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, and the Quilter's Guild of Dallas, Inc. Special thanks to James Dewrance Photography.


Latest Additions

Pinwheel
by Geraldine Nash

1990
79.0" h x 67.0" w
Cotton, African fabric
Machine pieced, hand quilted
Contemporary
Quilt/Top/Coverlet/Bed Cover

Gift of Bruce Berman & Lea Russo
SJMQT Collection 2016.500.031

Diner Quilt
by Unknown

1980
86.0" h x 86.0" w
Cotton
Machine pieced, hand quilted
Contemporary
Quilt/Top/Coverlet/Bed Cover

Gift of Bruce Berman & Lea Russo
SJMQT Collection 2016.500.030

Nine Patch with Daisies
by Unknown

1950
83.0" h x 83.0" w
Wool suiting, cotton flannel backing
Machine pieced, hand embroidered
Contemporary
Quilt/Top/Coverlet/Bed Cover

Gift of Bruce Berman & Lea Russo
SJMQT Collection 2016.500.029


Square in a Square Centered in Courthouse Steps
by Unknown

1965
86.5" h x 71.0" w
Wool
Machine pieced, hand embroidered, tied
Contemporary
Quilt/Top/Coverlet/Bed Cover

Gift of Bruce Berman & Lea Russo
SJMQT Collection 2016.500.028

Continuous Nine Patch
by Unknown

1940
81.5" h x 70.0" w
Wool, cotton flannel backing
Machine pieced, hand embroidered, tied
Historical (Pre-1950)
Quilt/Top/Coverlet/Bed Cover

Gift of Bruce Berman & Lea Russo
SJMQT Collection 2016.500.027

Diamond in a Square or Boston Common
by Unknown

1940
88.5" h x 84.5" w
Cotton
Hand pieced, hand quilted
Historical (Pre-1950)
Quilt/Top/Coverlet/Bed Cover

Gift of Bruce Berman & Lea Russo
SJMQT Collection 2016.500.026