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

Strippie Quilt
by Unknown

1900 - 1910
103.0" h x 82.5" w
Cotton
Hand pieced, hand quilted
Historical (Pre-1950)
Quilt/Top/Coverlet/Bed Cover

Gift of Kathleen Calhan
SJMQT Collection 2014.474

Santa Clara County Centennial Quilt
by Rosemary Eichorn

1976
104.5" h x 86.3" w
Cotton, cotton polyester
Various, hand quilted
Contemporary
Quilt/Top/Coverlet/Bed Cover

Gift of Rosemary Eichorn
SJMQT Collection 2014.473

Coverlet
by Mathias Roll

1860 - 1880
90.0" h x 74.0" w
Wool and cotton
Hand woven
Historical (Pre-1950)
Quilt/Top/Coverlet/Bed Cover

Gift of Heidi Swillinger
SJMQT Collection 2014.472


Red and White Star Quilt
by Unknown

1930 - 1940
69.5" h x 67.5" w
Cotton
Hand pieced, hand quilted
Historical (Pre-1950)
Quilt/Top/Coverlet/Bed Cover

Gift of Miyoko Akiyama
SJMQT Collection 2014.471

Whig Rose Quilt (variation)
by Unknown

1840 - 1860
101.5" h x 80.5" w
Cotton
Hand pieced, hand appliqued, hand quilted
Historical (Pre-1950)
Quilt/Top/Coverlet/Bed Cover

Gift of Susan Douglas
SJMQT Collection 2014.470

Crazy Quilted Pillow Cover
by Unknown

1885
12.0" h x 25.0" w
Silk, satin, velvet
Crazy quilt technique to foundation, hand embroidered
Historical (Pre-1950)
Quilt/Top/Coverlet/Bed Cover

Gift of Marie Sparks
SJMQT Collection 201.421.002