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.


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Star of Bethlehem Quilt
by Lucinda Martin

1890 - 1900
74.0" x 74.0"
Cotton
Hand pieced, hand quilted
Historical (Pre-1950)
Quilt/Top/Coverlet/Bed Cover

Gift of Rosemary Eichorn
SJMQT Collection 2013.468.002

Rose of Sharon Quilt
by Catherine Estelle Siegler Phillips

1910 - 1920
87.0" x 70.0"
Cotton
Hand appliqued, hand quilted
Historical (Pre-1950)
Quilt/Top/Coverlet/Bed Cover

Gift of Rosemary Eichorn
SJMQT Collection 2013.468.001

Log Cabin Quilt (Courthouse Steps variation)
by Unknown

1900 - 1910
84.0" x 82.0"
Cotton
Hand pieced
Historical (Pre-1950)
Quilt/Top/Coverlet/Bed Cover

Gift of P & B Fabrics
SJMQT Collection 2012.462.026


Log Cabin Quilt (Sunshine and Shadow variation)
by Unknown

1880 - 1900
78.0" x 74.0"
Wool
Hand pieced, hand quilted
Historical (Pre-1950)
Quilt/Top/Coverlet/Bed Cover

Gift of P & B Fabrics
SJMQT Collection 2012.462.025

Jessi's Basket
by Sue Nickels

2001
30.0" x 29.0"
Cotton
Machine appliqued, machine quilted
Contemporary
Quilt/Top/Coverlet/Bed Cover

Gift of P & B Fabrics
SJMQT Collection 2012.462.024

Night Garden
by Susan Else

1997
46.0" x 46.0"
Cotton
Machine pieced, machine quilted
Contemporary
Quilt/Top/Coverlet/Bed Cover

Gift of P & B Fabrics
SJMQT Collection 2012.462.023


Color Parade Block
by Unknown

1990 - 2000
68.5" x 68.5"
Cotton
Machine pieced, machine quilted
Contemporary
Quilt/Top/Coverlet/Bed Cover

Gift of P & B Fabrics
SJMQT Collection 2012.462.022

Stars
by Gerry Kimmel-Carr

1990
68.0" x 61.0"
Cotton
Machine pieced, hand quilted
Contemporary
Quilt/Top/Coverlet/Bed Cover

Gift of P & B Fabrics
SJMQT Collection 2012.462.021

Nine Patch Diagonal
by Mabeth Oxenreider

1990 - 2000
48.0" x 49.0"
Cotton
Machine pieced, machine quilted
Contemporary
Quilt/Top/Coverlet/Bed Cover

Gift of P & B Fabrics
SJMQT Collection 2012.462.020


Cotton Lane Stars
by Nancy Taylor

1989
85.5" x 78.0"
Cotton
Machine pieced, machine quilted
Contemporary
Quilt/Top/Coverlet/Bed Cover

Gift of P & B Fabrics
SJMQT Collection 2012.462.019

Baltimore Bouquet
by Julee Prose

2006
61.0" x 62.0"
Cotton
Machine pieced, hand appliqued, Machine quilted
Contemporary
Quilt/Top/Coverlet/Bed Cover

Gift of P & B Fabrics
SJMQT Collection 2012.462.018

The Snake Was Invited
by Pia Fish

1998
36.0" x 36.0"
Cotton
Machine appliqued, machine quilted with decorative threadwork
Contemporary
Quilt/Top/Coverlet/Bed Cover

Gift of P & B Fabrics
SJMQT Collection 2012.462.017