Upcoming Special Events!

As the Shenandoah Valley is showing its autumn colors, the Virginia Quilt Museum is busily preparing for several events. On Saturday, October 25th we have two terrific events going on. Hosted by Wayne Harrison of Harrisonburg, Virginia and sponsored by The Darrin-McHone Charitable Foundation, James McHone Jewelry, Cathy Eckbreth, Stella Rubin Antique Quilts & Decorative Arts, Virginia Consortium of Quilters, Patchwork Plus, and the VQM Board of Directors, the Museum proudly presents Jonathan Gregory, Assistant Curator of Exhibitions at the International Quilt Study Center & Museum in Lincoln, Nebraska. Gregory will be giving a lecture entitled “A Disposition to be Inventive” in conjunction with the Virginia Quilt Museum’s “Men Who Quilt” exhibit.


The Museum exists to celebrate Virginia’s quilters and what better way to do this than to host such talented artists and knowledgeable presenters. We hope you will support the Virginia Quilt Museum by attending “A Disposition to be Inventive” with Jonathan Gregory. After the lecture you will have the opportunity to meet Mr. Gregory and enjoy some light refreshments. The lecture begins at 1:30 PM on Saturday, October 25th and tickets must be purchased in advance due to space limitations. The lecture will take place at First Presbyterian Church in Showker Hall. Tickets are $30 each for non-VQM Members and $25 each for current VQM Members.


Following the Jonathan Gregory lecture the party begins anew at the Virginia Quilt Museum at 3:30 PM, the Museum and Wayne Harrison will be hosting a special “Meet the Artists” Reception for our current exhibits. This event is for VQM Members and attendees of Jonathan Gregory’s lecture. If you would like the opportunity to enjoy the Museum after hours, meet some amazing artists, and enjoy phenomenal hors d’oeuvres we encourage you to become a member today or purchase your ticket to Jonathan Gregory’s lecture.


Halloween is quickly approaching… for those who enjoy the things that go bump in the night; we hope you’ll join us for “Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark”. This is a special black light tour that will take place at 6:46 PM on Saturday, November 1st.   Curator Gloria Comstock will lead you on an adventure where quilts in the dark tell a different story. The belle of the Warren-Sipe House, Virginia Magruder Warren (aka Meg Carr, Executive Director), will also be on hand in the Confederate Boy Major’s room. Who knows, maybe Joseph Latimer will speak for himself that night. VQM Members may purchase their tickets for this event for $5 each. The general admission ticket price for this special tour is $10 each.


Click below to purchase your tickets today! For more information on any of these events, please call the Museum at (540) 433-3818 or contact us via email.

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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
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • 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


Every Donation

Makes A Difference

Little Quilts, Big Talents 2014

Silent Auction to benefit the Virginia Quilt Museum

Bidding for the In-House Silent Auction items ends on November 29, 2014

Next Online Only Silent Auction

November 10 – 29, 2014

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.