You Can Help Us
Make A Tax Deductible Donation
We appreciate donations of any size. All donations are acknowledged every year in our annual report. You can make your donation by cash, check, credit card or Paypal.
Donate Your Time
At the Virginia Quilt Museum, we
love our volunteers. Volunteers are always needed to
support the Museum's mission of celebrating and nurturing Virginia's quilting heritage. Volunteers play a vital role in greeting our visitors by collecting admission fees, working in the Museum Shop, assisting with special events, guiding tours, leading
children’s activities, presenting at different organizations, and helping with the collection and exhibits. We need everyone's talents. Contact the museum if you have time to spare.
Opportunity Quilt – Shenandoah Spring
We are thrilled and very thankful that the wonderful ladies of the Stitching Quilt Group of Mount Jackson, Virginia generously donated their fabric, time, and talents to produce our 2014 opportunity quilt. This vibrant and stunning quilt is absolutely beautiful and would make a wonderful addition to anyone's home!
A heartfelt thank you goes out to Pat Albaugh, Mary Carlton, Carol Cunius, Mary Daigle, Josephine Millett, Dottie Pritchard, and Carol Rogers. We are so happy to count these amazing ladies as our volunteers, supporters, and friends.
The inspiration for “Shenandoah Spring” comes from Erin Russek’s pattern “Miss Kyra” published in McCall’s Quilting (July/August 2013).
Hand appliqued, pieced, and machine quilted
90” x 90”
Tickets are available for only $1 each. You may purchase your tickets online, at the Museum, from museum members, and at various show venues during the year.
All proceeds from ticket sales will directly benefit the Virginia Quilt Museum, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. Thank you for your support!
Drawing: December December 13, 2014
Donate: In Memory or In Honor of Someone Special
Do you know someone who has impacted your life and had a love of quilting? Honor them with
a special donation in their name. The Museum will track all donations made in a specific person’s name within a calendar year and when the donations reach $1,856 that person will be added to our 1856 Society and will be remembered forever. Their name will be added to our beautiful plaque that is always on display at the Virginia Quilt Museum. In addition, they will be honored in our quarterly newsletter and on our website.
You can help the Virginia Quilt Museum and honor someone special at the same time!
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Support Us By Shopping at Your Favorite Online Stores
At the Museum we are very excited to tell you about some programs where you can get your online shopping done and support the Museum at no cost to you!
If you start your online shopping experience at www.ShopForMuseums.com or smile.amazon.com, then you can choose for the Virginia Quilt Museum to be the recipient of a portion of your purchase price. The stores won't give you a discount, but at least they will give back to the Museum. So, please support the Virginia Quilt Museum and start your shopping at one of these generous web-based companies.
How to start shopping and benefiting the Museum?
- Go to www.ShopForMuseums.com and click the tab for "Museum Partners". Then use the search box to find Virginia Quilt Museum. After you've selected us, then you can choose where you would like to begin shopping.
- This one is very easy, go to http://smile.amazon.com/ch/54-1637667 and begin shopping to support the Virginia Quilt Museum.
Join the 1856 Society
The 1856 Society is special acknowledgement for those who wish to make a distinctive contribution to the Museum. The names of the 1856 Society members are engraved on a plaque and are on permanent display in the Museum. This is another way to memorialize someone special in your life. To join the 1856 Society, donations should be at least $1,856. Payments may be spread out over several years.
Donate Quilts or Artifacts
We are always looking to enhance our collection of quilts, sewing related items, and historical objects.
How to Submit a Quilt or
for Collection Consideration
Provide at least one good quality photograph of the artifact to be considered.
A written history of the artifact including, but not limited to the maker, date made, where the maker lived, and other relevant information.
Mail or email these items to the Executive Director at firstname.lastname@example.org
The information and photo(s) will be considered by the Collection Committee members at their next meeting. They will consider the submitted information and decide if they need to consider the actual artifact in-person.
After the committee has considered the actual artifact, the members will inform you of their final decision.
August 25 - September 1, 2014
Tuesday - Saturday
10:00 - 4:00
Virginia Quilt Museum
301 South Main Street
Harrisonburg, VA 22801
Makes A Difference
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
Click here for more information and to buy your tickets.