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. 

Every Donation

Makes A Difference

Museum Hours

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.