This year's silent auction, Little Quilts, Big Talents, invites quilters from across the nation to make a small quilt, fiber art, or fabric related item to be auctioned off to benefit the Museum. All proceeds from this event support the Virginia Quilt Museum, a 501(c)3 nonprofit. We hope you will bid on or donate an item to help us continue our mission of celebrating Virginia's quilting heritage. Please help us spread the word about the auction by telling all your friends and family. You can even share us on Facebook and tweet us on Twitter. Thank you for your support!
The Virginia Quilt Museum is proud to host the first of our 20th Anniversary events on Sunday, February 22, 2015. We are delighted to open our exhibit season with such vibrant and inspiring exhibits as "Jinny Beyer's Simple Stitches, Exquisite Quilts" and "Tales of a Mayan Huipil: Art Quilts Inspired by Guatamalan Weavings".
The lower level of the museum is transformed to an English tea room several times each year. Fundraisers for the museum, these are special events with delicious savories and sweets, pleasant company, and a brief program.
Tickets go on sale for our beautiful Civil War sampler quilt "Civil War Tribute" on February 3, 2015. This year we thank the Cabin Branch Quilters for their donation of time, talent, and fabrics to create such stunning quilt. "Civil War Tribute" was originally made in 2010 and raffled off to benefit the ARC of Prince William. This beautiful sampler is king size (98" x 100") and is machine pieced and long arm quilted.
Special guided group tours can be arranged for adults and children. Prescheduled groups of 10 or more qualify for a discounted admission rate. To schedule your group’s visit, please complete a Group Tour Request Form and submit it to the Museum at least three (3) weeks before you would like to visit. Once your tour date has been approved and scheduled, you will receive a confirmation letter. Please contact Meegan Carr, Executive Director, with any questions.
Several times annually, the museum sponsors presentations by well known quilters and quilt historians on quilts through history, dating of quilts, conservation and care, and specific quilters from the past.
Classes are periodically held at VQM for adults wanting to learn new techniques, for children at all levels of sewing skills, and for groups such as Girl Scouts.
Tuesday - Saturday
10:00 - 4:00
Virginia Quilt Museum
301 South Main Street
Harrisonburg, VA 22801
$20 For 20 Years
Exhibitis Opening February 3rd
Jinny Beyer's Simple Stitches, Exquisite Quilts
Treasures of the Vault: The Stornetta Legacy
Tales of the Mayan Huipil: Art Quilts Inspired by Guatamalan Weavings
Sunday, March 1st
Special Program presented by Jinny Beyer - Reserve Your Seat
Meet The Artists Reception - RSVP
For more information on upcoming events at the Virginia Quilt Museum, please click here.
2015 Raffle Quilt
“Civil War Tribute,” made by the Cabin Branch Quilters
Pattern by Homestead Hearth
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