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Virginia Quilt Museum

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Address: South Main Street, Harrisonburg, VA 22801
Phone Number: 540-433-3818
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10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: The Commonwealth is proud to call the Virginia Quilt Museum its official...
The Commonwealth is proud to call the Virginia Quilt Museum its official quilt museum. Nestled in the heart of Harrisonburg's downtown historic district, the Museum is considered a resource center for the study of quilts and their place in the cultural lives of Virginians.The Museum offers rotating exhibits of antique and contemporary quilts from its collection, other institutions, and private collections. Additionally, the Museum works to further its educational mission by hosting workshops and lectures.
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Nice Exhibits and neat gift shop

The exhibits include historical/traditional artifacts as well as expressive/modern art quilt representations. Their civil war exhibit was interesting and unique. Parking is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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57 reviews 57 reviews
43 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

The exhibits include historical/traditional artifacts as well as expressive/modern art quilt representations. Their civil war exhibit was interesting and unique. Parking is available on the opposite side of the street. The gift shop had a large variety of items for purchase. A Wheelchair ramp is in the front of the building.

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Matthews, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

We viewed the Civil War Quilts display. It was so amazing to see what wonderful work the quilters did so long ago and all my hand. As a quilter I know I could never do what they did with what they had to do it with.

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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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47 reviews 47 reviews
17 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

The setting in the historic home is a perfect fit to the exhibits of the quilts, old and new. Get ready to learn some new things about our amazing female heritage. We always managed to support our families and each other, to which the quilts give evidence.

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Elkton, Maryland
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37 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Whether you are a quilter or not (I'm definitely not), it is a lovely place to visit. The historical quilts are extremely interesting, and the explanations posted by each one are educational. The modern quilts are fascinating as well. I loved it.

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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

I would have liked a bit more light on the quilts but as works of art, unsurpassable. First class display.

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Shenandoah Valley, Virginia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
12 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Have visited many times and each time I have been awed at the creative beauty of the exhibits. Today I say the Jinny Beyer exhibit and her talent is superlative! The colors and tessellations were fabulous; as were all the other old quilts that are on display. Each time I go I learn something: today it was the civil war... More 

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Basye, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Just saw the Jinny Beyer exhibit. Fantastic color and patterns. Rare to see so many of her quilts. I loved it. All the old quilts were great too. They are celebrating the 20th year of the museum so all the exhibits and events this year are special.

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Monroe VA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Beautiful, beautiful quilts. My husband loved it as much as I did. Loved seeing all the art displays from many different quilter. People were very friendly.

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Atlanta
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91 reviews 91 reviews
18 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

This little house has some nice examples of quilting. If you are interested in this craft, pay a visit.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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53 reviews 53 reviews
17 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

We stopped by the museum while spending the week at Massanutten. To our disappointment, the sign on the door showed that they were closed for 2 months, until 2/3/15. A 2 month closure seems excessive.

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