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.

Order Your Quilter’s Prayer T-Shirt

This exclusive t-shirt was created especially for the Virginia Quilt Museum by Wildhair Studios of Paducah, Kentucky. Help support the Museum by purchasing one of these fun VQM logo shirts!


The Quilter's Prayer

May your tension be well adjusted

Your bobbin always be full

And your fabric,

Always be on sale. Amen


Thank you for your support!



Opportunity Quilt – Chintz Medallion


Our 2013 Opportunity Quilt is a reproduction of the oldest quilt in the museum's collection. A Tree of Life Center Medallion, the reproduced quilt is made from the Chintz Medallion collection of fabrics by Quilting Treasures. The fabric line faithfully copies the fabrics in the original quilt, created around 1810. This beautiful quilt has been pieced and quilted by the Virginia Quilt Museum’s Vice President, Josephine Millett.


Tickets are available for only $1 each. You may also purchase 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 museum. Thank you for your support!


Drawing:  December December 14, 2013 

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.

Donate In Honor or In Memory of Someone Special
You can help the Virginia Quilt Museum and honor someone special at the same time!
Special Donations.pdf
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The Virginia Quilt Museum was deeply saddened to hear about the passing of one of our charter members and former Secretary of our Board of Directors.  Marianne Lloyd has been a champion of the Museum for years and she will be greatly missed. Her family has asked that in lieu of flowers a donation to the Virginia Quilt Museum would be a better way to honor Marianne's memory.  Marianne, you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

We are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of another of our charter members.  Charlotte Veregge was a passionate supporter of the Virginia Quilt Museum, the Virginia Consortium of Quilters, and quilting.  We are thankful that her family has chosen to honor Charlotte's memory by asking that donations be made to the Virginia Quilt Museum and her church. Our thoughts and prayers are with Charlotte's family and friends.

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.

Support Us By Shopping at Your Favorite Online Stores

When you shop online at some of your favorite retailers it can benefit the Virginia Quilt Museum. Visit where you can easily register and then select our museum. Next step- Shop and at no extra cost to you, have a portion of your purchase amount donated to the VQM. There are a large variety of stores to shop at such as:, Jo-Ann Fabrics & Craft stores, Barnes & Noble, Coldwater Creek Target, Macy's, Walmart, Kohls, and many more.

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 Artifact
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
  • 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.
VQM Acquisition Application
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Every Donation

Makes A Difference

Museum Hours

Tuesday - Saturday

10:00 - 4:00

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


Calendar of Events

Our exhibits change regularly. Have a look at our current exhibits.