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.


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Boston Commons
by Unknown

1940
84.2" x 68.0"
Cotton
Hand pieced, hand quilted
Historical (Pre-1950)
Quilt/Top/Coverlet/Bed Cover

Gift of Bruce Berman & Lea Russo
SJMQT Collection 2016.500.025

Whole Cloth with Borders
by Unknown

1930 - 1940
88.0" x 82.0"
Cotton
Machine pieced, hand quilted
Historical (Pre-1950)
Quilt/Top/Coverlet/Bed Cover

Gift of Bruce Berman & Lea Russo
SJMQT Collection 2016.500.024

Grandmother’s Flower Garden
by Unknown

1930
70.0" x 48.0"
Wool, cotton backing
Hand pieced, hand quilted
Historical (Pre-1950)
Quilt/Top/Coverlet/Bed Cover

Gift of Bruce Berman & Lea Russo
SJMQT Collection 2016.500.023


Triple Irish Chain (Postage Stamp)
by Unknown

1930
80.5" x 71.0"
Cotton
Hand pieced, hand quilted, hand appliqued
Historical (Pre-1950)
Quilt/Top/Coverlet/Bed Cover

Gift of Bruce Berman & Lea Russo
SJMQT Collection 2016.500.022

Fans
by Unknown

1920
71.2" x 70.2"
Wool, cotton backing
Hand pieced, hand embroidered, tied
Historical (Pre-1950)
Quilt/Top/Coverlet/Bed Cover

Gift of Bruce Berman & Lea Russo
SJMQT Collection 2016.500.021

Fans Tied Comforter
by Unknown

1920
67.0" x 66.0"
Wool, cotton backing
Hand embroidered, tied
Historical (Pre-1950)
Quilt/Top/Coverlet/Bed Cover

Gift of Bruce Berman & Lea Russo
SJMQT Collection 2016.500.020


One Patch
by Unknown

1900
65.0" x 55.0"
Cotton suiting, wool suiting, cotton backing
Machine pieced, hand quilted
Historical (Pre-1950)
Quilt/Top/Coverlet/Bed Cover

Gift of Bruce Berman & Lea Russo
SJMQT Collection 2016.500.019

Nine Patch Checkerboard
by Unknown

1900
83.0" x 83.0"
Wool
Hand pieced, hand quilted
Historical (Pre-1950)
Quilt/Top/Coverlet/Bed Cover

Gift of Bruce Berman & Lea Russo
SJMQT Collection 2016.500.018

Nine Patch
by Unknown

1900
94.0" x 78.7"
Wool
Machine pieced, hand quilted
Historical (Pre-1950)
Quilt/Top/Coverlet/Bed Cover

Gift of Bruce Berman & Lea Russo
SJMQT Collection 2016.500.017


Log Cabin Barn Raising Variation
by Unknown

1900
84.0" x 82.0"
Cotton
Hand pieced, hand quilted
Historical (Pre-1950)
Quilt/Top/Coverlet/Bed Cover

Gift of Bruce Berman & Lea Russo
SJMQT Collection 2016.500.016

Orange Peel with Crazy Pieced Ellipses
by Unknown

1890 - 1930
78.0" x 71.0"
Wool, satin, velvet, cotton, taffeta binding
Foundation pieced, hand pieced, machine pieced, tied
Historical (Pre-1950)
Quilt/Top/Coverlet/Bed Cover

Gift of Bruce Berman & Lea Russo
SJMQT Collection 2016.500.015

Postage Stamp Tied Comforter
by Unknown

1890 - 1996
81.0" x 76.0"
Cotton
Hand pieced, tied
Historical (Pre-1950)
Quilt/Top/Coverlet/Bed Cover

Gift of Bruce Berman & Lea Russo
SJMQT Collection 2016.500.014