extravagant handwo...
01/07/2020

You are invited to visit an imaginary space of timeless reverie. With poetic imagery and an excess of extravagant handwork, artists Shirley Cunningham and Marianne Lettieri present Never Ending Thread at SJMQT, from January 19 — April 12. Working with repurposed materials, needle, thread, light and shadow, their individual art installations celebrate the creative drive behind human optimism and perseverance.

#fiberart #sjmqt #artwalksj

“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

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Thank you so much for sharing your Irish Triple Chain Quilt with us here in Muscat, Oman for our Exhibition. This quilt is in red, green and white which are the colors of the Omani flag. The Muscat Quilt Guild is indebted to the US Embassy, Muscat for securing this quilt for us. Thank you so much.
First Friday at the San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles finds my Vets/Write peeps and yours truly reading our poetry as visitors stroll the museum. Should be an interesting event for those of you downtown for the cultural phenomenon of First Friday. If you are in the area drop by and say hello. I’ve fifty minutes of material to mark the evening. I begin at 7:50.
How cool is this
fun at First Friday! dancing with fabric, thanks to resident artists RoCoCo!
Good morning, on the occasion of the Grand Opening of our seventh USA "PanIQ Escape Room", right in San José, we are pleased to offer 20% discount on our games to San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles' members and friends. Moreover, anyone playing will partecipate to a drawing of a Spring Break stay in Fort Lauderdale (23-30 March 2018). Just use the promotional code DISC_S and, please, share this offer. Thanks!
Sharing from another's post: "ATTENTION FELLOW QUILTERS: There are quilters in Santa Rosa who have lost their stash of fabric in the fires. A request has come to my attention for quilters to send a fat quarter to the Santa Rosa Quilt Guild to help those members replenish their stash. We all know how important it is to have something to sew when times are difficult. If you would like to send a fat quarter, Mr. Jim, President of their guild, asked that you send fabric to: the Santa Rosa Quilt Guild, PO BOX 9251, Santa Rosa, CA 95405. Your donation would be greatly appreciated." Please share.
The Tapestry Weavers of Vancouver Island, TAPIS, are having a show at The Old School House Gallery, TOSH, in Qualicum Beach, Vancouver Island, BC on Sept. 5 - 30. We will have many tapestries from the individual artists own bodies of work. There are some of the "H" words from an American Tapestry Alliance educational article project. The tapestries woven by our group for the ATA Small Format show, Tapestry Unlimited, 2016 will be in our show as well. Come see our show.