Partner Organizations
Partner Organizations

Calling All Men Who Quilt

The museum is looking for little quilt donations (any size is really OK) created by men for our  first online auction.   The auction will run May 19 - 30 at, a professional online auction company.  Your quilt needs to be at the museum no later than May 9, 2015, but the sooner the better!   That gives you almost two months to be creative and finish your project. If you are in a bind for time, you can send something you made previously.  Or if you have a longarm and do machine quilting for others, consider a gift certificate for your services to be auctioned!


Thank you for your help. We look forward to seeing a large group of donations by men who quilt.  We hope you have some time to help out the museum and give yourself some additional exposure as well as all men who quilt!

 Meet the Artist Reception

The exhibit A Virginia Tribute to "Dear Jane" opens at our museum May 5th.  A pre-opening event and reception will be held on Saturday, May 2nd at 1:30 pm at the VQM and will feature Doreen Jonson who will present "A Tribute to Jane Stickle" program just for us.  Make your reservation for this special event by calling or emailing

Civil War Quilts

 A Virginia Quilt Museum "first"! A two-day quilt study seminar will be held July 24-25 to explore CIVIL WAR QUILTS: WHAT THE WOMEN LEFT BEHIND. Curator Gloria Comstock promises an educational and fun agenda covering quilts made during the third quarter of the 19th century in the Shenandoah Valley. Featured will be nationally-known speaker Lynn Bassett of Massachusetts, multiple museum tours, quilt turnings, and a very special celebration event. A great way to end the commemoration of Civil War activities you won’t want to miss. Watch the website for upcoming hotel information, agenda, and reservation details.

Silent Auction

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!


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Quilt Raffle

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. 


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Group Tours

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 email for more information.

Adult Group Request Form
Group Tour Policy - Adults.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [395.7 KB]
School Group Request Form
School Tour Policy.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [407.3 KB]

2015 Raffle Quilt

Civil War Tribute,” made by the Cabin Branch Quilters

Pattern by Homestead Hearth

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Virginia Quilt Museum
301 South Main Street
Harrisonburg, VA 22801

Phone: 540-433-3818


Museum Hours

Tuesday - Saturday

10:00 - 4:00

April 7

Exhibit Opens: Celebrate the Day


May 2                          

Reception for A Virginia Tribute to "Dear Jane"

Curator Doreen Johnson presents A Tribute to Jane Stickle


May 5 – July 4                Exhibits Open: 

-A Virginia Tribute to "Dear Jane" 

-Celebrate the Day

-Civil War Era Quilts



May 19-May 31      

Our Internet Auction: 


July 14-Oct. 4     

Exhibit Opens: New Quilts From an Old Favorite: Carolina Lily

Botanicals of the Valley 

20 Quilts for 20 Years       


July 24-25                 


Keynote Speaker:  Lynne Z. Bassett 

Homecoming of Botanical Album quilt


August  8

Stash Blast 10-2 P.M. at VQM                      


September 4                  First Friday 5-8 P.M.


October 2                      First Friday 5-8 P.M.


October 20-Nov 1     

Internet Auction:


October 13-Dec 19    

Exhibit Opening: Caryl Bryer Fallert 30 Quilts for 30 Years

100 Years of Quilts: the Unger Family

Quilts by Charlottesville Area Quilt Guilds


October 24                    Anniversary Celebration-Caryl Bryer Fallert


November 6                    First Friday 5-8 P.M.

December 5                   

Annual Meeting at VQM 10:30A.M. 


December 12                 

Holiday Tea program: Gloria Comstock


December 19                 

Museum closes



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