Sponsorship Opportunities Available for Future Exhibits
Can you help us continue to provide quality quilt and fiber art exhibits and programs?
Please contact Executive Director, Meg Carr, if you or your business would be able to assist the Museum in its mission of celebrating and nurturing Virginia's quilting heritage. Thank you for your support.
May 21 - August 24, 2013
HEXED will present 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. Also viewers will see the same technique in historic antique hexagon or "mosaic" quilts never before exhibited.
Also on exhibit will be, VINTAGE REVISITED, featuring 117 small block 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 women (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.
September 3 - December 14, 2012
Highlighting the 2013 Fall season will be a dazzling exhibit of STAR QUILTS. Inspired by quilts of the 19th century, 25 new quilts were created using new dimensions for old designs. Many museums, historical societies and private collectors gave permission for their quilts to be reproduced by members of the international American Quilt Study Group for this display. Along side the AQSG's exhibit will be star quilts from the Museum's permanent collection. Come enjoy "stargazing" at the Virginia Quilt Museum.
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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