Collecting Treasures: Celebrating 35 Years

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November 14, 2012
February 3, 2013

The San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles—the first in the United States to focus exclusively on quilts and textiles—commemorates its thirty-five year anniversary with a large survey exhibition, Collecting Treasures: Celebrating 35 Years. Drawn exclusively from our permanent collection, it showcases important early and historic quilts, recent acquisitions of contemporary fiber art, as well as ethnic costume and textiles. The exhibit is loosely organized around themes and styles, including:

  • Some of the oldest quilts in the collection, dating from the 1880s through 1930s
  • Crazy quilts, silk quilts, and pieced stars
  • Politically charged and contemporary textiles
  • A survey of rich textile production and traditions from around the world, including: Bedouin, Chinese (Hmong), Guatemalan, Indonesian, Japanese, Kuna Indian, Nigerian,Palestinian, Panamanian, Romanian, San Blas Islands, and Yemenis.