San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles

The permanent collection of the San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles contains over 1000 textiles and includes historic quilts, contemporary art quilts and textile-based art forms, as well as garments and textiles from world cultures. Curators frequently draw on the diverse collection for museum exhibitions. Currently the collection is not open to the public.

This searchable database was made possible thanks to funds generously provided by California State Questers and the Califia Chapter.


Latest Additions

Harriet Powers Story Quilt (reproduction)
by Harriet Powers

1898 - 1994
86.5" h x 84.0" w
Cotton
Machine pieced, hand appliqued, hand quilted
Historical (Pre-1950)
Quilt/Top/Coverlet/Bed Cover

Gift of Jackie Greenfield
SJMQT Collection 2015.487

Tulip Applique Quilt
by Miss Eastman

1853
80.5" h x 81.3" w
Cotton
Hand appliqued, Hand quilted
Historical (Pre-1950)
Quilt/Top/Coverlet/Bed Cover

Gift of Susan Walz
SJMQT Collection 2015.481

Baskets Quilt
by Unknown

1940 - 1950
83.5" h x 70.0" w
Cotton
Machine pieced, hand appliqued, hand quilted
Historical (Pre-1950)
Quilt/Top/Coverlet/Bed Cover

Gift of Myrna Frankel
SJMQT Collection 2015.479


Log Cabin (Barn Raising Variation)
by Unknown

1880 - 1900
63.0" h x 61.0" w
Wool, silk
Hand pieced, tied
Historical (Pre-1950)
Quilt/Top/Coverlet/Bed Cover

Gift of Penny Nii
SJMQT Collection 2015.478

Hexagon Quilt
by Unknown

1860 - 1880
78.0" h x 70.0" w
Cotton
Hand pieced, hand quilted
Historical (Pre-1950)
Quilt/Top/Coverlet/Bed Cover

Gift of John Stone
SJMQT Collection 2015.477

Tibet Quilt
by Suzan Friedland

1996
48.0" h x 48.0" w
Linen, beads
Hand painted, machine quilted
Contemporary
Quilt/Top/Coverlet/Bed Cover

Gift of Penny Nii
SJMQT Collection 2015.475.001