Civil War Gallery
The Women Who Stayed Behind
The wives, mothers, sisters, and daughters of this era watched their men leave to fight while they stayed home to serve with their needlework. This gallery features quilts made by these women who stayed behind and tell the stories of their bravery. Featuring quilts of the era, photographs, and other memorabilia, this gallery features the work of several area women who did their part for the Confederacy’s cause.
Take a Tour
The photo gallery below contains images from our
Civil War Gallery collection.
Antique and Toy Sewing Machines Collection
Both real and toy sewing machines are featured in this collection, including original models from Wilcox and Gibbs, Singer, and Howe.
Makes A Difference
Tuesday - Saturday
10:00 - 4:00
Virginia Quilt Museum
301 South Main Street
Harrisonburg, VA 22801
Phone: 540 433-3818
Calendar of Events
Our exhibits change regularly. Have a look at our current exhibits.
September 3 to December 15:
Membership Drive & Trunk Show:
Meet Jenny Doan of Missouri Star Quilt Company
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Attendees must either join or be a current member of the Virginia Quilt Museum or the Shenandoah Valley Quilters Guild
Workshop Fundraiser: Quilting Quickly with Jenny Doan
2:00 - 5:00 PM
Click Here to register for the workshop fundraiser. (Reservations & Prepayment Required)
Holiday Tea at 3:00