The Virginia Quilt Museum is pleased to announce the opening of our
second installment of the “Designs and Dimensions” exhibits.
HEXED will showcase amazing quilts made from hexagons. Physically the strongest and most
efficient geometric shape, hexagons are preferred by national award-winning quilt maker Cheryl See of Ashburn, Va. Her exquisite contemporary quilt "Star Struck" is made with more than 12,000 tiny hexagons specifically cut to show off features in the printed fabrics she used. Cheryl creates her large quilts by hand.
This wonderfully inspiring exhibit encompasses a timespan of almost 300 years of quilters and their love of hexagons. Visitors are sure to enjoy the delicate elegance of the Victorian Era’s silk hexagons in contrast with the softness of the 1930s “grandmother’s flower gardens” and then compare them to the more contemporary pictorial quilts, such as “Into the Twister” by Jackie O’Brien. Viewers will see the same techniques in historic antique hexagon or "mosaic" quilts never before exhibited.
VINTAGE REVISITED, rarely seen in its entirety, this phenomenal exhibit features
117 small challenge quilts. Because a woman's work is never done, many quilting projects have been
left in various stages of completion. Over a two-year period, 19 talented and brave quilters (9 from Virginia) were challenged to make new quilts from old unfinished blocks. Each quilter added, cut up, embellished, improved or recreated a finished quilt measuring 24" x 24" with at least one old block. Art quilters, traditionalists, historians and newcomers participated in this quilting journey to add new dimensions to old designs.
Makes A Difference
Tuesday - Saturday
10:00 - 4:00
Closed for Exhibition Change
August 25 - September 2, 2013
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.
February 1 - May 11:
Volunteer Meeting at 1:00
May 21-August 24:
Exhibits, Hexed, and Vintage Revisited
Civil War Tea at 3:00
September 3 to December 15:
Holiday Tea at 3:00