Partner Organizations
Partner Organizations

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. 


Find out more about Volunteering wiht VQM here

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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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 or, 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?

  1. Go to 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.
  2. This one is very easy, go to and begin shopping to support the Virginia Quilt Museum.
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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2015 Raffle Quilt

Civil War Tribute,” made by the Cabin Branch Quilters

Pattern by Homestead Hearth

Click here for more information and to buy your tickets.

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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