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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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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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Worth the trip for quilt ffans

Right now, the museum has a display of modern fabric art - quilts as multimedia art - on the main floor. Also, a collection of fairly recent reproduction quilts and quilts... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 18, 2015
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Midlothian, Virginia
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144 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

This proved to be a nice small museum with some interesting local quilts. It's located in the middle of town and has adequate parking coming off the street behind it.

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VA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

Right now, the museum has a display of modern fabric art - quilts as multimedia art - on the main floor. Also, a collection of fairly recent reproduction quilts and quilts inspired by civil war era quilts. Upper floor is antique quilts. There is also a fairly large collection of tiny portable or toy sewing machines. The basement also has... More 

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Hagerstown, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

This museum had been on my must do list for a long time! We stayed in Harrisonburg just for this museum. I can't say I was disappointed. The building was fabulous! The quilts were spectacular. However, I was disappointed because I am more a traditional quilter and it while I saw works of art, I didn't see 'quilts' that really... More 

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Cockeysville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Just my luck that a special exhibition of modern quilts were there by an internationally famous quilt artist. Unbelievably beautiful. Saw samples of 2015 Mid-Atlantic Region winners (from February 2015 between Richmond and Virginia Beach) I do not quilt but found the museum fascinating.

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Thank Joyce19561111
Baltimore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

The quilt museum was the reason for our trip to Harrisonburg and we were not disappointed. The old house that houses the quilt collection has 3 floors with displays on all. The main floor had a traveling exhibit from the National Quilt Museum in Paducah, KY that was very interesting. The exhibits change several times a year so it is... More 

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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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Thank MichaelSandercock
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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Thank 313Kay
Point Pleasant, New Jersey
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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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Thank Ray V
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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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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