Virginia Quilt Museum Board of Directors

Cindy Chavez - President        Jennifer Nelson - Vice President

Elsie Rose - Secretary                       Pat Gravatt - Treasurer

Wilma Gerald

Paula Golden

Jenny Miller 

Ken Reeves

Paula Tehlewitz

Kathy Todd

Trudi VanDyke

Kristen Westfall

Claire Wrenn

Susan Green


Executive director

Susan Farmer joined the Virginia Quilt Museum as Director in 2018.  She has her M.A. in History from Western Kentucky University, with an emphasis on Women's History.  She has worked at several small museums in Kentucky as well as with the National Park Service at different parks throughout the country.  She is excited to be a part of the Virginia Quilt Museum and looks forward to being a part of the community here.  

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Curator and Registrar

Gloria Comstock joined the Virginia Quilt Museum as Curator/Registrar in 2013.

A 2010 graduate of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln M.A. History of Textiles and Quilt Studies program, she has researched the Hortense Horton Beck Education Collection. Her research has included an internship working with the Seminole Ethnographic Textile Collection. In 2006 and 2010 she coordinated the Quilting Natural Florida I and II Exhibitions at the Univ. of Florida Museum of Natural History in Gainsville, FL.

Prior to joining the VQM, Comstock was Asst. Curator at the Florida Museum of Natural History.

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Lisa Sinegra joined the Virginia Quilt Museum as Bookkeeper in 2016.

Lisa has a B.S. in Accounting from Indiana University in Pennsylvania. 

Lisa and her family hail from northern Pennsylvania. Prior to her recent move to the area, Lisa worked for 12 years as the Business Manager for Camp Victory, non-profit children's camp.

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Ruthanne Logue started volunteering at the museum in 2004, after coming with a friend.  In 2016 she became shop manager, and is a vital part of the museum.  She is an avid quilter and long-armer for over 35 years.  When not quilting she enjoys other hobbies like rug hooking, needle punch, and painting.

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Barbara Roadcap became involved with museum by visiting and wanting information on a painted quilt square.  Since then Barbara has served on the board, at Volunteer and Membership Coordinator, the facilities committee, and where ever she is needed. She is a retired Home Economics teacher and currently teaches Non-Profit Studies at James Madison University.  Barbara loves the museum and serving its visitors! 

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