English Teas

The lower level of the museum is transformed into an English tea room several times each year. 

Charming and fun, these special events combine good food, pleasant company, and a brief program. 


Space is limited at these events, which are very popular, so early reservations are recommended.   Enjoy our special Mrs. Warren’s tea blend, savories, sweets, and a scone with friends, old and new.  

After your registration is processed, your seat at the English Tea will be confirmed in writing.



Tea With Aunt Pitty - August 23rd at 2:00 pm


Join us on Saturday, August 23rd for a Summer Tea with Aunt Pitty Pat, aka Sue Troyan.  Sue is one of the quilters featured in “Stitching It All Together – the Threads that Unite Us”.


Sue will share her thoughts on “The Delightful Diversity of the Quilter’s Vision”, as well as some quilting experiences and insights and some of her quilts.  Sue has been quilting for nearly 30 years and specializes in teaching technique classes, especially hand applique, to quilters of all experience levels. 


Sue’s interest in antique quilts and American history inspired her to create the character, Aunt Pitty Pat, a lady of a certain age from the 19th century who teaches the needle arts to ladies and gentlemen.  Pitty will be right at home in the Virginia Quilt Museum, located in the Warren-Sipe House, built in 1856, and nestled in the picturesque Shenandoah valley. You will be entertained and inspired by Aunt Pitty Pat as you enjoy her presentation, good food and pleasant company.


Also, this will be your last opportunity to view the exhibit, “Stitching It All Together – The Threads That Unite Us”, featuring quilters of the Tidewater region.  This very popular exhibit features over 80 works by 49 quilt artists from this area.  The roster of artists includes national and regional award winners as well as many talented, yet unknown artists from your guild. You will be dazzled and amazed by the the wide range of styles and themes  illustrating how quilters from diverse backgrounds come together in celebration of this time-honored art form.


Space is limited and reservations are required.  Seats are $25.00 per person. To reserve your seat, please call the Museum at (540) 433-3818 or click the button below to register online.

Holiday Tea - Saturday, December 13th at 3:00 pm

Holiday Tea Reservation

Museum Hours

Tuesday - Saturday

10:00 - 4:00

Virginia Quilt Museum
301 South Main Street
Harrisonburg, VA 22801
Phone: 540-433-3818


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Little Quilts, Big Talents 2014

Silent Auction to benefit the Virginia Quilt Museum

Bidding for the In-House Silent Auction items ends on August 23, 2014

Next Online Only Silent Auction

November 10 – 29, 2014

Click here to preview the beautiful quilts and other unique items.

2014 Raffle Quilts

Wheels On Fire,” a commemorative Harley-Davidson quilt - Congratulations, Jo Ann Emmons!

Shenandoah Spring,” a delightful impression of spring in the Valley

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