Welcome to the Virginia Quilt Museum

Nestled in the picturesque Shenandoah Valley, the Museum is the perfect blend of art, heritage, and the social culture of Virginia.  Dedicated to preserving, celebrating, and nurturing Virginia's quilting heritage, the Museum, established in 1995, features a permanent collection of nearly 300 quilts, a Civil War Gallery, antique and toy sewing machines, and rotating exhibits from across the United States.  


The Museum Shop is a unique experience all its own where a variety of artwork by Shenandoah Valley and other Virginia artists may be found.  The Museum Shop also has a wide array of special gifts for quilters and non-quilters alike. Visiting the Museum Shop is free and a delightful place to shop for gifts for any occassion.


Individuals, families, and groups are welcome to explore the Museum’s exhibits on
self-guided tours and encouraged to spend as long as they wish discovering the beauty, history, and heritage of Virginia’s quilts. 


Special guided group tours can be arranged for adults and children. Prescheduled groups of 10 or more qualify for a discounted admission rate. Hands-on projects are also available for school and adult tours.

"Art Deco Marigolds" by Fred Calland

Currently on exhibit at the Virginia Quilt Museum through December 20, 2014:


"Here, There...Design is Everywhere" -

Selected quilts by Anne Oliver

Curated by Paula Golden


"Not Another Like It On The Block: Fred Calland Designs"

Curated by Hazel Carter

"Men Who Quilt"

A juried exhibit of some of Virginia's male quilters


"President's Quilts of the Virginia Consortium of Quilters"

Celebrating VCQ's 30th anniversary


Upcoming Exhibits

"Jinny Beyer: Simple Stitches, Exquisite Quilts"

Curated by Bunnie Jordan


"Curator's Choice: Treasures from the Vault"


"Tales from a Mayan Huipil: Art Quilts inspired by Guatemalan Weavings"

From the Textile Artists of Virginia (TAVA)

Curated by Paula Golden






General Admission - $7


Students (age 5 – Up) -$5


Children under 5 - Free


Guided tours available, if scheduled at least two weeks in advance.


Discounts available for prescheduled groups of 10 or more adults.




  • Sunday and Monday
  • During Exhibit Changes:
    •   December 21 - February 2, 2015
  •  Thursday, November 27, 2015 (Thanksgiving Day)
  •  Friday, November 28, 2015
  • During inclement weather, the museum follows the closing policy of the Rockingham County School System



We are located in the historic Warren-Sipe House at:


301 South Main Street

Harrisonburg, Virginia 22801


The Virginia Quilt Museum is conveniently located near other Shenandoah Valley and Harrisonburg area attractions such as James Madison University, Eastern Mennonite University, Massanutten Resort, Grand Caverns, and Skyline Drive.



Click here for directions from your location to the Virginia Quilt Museum


Museum Hours

Tuesday - Saturday

10:00 - 4:00

Virginia Quilt Museum
301 South Main Street
Harrisonburg, VA 22801
Phone: 540-433-3818


Holiday Hours

December 20th is the last day of these exhibits. We will be closed for the season from December 21st to February 2nd, reopening on the 3rd. Be sure to come see us before the end of December!

Every Donation

Makes A Difference

Little Quilts, Big Talents 2014

Silent Auction to benefit the Virginia Quilt Museum

Bidding for the In-House & Online Only  Silent Auctions ends on 

November 29, 2014

Online Only Silent Auction

In-House Silent Auction

2014 Raffle Quilts

Wheels On Fire,” a commemorative Harley-Davidson quilt - Congratulations, Jo Ann Emmons!

Shenandoah Spring,” a delightful impression of spring in the Valley. Drawing: December 13, 2014

Click here for more information and to buy your tickets.