Visions Art Museum: Contemporary Quilts + Textiles is a program of Quilt San Diego, a non-profit arts organization founded in 1985 to promote contemporary quilt making as fine art. Until 2007 when volunteers organized a community build and created our permanent location at NTC at Liberty Station in San Diego, California, the organization's only mission was to present the prestigious, international, juried biennial, Quilt Visions, hosted at other museums in the San Diego area.
Quilt San Diego is now two major programs: the Quilt Visions biennial exhibitions and Visions Art Museum: Contemporary Quilts + Textiles. The 2012 biennial was the 12th international, juried, contemporary quilt exhibition in the organization's history. Since 2007 there have been 26 major exhibitions at the Visions Art Museum (originally the Visions Art Quilt Gallery) and many ancillary exhibitions.
The San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles is thenexus for fiber artists, art lovers, collectors, quilters, and crafters who share a passion for fiber art and a deep commitment to its preservation and evolution. The Museum is known for its warm welcoming atmosphere where powerful compelling exhibitions explore the stories and artistry of traditional and new fiber art and artists.