September 5 - December 16

"Heritage Redefined"
Curated by Susan Emory

Improvisational piecing, alternate gridwork, foundation piecing, use of negative space and applique.

Quilting has a rich heritage in Virginia - over the years Virginia quilters have made whole cloth, medallion, Amish quilts, and art quilts.  Broderie Perse and crazy quilting have been popular in the mid-Atlantic region, and recently, modern quilting has seen an upsurge.  Among the numerous forms of modern quilting, look for alternate grid work, applique, foundation piecing, improvisational quilting, and modern traditionalism - the updating of classic quilt designs.  This juried exhibit showcases a compilation of modern quilts from across Virginia.

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"13 Perspectives"
Curated by Trudi Van Dyke

The 13 members of New Image Artists exhibit new work created for the Virginia Quilt Museum.  These juried contemporary fiber artists are nationally and internationally exhibited and collected.  Curator Trudi Van Dyke seeks to engage and educate visitors with the depth and breadth of modern quilting.  Mastery of traditional as well as innovative techniques and materials provide a rich tapestry of visual excitement and stretch the definition of quilting.

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"From Ma-Ma's Garden to the Wheel of Fortune"
Curated by Pat Sloan

Pat Sloan is a quilt designer, book author, radio/podcast show host, quilting teacher, and fabric designer. This exhibit gives viewers a look at Pat's published work done in her signature pieced and applique style and offers a behind-the-scenes peek at the quilts she makes for fun in her improvisational style.

"Treasures from the Vault:  Quilts from the VQM Collection, Elegant Stitches"
Curated by Gloria Comstock, VQM Curator and Registrar

The quilts included in this exhibit are from the 18th and 19th Centuries.  The elegant stitching has all been done by the hands of Virginia quiltmakers of both urban and rural areas and features diverse quilting designs.  Hand quilting has always been prized as a talent, with ten stitches or more per inch considered museum quality.  This exhibit will be a photographer's delight; prize-winning images are here for the taking!