About us

The Virginia
Quilt Museum

The mission of the Virginia Quilt Museum is to cultivate and preserve the quilting arts in Virginia.

Founded in 1995, The Virginia Quilt Museum is the Official Quilt Museum of the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Nestled in the heart of the picturesque Shenandoah Valley in Harrisonburg, Virginia, the Museum promotes a unique blend of art and cultural heritage. With three floors of gallery space the museum celebrates the beauty of quilts through exhibitions that change at least three times a year. Historical, modern, art, and traditional quilts are featured simultaneously, allowing visitors the opportunity to explore the variety of styles, techniques, themes, and artistry found in quilts.

Along with exhibitions VQM offers an array of programs and events. Programs include topics such as beginning quilting classes, lectures on historical quilts, and workshops to make a table runner or mini quilt. Events include our ever popular Stash Blasts where you can stock up on fabric for $9 per pound!

We also welcome your group to the Museum for a special tour. Tours always include access to current exhibitions but can also include presentations of quilts from our collections and a look behind the scenes at how we care for and store our quilts. We can even bring some of our quilts to your guild or group for a presentation.

Our Building:
The Virginia Quilt Museum is lucky to call the Warren-Sipe House home. Built in 1856 the Warren-Sipe House has had a long and varied history, from family home, Civil War Hospital, temporary court house, rec center and so much more. To see a timeline of the house and the Warren and Sipe Families click here.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Virginia Quilt Museum’s programs and employment are open to all, regardless of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. An equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

History of the House Virtual Tour

This virtual tour will provide you with information about the home of our museum, the Warren Sipe House.

Download pdf for virtual tour

Check out our current Exhibits page for more information on the quilt exhibits and their artists that are on display at the museum.

Our Team

Virginia Quilt Museum Board of Directors

Sandy Maxfield – President
Sarah Entsminger – Vice President
Eileen Doughty – Secretary
Elizabeth Moss – Treasurer 

Gail Billingsley
Gloria Craft Comstock
Beverley Evans
Andrea Finch
Barb Garret
Deborah Jungling
Trudi Van Dyke

To contact the Board of Directors please email vqmboard@gmail.com



Are you interested in becoming a member or volunteer at the Virginia Quilt Museum?

We would love to have you join us! Volunteers help us do so much, from greeting visitors, to selling shop items, and helping out with programs and events.

Please check out our volunteer page here for more information. If you have questions or would like to know more please email Clara at vqmvolunteer@gmail.com

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