The permanent collection of the San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles contains over 1500 textiles and includes historic quilts, contemporary art quilts and textile-based art forms, as well as garments and textiles from world cultures. Here are some highlights from their collection.
A highlight of the Museum’s holdings is The Marbaum Collection, consisting of 87 art quilts collected by Marvin Fletcher and his late wife Hilary. The Collection represents a forty-year history of art quilts with works from eighty artists. The breadth and depth of the Marbaum Collection illustrate the innovation in design and techniques these artists incorporated in their work and will be a valuable resource for future artists and scholars to study.