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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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We took a tour of the Quilt Museum as a business group and it was something new for me. The ladies in there are all very friendly and know a lot about the different Quilts... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 13, 2015
MichaelSandercock
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Harrisonburg, Virginia
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Harrisonburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We took a tour of the Quilt Museum as a business group and it was something new for me. The ladies in there are all very friendly and know a lot about the different Quilts. Highly recommend the Virginia Quilt Museum to anybody visiting the beautiful Shenandoah Valley!

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Ivanhoe, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Quilts are well displayed, such a delightful setting for these lovely treasures. The house is worth a visit , restored and beautiful. Botanical quilts are on display, are truly works of art. My favorite were the quilts made during the Civil War.

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Point Pleasant, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Housed in a home from the Civil War period, the Quilt Museum was presently exhibiting some of the prize winning quilts from 2014's international competition featuring lilies.These quilts ranged from hand sewn and simple designs to very elaborate designs that were painted and sequined. One even had been sent from Japan. Another exhibit was quilts from the Civil War period... More 

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Winchester, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Interesting place if you are a quilt maker or quilt lover, otherwise not so much. Collections are rotated to encourage return visits.

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Pulaski
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

This antebellum house was very beautiful, as were the many quilts inside. There were quilts from the Civil War Era up to the present. I especially enjoyed all of the hangings in the basement for specialty days in the year (like hot dog day).

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Broadway, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

No photos allowed inside. This Museum is located in the Warren-Sipe House in Harrisonburg. Well restored and appointed with civil war era quilts. Also on display are a collection of Dear Jane quilts honoring Jane Stickle and a collection Celebrate The Day quilts done by local quilters. Beautiful house, modest entry fee and wonderful quilts.

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

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

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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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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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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